Uzès, Lussan, Saint Quentin La Poterie et La Bastide d’Engras are the most beautiful villages of the area of Le Pays d’Uzès. They are a must to visit during your stay for their history and architecture typical of the region. These towns are rather villages and ideal for a half or a day trip.
Pont du Gard and Castillon du Gard
Close to Uzès, the Pont du Gard is the monument most representative of the department Gard. It is a Roman aqueduct built the first century AD and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage. The site is beautiful not only for a tour visit but also to practice sport. Canoeing the Gardon, the river crossed by the monument and mountain biking the hills around the site can be a great experience.
Close to Pont du Gard there is Castillon du Gard, a small village typical of the region. A beautiful town with good restaurants to have dinner. Castillon du Gard can be a nice way to complete a day visit started with the tour at the Roman aqueduct.
Haribo Museum in Uzès
As you probably read, Le Mas Blanc Uzès belonged to our family since Paul Aubresby, creator of the licorice brand Zan (today Haribo), bought the farm in the 18th century.
The village of Uzès since then has preserved a small factory and museum of candies. We advise you to go there and visit the museum!
During the visit they will tell you about the history of Zan and they will show you few machines for the production of candies. Most important for kids and adults, you will find a shop Haribo where to buy candies, some of these are coming directly out of the factory for a real candy experience.
Les Concluses de Lussan
For those loving nature and adventure, Les Concluses de Lussan are a perfect place for a trek. A natural environment of a canyon with typical provençal nature offers treks of different difficulty.
For those more adventurous you may see yourself swimming in the water of the canyon and climbing rocks to see the finish of your trek in a typical field of lavender. A fantastic way to fulfill a half to a full day of sport in the nature.
The end of the day can be spent at sunset time to quickly visit Lussan and enjoy the view from the top of its hill.
This botanic garden is classified as one of the most beautiful gardens of France and it is unique in Europe. This garden has an incredible variety of bamboos from all the continents, plants and rare flowers too. The botanic garden had its beginning mid 19th century and since then was enriched of plants to become the garden we see today. A real miracle of nature.
And more…Nîmes, Avignon, Aigues-Mortes and Grau du Roi
We gave you the top five unique excursions. What’s more? We believe the region has more to offer. We will then share three cities you must visit and a final advice for the sea lovers.
Nîmes is the main city of the department Gard and it is Roman history makes the city rich of monuments such as the arena still intact and protagonist of Corridas, concerts and other events. You must visit the maison carrée and go for a walk at the jardins de la fontaine to discover the temple of Diane and the tour Magne. Nimes is famous for its feria, a two times a year event accompaining the corrida that see the full town in streets having fun.
Avignon belongs to the region Provence and it’s remarkable for its history with the palace of popes recognized as UNESCO World Heritage and its bridge. The main event of the year is the festival des arts du spectacle, a famous cultural and artistic event.
Aigues-Mortes is a typical medieval town still preserving his walls intact. A beautiful old town rich of history.
As promised, our advice for those who cannot spend their holiday without enjoying a day by the sea, we advise to go at Le Grau du Roi, a nice sea location just about one hour from our Mas.
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