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You will truly feel at home in The Cévennes if you like hiking in the wild nature. However, if you'd rather enjoy visiting museums to discover the local culture and rich history or spend time at the rivers' or sea beaches, there is plenty to satisfy you too.
To help you prepare your stay, we have selected below a few web sites to visit. Doing so, you'll be amazed by the images and the commentaries of those who love this unique region at the crossroads of Provence and the Cévennes.
You'll find numerous activities for you and your family to enjoy. At the house, we have gathered a great variety of guides, maps and tourists flyers to choose from.
Hiking in the Regional Park of the Cévennes where you can follow the Stevenson trail using the GR 70 . The trail follows Robert Stevenson's famous book "Travel in the Cevennes with a Donkey". You will find his book in the house library. Do not miss the Excursion with a Donkey and follow the tracks of Robert L. Stevenson!
Mountain Biking: Many splendid circuits are available for your pleasure: Allègre Les Fumades / L'Espérou / St Ambroix / St Jean de Maruéjols / St Jean du Gard / St Victor de Malcalp / and the superb circuit of the Mont Aigoual. You'll find 2 guides with recommended circuits in the house.
Swim of fish in the Gardon River. You'll cross the river Gardon 1km down on your way to the Mas. However, we specially recommend you the wonderful forest path behind the house. You'll be at the river after a 10 minutes walk. While swimming into pure clear waters, you'll enjoy the feeling that both mountain and river are just here for you!
For horses riding there is a horse farm 3 minutes before you arrive to the house. Ask Alain to be your guide and he will bring you to discover some of his hidden places along the river.
You can play Tennis at St Jean du Gard, and there is a 18 holes Golf at Nîmes.
Discover the Cévennes :
Discover the Cevennes National parc
Visit the Trabuc Cave and its spectacular and world unique "100,000" soldiers. The cave is close to Musée du Désert. We recommend a visit.
Visit the neighbor's house: it is the birth place of a very famous protestant leader: Abraham Mazel. Mazel lead the rebellion against Louis 14th' soldiers when the breakage of the Edit de Nantes forbid people from practicing a religion other that the Catholic one. A local association now owns the house. They will be extremely proud to give you a private visit and show you how Mazel used to escape from the soldiers.
You don't want to miss the very famous Pont du Gard.
There are festival and artistic events year-round: lighting the Bridge, musical evenings...
Take a ride on the Route de la Corniche des Cévennes from St Jean du Gard to Florac, capital of the Cévennes National Park. Just so wonderful! Many turns, but you'll discover the authentic Cévennes!
Visit the Mont Aigoual , 1560m high. Visit the Méteo-France Observatory and admire the spectacular scenery and the local wild life.
Visit St Jean Du Gard and its traditional market, every Tuesday morning,
Visit the Tropical Aquarium of St Jean du Gard. The tour lasts about 2 hours and is always a nice attraction for the youngest to discover new fishes.
Visit the Musée des Vallées Cévenoles in St Jean du Gard. It's all about local traditions and culture.
The Musée du Désert in Mialet. We highly recommend this visit if you are interested by the religious history of the region.
Visit the Trabuc Caves, close to the Musée du Désert. The visit lasts one hour. You can easily group both in the same afternoon
The Musée du Santon in Générargues, with its typical Provencal figures representing historic typical village scenes.
We especially recommend that you visit the largest Bambouseraie in Europe. You are in for a lot of new plants discovery! Guaranted! This is a typical family visit type. Kids have space to run and will learn about some amazing plants and trees that grow in Mialet. Sequoias, gingko biloba, and of course the incredible bambous.
Spend the day on an unusual tour of the region with the small Train à Vapeur des Cévennes (small steam train). The train leaves St Jean to Anduze for times a day and it is a 40mn trip. It stops at the Bambouseraie and you can visit and/or enjoy a picnic there.
See the "Pont des Camisards" or the "Pont des Abarines". You'll also find many more small stone bridges around, simply because there are so many small streams.
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