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The Gard is one of France's most underexplored regions, a fact which strikes any visitor as profoundly strange considering that it is so steeped in history and natural beauty. Whether it's the Roman grandeur of Nimes, the Renaissance allure of Uzes or the medieval charm of Aigues Mortes, the towns and cities of the Gard are incredibly well-preserved and will quickly transport you back through the pages of history. The landscape is as diverse as the remnants of its history. From the low salt marshes of the Camargue to the high green valleys of the north-west, there is much to see, and our collection of the best places to stay in Gard provide great bases, whichever part of the region you plan to explore. This is a perfect place for a holiday where you can enjoy culture, good food and plenty of sunshine.
There is a vast Roman aqueduct called the Pont du Gard that stands between Uzes and Nimes, the latter being once a retirement settlement for discharged Roman army veterans. It is a wonderful sight to behold and stands as a symbol for the region, full of grandiosity and beautiful architecture, as well as a wealth and depth of history. Nimes is striking for this very reason. An utterly spellbinding place where the might and splendour of the Roman empire are made immediately apparent, it has two significant Roman sites, a Roman temple and an amphitheatre respectively.
Not only that, but Nimes retains a tradition of bullfighting, the sort of euphoria-inducing bloodthirsty sport that their Roman ancestors would've understood. Smaller towns like Beaucaire share this tradition, and the low-lying marshes strewn along the coastline are used as breeding grounds for the bulls. This area is called Camargue and is home to pink flamingos, egrets and wild horses, while also being used for the salt-harvesting industries.
On the other side of the Pont du Gard is Uzes, whose stunning architecture and open-air markets are the envy of the region. Walking through the winding cobbled streets, you are struck by the gorgeous Renaissance facades of the buildings, particularly that of the Duke's Castle, whose imposing 11th-century keep looms grandly over the town. Northwest from Uzes one enters Cevannes, a landscape of wide green valleys, snaking mountain rivers and rolling hills. A truly magical place, it is ideal for long hikes and gentle walks alike and the views are magnificent. As you head further inland both the climate and food changes, the air gets cooler, and the food more classically French.
Then there is the old city of Aigues Mortes, meaning "Dead Waters", a truly amazing place. Originally built in 102 BCE, it was rebuilt in the 13th-century by Louis IX, and its looming walls and ramparts are still very well preserved. Spend a day walking along the ramparts and admiring the views, or check out the local museums and learn about the city's significant role in the Crusades, being the place where the 7th and 8th crusades were launched. As you get nearer the coastline, you encounter charming seaside resorts like those in Petit Camargue, and some great beaches like Espiguette, which is the longest beach in the Languedoc.
What not to miss:
- Visit the Roman amphitheatre in Nimes and the Roman temple, both of which are incredibly well-preserved, and serve as symbols for the grandeur of this beautiful city.
- Check out the Duke's Castle in Uzes with its beautiful Renaissance facade, Gothic chapel and imposing 11th-century keep.
- If you fancy seeing a bullfight, head to either Beaucaire or Nimes.
- Go to Camargue, the salt marshes, and see the bulls roam freely amongst legions of Pink flamingos and wild horses.
- The Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct connecting Nimes and Uzes, an example of Roman architectural prowess at its finest.
- Go for a hike through the gorgeous green valleys of Cevennes and visit the ruined abbeys along the way.
Where to stay
- Nîmes is bound to impress with its heavily Roman influences, including a well-preserved ampitheatre, aqueduct, and the stunning Maison Carrée temple.
- If you fancy something a tad more low-key then the charming towns of Uzès and Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres, with their historic stone architecture and quaint cobbled streets, will be right up your street.
- Villeneuve-lès-Avignon is best-known for its impressive 14th-century ramparts and bustling weekend markets.
- Or if you're looking for a seaside getaway then Le Grau-du-Roi - with its picturesque colour houses dotted along the waterfront - will be your best bet.
This is a picturesque region and our pick of the best places to stay in Gard often make the most of that; set in quiet villages or completely off the beaten track surrounded in gorgeous countryside.
The best places to stay in the Gard
- Mas de Boudan, set in a quaint rural farmhouse, is an exemplary haute-cuisine restaurant which also happens to boasts four chic rooms. A top getaway.
- Jardins Secrets is a truly stunning Baroque-Rococco coaching inn. Lounge by the pool, surrounded by orange and olive trees, and feel a million miles from all your worries.
- The value-for-money Hostellerie Provencal is a charming guesthouse in the heart of Uzès, offering 9 pretty rooms and a restaurant overseen by two Michelin-star chefs.
- L'Albiousse is a centrally-located townhouse whose smart rooms feature plenty of blacks and whites, with the odd one even having its own fireplace.
- La Maison D'Uzès is a gorgeous 5* stay with elegant rooms and a Michelin-star restaurant - what more could you possibly ask for?
- L'Artemise is a truly spectacular gourmet restaurant with 5 rooms on the outskirts of Uzès, set within a beautifully-restored 16th-century house. Full of contemporary art, there is a spoiling spa, a large outdoor pool and a lovely garden. Ideal for couples.
- Le Prieuré, an ivy-clad former monastery, is a luxurious stay boasting elegant rooms, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a tennis court, and a pool. Utterly stunning.
- L'Atelier is a similarly charming spot. This 16th-century house boasts smart rustic rooms as well as a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy an evening tipple.
- Hotel le Saint Laurent is a charmingly traditional and typically Provenćal stay - think rich fabrics with plenty of oranges and reds. What's more, it has its own jacuzzi and pool to boot.
- 5-room Maison Felisa is a relaxed and very homely country house that's ideal for a quiet retreat with the family.
- Après La Sieste is a wonderfully characterful 6-room B&B that's bound to impress.
- L'Oustau Camarguen boasts colourful contemporary rooms and a lovely pool without breaking the bank - ideal for family trips.
- Le Spinaker, set right on the Port Camargue marina, offers splendid seaviews and lovely rooms.
- A beautiful boutique B&B the Les Sardines aux Yeux Bleus is set in a secluded hamlet, offering 3 rustic-chic rooms that are perfect for families and couples alike. There is an outdoor pool and a charming garden. Great value for money.
- Mas de La Rivoire is a former 14th-century winery, complete with an on-site chapel, offering 5 modern-meets-rustic rooms with exposed stone walls and wooden beams. There's an on-site volleyball court and table tennis. Great for families.
- The truly magnificent Chateau de Varenne overlooks the Rhone Valley, with 11 traditional and extremely cosy rooms. Take cooking classes with the chef or go on a wine tasting tour from the hotel. In a spellbinding location with lush green gardens complete with an outdoor pool. 4* luxury.
- Just a short drive from the beach and in a prime location for exploring Aigues Mortes, this elegant hotel, Villa Mazarin is set within a 15th-century building. The rooms are traditionally-furnished, and there is a restaurant, spa and indoor pool. A wonderful break ideal for families.
- The luxury B&B, Clos du Lethe, is a renovated farmhouse offering 5 sophisticated, high-end rooms. The views are gorgeous, particularly from the infinity pool. Only 6km from Uzes.
For an apartment or villa
- Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of villas and apartments in the nearby area for those looking for something a little more private.
- Fly to Nimes-Ales-Camargue-Cevannes Airport and take public transport to your destination.
- If you want to rent a car we recommend you contact our partner Rentalcars.
- The best time to go is during the summer months, when the temperature ranges from 13 to 31 degrees. It gets cooler as you head further inland.
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Best Hotels in Gard
L'Atelier Avignon 22 rooms from £74City Style - Tres chic accommodation - with a fabulous roof terrace boasting urban viewsFamilies - Don't leave anyone behind - you can even bring the dog along!Value chic - Great value, central location - a no fail option!Local exploring - Occupying a central spot - perfect for exploring
A delightful hotel set in a stunning 16th century house. L'Atelier fuses its rustic design with contemporary furnishings to produce comfortable, attractive rooms. After a day's exploring Avignon's papal history, relax in the garden with a glass of wine or take in city views from the roof terrace. See More
Hostellerie Provençale Uzès 9 rooms from £78Restaurant - La Parenthèse - Michelin recommended, serving only the finest local produceGreat walks - Lots of walking and hiking in the surrounding countrysideSights nearby - Pont du Gard, Nimes and Avignon close-byRomantic - Good for couples.
Charming little hotel and sister guest-house in Uzès, the perfect base from which to explore Provence. The pretty rooms are cosy and traditional in style with floral fabrics and period features. The restaurant is overseen by two Michelin trained chefs and serves only the best local produce. See More
L'Oustau Camarguen Port Camargue (Le Grau-du-Roi) 39 rooms from £78Active Holiday - From horse riding, sailing to walking the hotel will gladly help arrange a whole host of activitiesValue chic - Well priced accommodation makes this a popular optionSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorLocal markets - Explore the local markets and culture of the Camarge.
L'Oustau Camarguen is a welcoming hotel on the edge of the Camargue region. Its contemporary design focuses on spacious, comfortable rooms. Explore the rich culture of the Camargue area or simply unwind by the pool. Its affordability makes it great for families and groups. A great find. See More
Villa Mazarin Aigues Mortes 14 rooms from £85Historic - A lovely 15th century building.Sights nearby - Hours drive from Avignon, Arles, Orange, Nimes, Uzes, Montpelier or Aix-en-Provence.Restrictions on children - No children under age 6Local markets - Good for local colour.
An elegant hotel set in a charming 15th century building. Traditional rooms with all the mod-cons. Spa, indoor pool and excellent French restaurant. Just a short drive from the beach, and in a central location to walk the Medieval streets of the town. A wonderful weekend break for families. See More
Hotel le Saint Laurent Saint Laurent des Arbres 7 rooms from £86Swimming Pool - Small sheltered Outdoor PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Full of characterTraditional
Apres la Sieste Saint Laurent des Arbres 6 rooms from £95Country Escape - A charming and intimate country home offering secluded romance in the rustic chic rooms and lovely gardens.Local exploring - On the border of Provence and Cévennes, it's perfect for exploring both regions.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Avignon and visit the magnificent Papal Palace.Local markets - Explore the bustling market of Saint-Laurent-des-Arbes.Recommended by - Great Small Hotels
La Buissonnière Hameau de Foussargues, Provence 6 rooms from £95Families - With suites and appartments to rent and plenty of room to run around, it's perfect for a family holiday.Country Escape - Set amidst rolling olive groves and grape vines, it's a great spot for country escape.Great walks - There are plenty of beautiful walking trails through the surrounding olive groves and grape vines.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Avignon and visit the stunning Papal Palace.
A delightful hotel nestled between vines, on a magnificent 18th century former winery. This characterful hotel has simple, elegant rooms that afford great views out over the gently sloping landscape. Relax by the sumptuous pool or enjoy a tour of the vineyards. A Provençal charmer. See More
La Maison de Leonie Collias (Rue des Aires,) 5 rooms from £97Spa breaks - The on-site Wellness Centre features everything from a sauna and whirlpool to on-request massages.Country Escape - The village lies beside the River Gardon and is surrounded by vineyards and lush, green farmland.Sights nearby - Visit the Papal Palace in Avingnon, beautiful and rich in history.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
Chic and modern rooms in a renovated farmhouse in the village of Collias. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a wellness centre and a hot tub. The rooms themselves are minimalist in design and have unique colour schemes. Near Avignon and Nimes, ideal for exploring the region. See More
Domaine des Clos Nimes (Gard) 18 rooms from £104Cycling - Explore the nearby Alpilles and Camargue National ParksSwimming Pool - large outdoor pool, set in 4 hectares of park with its own olive grove (organic)Local markets - Heaven for foodiesRestaurant - Recommended.Recommended by - Sawdays
Fabulous 18th century provençal mas on an old wine estate with comfy rooms, suites and self catering apartments, each individually decorated. Wonderful gourmet hampers mean that you can sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens after exploring the nearby towns of Arles, Nîmes and Avignon. See More
Monte Arena Uzès (Montaren-et-St-Médiers) 4 rooms from £111Sights nearby - The Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct over the Gardon River, is around 10 miles away.Great walks - Walk the Vallee D'eure, through rolling countryside and ancient Roman ruins.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Sawdays
Golden hued 17th century stonework, vaulted ceilings and contemporary furnishings. Rooms are the size of bijoux apartments with muted palettes, bold rugs and modern art. Breakfast is delicious and mostly homemade. In high season dinner is served. Relax in the hidden hot tub and plunge pool. See More
Chateau d'Arpaillargues Uzès 28 rooms from £113Country Escape - An idyllic rural escape in a picturesque part of rural France.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolRomantic - Good for couples.Full of character
A whimsical chateau set in picturesque mature gardens just outside Uzés. Elegant rooms are individually styled using a mix of contemporary and traditional styles. A fantastic restaurant serves up regional fare and there's a pool, bikes for hire, tennis court and boules lawn too. See More
Le Spinaker Port Camargue (Le Grau-du-Roi) 21 rooms from £113Local exploring - Explore the beautiful surrounding marshlands of the Camargue, on foot, two wheels or horseback.Sailing - With Port Camargue marina on the doorstep, it's the perfect place to stay after docking.Views - Great views from hotelSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Putting relaxation at the fore, Le Spinaker sits quietly on the Port Camargue marina. With beautiful views out over the marina and comfortable, tasteful rooms, it's a great place to stay whilst exploring the natural beauty of the Camargue. Perfect for people on sailing holidays coming into port. See More
Maison Felisa Saint Laurent des Arbres 5 rooms from £113Sights nearby - Easy access to Avignon, Orange, Nimes and the Gorges d'ArdecheWhirlpool Bathtub - Three rooms have two person in room whirlpool tubsRestrictions on children - Not suitable for babiesSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - I Escape
Les Sardines aux Yeux Bleus Aigaliers, Gard 3 rooms from £113Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Full of characterSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
Mas de La Rivoire Sommieres 5 rooms from £113Country Escape - A tranquil 14th century winery estate complete with chapel, beautifully-maintained gardens and surrounded by green vineyards.Sights nearby - Sommieres, a nearby medieval town, is worth checking out and provides beautiful views of the countryside.Swimming Pool - Outdoor swimming pool.Views - Great views from hotel
La Maison Papillons Gard 6 rooms from £113Active Holiday - Nestled in a beautiful natural landscape with lots of great walking and cycling routes, choose this hotel for an active holidayFamilies - Families are well-catered to here, with suites available that can accommodate children. Kids will love the outdoor pool tooCountry Escape - Set in a peaceful location with views of the Cevennes mountains, book this hotel for an idyllic escape to the countrySights nearby - Visit the Caverne du Pont d’Arc, a replica of the original site: it holds some of the earliest cave paintings ever foundRecommended by - I Escape
This beautifully appointed guesthouse sits in Monteil overlooking the Cevennes mountains. Set in a converted farmhouse, interiors focus on natural materials, with exposed brick and flagstone creating a rustic yet elegant feel. Admire the country views from the refreshing salt-water pool. See More
Hotel Les Templiers, Aigues Mortes Aigues Mortes (Rue De La République 30220) 8 rooms from £121Local exploring - A charming and conveniently placed base to explore the region from.Sights nearby - The 13th century towers, turrets and ramparts of Aigues-Mortes are worth exploring. Out-of-town is the Tours Carbonneire.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolRestaurant - Recommended.
Chic and charming renovated 18th century merchant's house inside the fortifications of Aigues-Mortes. The hotel features a restaurant, bar and a lovely outdoor pool. Comfortable, contemporary rooms feature exposed stone walls, wooden beams and antique furniture. Ideal for history lovers. See More
Château de Varenne Gard 11 rooms from £130Sights nearby - A good base from which to visit Avignon, the Pont du Gard and Saint Rémy de ProvenceRestaurant - For lunch and dinner at the Château, groups are only received upon reservationSpa - Massage and beauty therapist on requestCooking classes - Cooking classes at the Chateau
In the heart of the provence countryside sits this charming hotel overlooking the Rhone Valley. Enjoy a stay in the lovely comfortable bedrooms, then fling open the pretty blue french shutters and revel in the view of the beautiful gardens and swimming pool. A picture perfect place in Provence. See More
Mas de Boudan Nimes 4 rooms from £134Foodies - Housing a fabulous restaurant which has been accredited a Michelin Star.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Nimes Cathedral and the restored Roman temple, Maion Carree.Romantic - Good for couples.Traditional
A fabulous restaurant with four contemporary rooms attached. Dine on Chef Jérôme Nutile's stunning menu showcasing the finest "haute couture" cuisine in an atmospheric converted farmhouse. Chic rooms are warm yet modern in style. Located just 3km from Nimes. A true foodies destination. See More
Entre Vigne et Garrigue Pujaut, Gard 4 rooms from £169Foodies - Foodies will be heaven with the Michelin star restaurant, celebrating the cuisine of Provence, and providing cooking classes!Country Escape - A pretty spot, perfect for a rural break with stunning views, lovely vegtable gardens and cosy interiors.Restaurant - Gourmet cuisine with menus that change every 10 days according to seasonalitySights nearby - Visit the Palais des Papes just a 15 minute drive from the property.
A charming farmhouse with award-winning restaurant. Quaint country-style rooms feature cast iron beds, exposed stonework and large sash windows. A lovely rural escape with pretty gardens and a generously proportioned pool to relax by. Enjoy Michelin Star regional cuisine at the restaurant. See More
Le Prieuré, Avignon Villeneuve lez Avignon 38 rooms from £174Restaurant - Michelin starred with gastronomic cuisine from Fabien FageFoodiesSights nearby - A few minutes from Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage siteTennis - Tennis courts on the groundsRecommended by - Tablet, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel
A wonderful blend of historic and contemporary. The 14th century ivy clad former monastery was renovated in 2007 creating rooms with character and unpretentious luxury. Relax by the pool, break a sweat on the tennis court, and visit the Michelin starred restaurant in the stunning gardens. See More
La Maison d'Uzes Uzès 9 rooms from £181Foodies - Chef Christophe Ducros heads the Michelin-starred La Table d’Uzès, featuring regional specialities and innovative cuisine.Romantic Break - Treat yourselves with an indulgent weekend break, with deluxe suites, pampering spa, and gourmet cuisine.Sights nearby - History buffs must visit the beautiful 11th century Tour Fenestrelle.Local markets - Sample delicious local produce at the Uzes farmers market.Recommended by - Relais & Chateaux
La Maison d'Uzes is a fantastic five-star hotel awash with history and heritage. The luxurious and timelessly elegant rooms come with plush bathrooms and granite fireplaces. The superb restaurant is the recipient of a michelin star. Ideal for a indulgent, romantic break in Uzes. See More
Hotel des Remparts Aigues Mortes 14 rooms from £189Local exploring - Perfectly placed on the ramparts with many of the town's historical sites within walking distanceSights nearby - Walk alongside the ramparts and spot the towers and turrets along the waySwimming Pool - Indoor poolRomantic - Good for couples.
A family-run boutique property set in the heart of historic Aigues-Mortes. Smart rooms perfectly merge the building's original features with clean contemporary design with the best featuring in-room baths. Boasting a spa and chic bar both of which are a welcome respite after a day's sightseeing. See More
L'Artemise Uzès 5 rooms from £191Spa - Elegant spa in the vaulted cellars, includes 10m corridor pool, steam bath, jucuzzi and treatment roomRestaurant - Allow four hours for the gastronmic experience, eat alfresco in the courtyard gardenSuites - Swish contemporary bedrooms and suites some equipped with kitchenettesGarden - Mature garden with ancient trees, beautiful shrubs and flowers
Heavenly gastronomic restaurant with rooms on a hillside, just outside the Uzes with lovely views and gardens. This beautifully restored and peaceful XV1 century Mas exhibits contemporary art by well known artists. The "surprise" Menu changes daily & follows the seasons. A memorable experience. See More
Le Vieux Castillon Castillon-du-Gard, Gard 30 rooms from £211Foodies - The restaurant serves picturesque Provencal cuisine and is much revered in the region.Luxury - Utterly luxurious; stylish, gourmet, very romantic in architecture and ambience.Romantic BreakRomantic - Good for couples.
A stunning hotel with all the romance and joie de vivre of Provence. Golden-stone Renaissance architecture, cypress and olive trees surrounding terraces, a pool perched on a mount overlooking the valley, sumptuous rooms and suites, and flamboyant Provencal cuisine. Utterly dreamy. See More
L'Albiousse Uzès 5 rooms from £214Romantic BreakRestrictions on children - Adults only.Local markets - Good for local colour.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - I Escape
Clos du Lethe Montaren-et-Saint-Médiers, Gard 5 rooms from £217Sights nearby - Explore historic Uzes only 6km away.Restrictions on children - Not suitable for children under 10Swimming Pool - Outdoor infinity poolHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Recommended by - I Escape
Château de Montcaud Sabran, Gard 29 rooms from £221Local exploring - Set in the heart of Provence, this hotel is a great starting point for local exploring, from Provençal culture to natural beautyCountry Escape - Set on a former silk merchant's estate in the beautiful landscape of Provence, book this hotel for a serene country getawayFoodies - Foodies love this hotel's gourmet restaurant, offering lots of fresh seafood paired with great winesSights nearby - Visit the historical La Chartreuse de Valbonne monastery, located close to this hotel. The monastery was founded in 1204
This grand hotel occupies a 19th-century château in bucolic grounds in Provence. The heritage facade gives way to frescoed ceilings and a sweeping staircase. Upstairs, guestrooms feature silk panels and bespoke furniture. A gourmet restaurant and outdoor pool complete this stylish country retreat. See More
Bien Loin d'Ici Nimes 3 rooms from £226Spa breaks - With all rooms featuring private terraces with hot tubs, sauna and hammam cabin, Bien Loin d'Ici promises wellness and reposeLocal exploring - The local region is rich in natural landscapes and filled with medieval heritage, particularly AvignonShort break - Easily accesible from Avignon airport, this location is ideal for a short rejuvenating escapeSights nearby - Head to the nearby Pont du Gard, an impressive and intact Roman aquaduct that traverses the local riverRecommended by - Sawdays
Lying a little outside Nimes, Bien Loin d'Ici feels like a quiet retreat into nature. The three double rooms have contemporary decor, en suite bathrooms which lead onto private terraces boasting views and private hot tubs. The outdoor heated pool set amongst wildflowers is absolute bliss. Superb! See More
Jardins Secrets Nimes (Gard) 14 rooms from £278Sights nearby - Pont Du Gard within 11 miles. UNESCO site.Restrictions on children - Children must be over the age of 10.OpulentSpaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Amazing Baroque-Rococco style in this gorgeous 18th century coaching Inn. Rich drapes, fresh linen and soft lighting. Totally spoiling with it's own spa and outdoor pool surrounded by palms, orange and olive trees. Relax by the fire in the Napoleon 111 bar. An oasis of calm in this historic city. See More
La Maison d'Ulysse Baron, Gard 8 rooms from £312Restaurant - Table d'hotes style dinners are offered to guest with a menu that changes every couple of daysSpa - Small spa with hammam and good range of therapeutic and relaxing massagesSights nearby - Uzès has panoramic views of the countryside around.Swimming Pool - Outdoor heated poolRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
A gorgeous farmhouse in Provence. Sandstone walls, lavender filled landscapes, lemon groves, and an excellent table d'hotes. Romantic rooms, suites, and one apartment have huge bath tubs and boutique furnishings. The perfect spot for couples or families. Total relaxation in rural luxury. See More