Castillon-du-Gard is ideally situated between Avignon, Nîmes and Uzès and just 6 kilometres from the Pont du Gard aqueduct. Set on a rocky outcrop, the medieval village overlooks one end of the gorges of the Gardon. The 13th century village with its cobblestone streets and its gargoyles, its old watch tower and its Romanesque chapel invites you to discover its past and its architectural heritage. With shops, restaurants and even a 4-star hotel, the village also has all the ingredients to offer lovers of old buildings the possibility of staying longer!
- the medieval village with the ochre façades of the magnificently restored houses and the picturesque streets that will delight photographers.
- the views over the vineyards and the Pont du Gard
- the Romanesque Saint-Christophe Chapel from the 13th century and Saint-Caprais Chapel from the 12th century
- the cistern and the site of the Grammière, an old Gallo-Roman villa
- the ruins of a former lepers' colony
- the windmill
- the many “capitelles” (dry-stone shelters) that you will see as you cross the vineyards and surrounding scrub land.
An approximately 350-kilometre network of marked trails and hiking paths has been set out. One, the GR63 trail, will lead you to the Pont du Gard and its aqueduct. Those of you who want to escape the blazing Provençal sun can take a cooling break along the banks of the Gardon.
The medieval village of Castillon du Gard perched on its knoll
House on the corner of the Rue Citernasse in Castillon du Gard
Gargoyle in the village of Castillon du Gard
The Castelione Fountain, from the village's name in the 12th century, Castrum Castelione
Restored facade and Gargoyle in the old village of Castillon du Gard
The Girls' School of Castillon du Gard, Rue du Presbytère
Fountains, arched passageways and mullion windows in the village of Castillon
Medieval house in Castillon du Gard