Destination guide

It's hard to tire of Gard

The ancient Roman influence is one of the most noticeable things when you stay in a Gard vacation rental. There are well-preserved Roman structures here aplenty, including the famous Pont du Gard aqueduct that spans the Gardon River and the sweeping amphitheater. There's never a dull moment in the towns and cities like Nimes, where typically beautiful food markets line the cafe-laden streets. Beyond the urban centers, a whole world of outdoorsy fun awaits, particularly for families who come to hike the footpaths, canoe down the gorgeous waterways, or simply kick back in the park with a picnic of French goodies.

Things to do

Discover Roman Gaul history in Gard

Over the years, this part of France has seen its fair share of rulers and conquerors, most notably the Romans, who marched in almost 2,000 years ago. Remnants of their past can be seen in the amphitheater they built, one of the biggest in Roman Gaul, which once saw gladiators battle it out in front of over 20,000 cheering spectators. Just outside Nimes you'll find more Roman remains at the Jardins de la Fontaine. Art lovers shouldn't miss the Musee Albert Andre, while families with kids will love the interactive Haribo Sweet Museum in Uzes.


Walk in the footsteps of Romans in Gard

If you're a rambler, you're in for a treat when you stay at a Gard vacation rental. There are more well-maintained and marked hiking footpaths than you could stomp along in a lifetime, 9,000 kilometers to be precise, many of which were built and used by the Romans. France has a bit of an obsession with canoeing and when you see their glorious waterways, you'll quickly understand why. A sunny afternoon gently paddling downstream is never time wasted. Extreme sports nuts can get their fix climbing the cliff faces or taking off in paragliders on the thermals above.


Sun-soaked summer days in Gard

The temperature varies greatly depending on which time you stay in a Gard vacation rental. Typically, the summer days sizzle and the winter days are mild. The busiest months are between June and August, when French families leave the stuffy cities en masse for some fun in the sun. The sun-soaked beaches often hit the mid-80s and the evenings are balmy. If crowds aren't your thing and you don't mind slightly cooler climes, you might be best scoring a rental in spring or fall. You'll also benefit from a serious dip in prices.

Natural features

The wildlife of Cevennes National Park in Gard

If you've packed and made room in your luggage for a pair of binoculars and your walking shoes, you should make a beeline for the Cevennes National Park, one of France's premier wildlife viewing spots. It's difficult to turn one of the winding footpaths without coming face-to-face with some of the critters that reside here. Look out for herds of deer and the beautiful free-roaming Przewalski's horses that roam around the park. You'll want to watch your step though. You wouldn't want to tread on one of the little hedgehogs or squash the lizards that lie out in the midday sun.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Gard

The nearest airport is in Nimes (FNI-Garons), located 20 mi (32.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Montpellier (MPL-Montpellier - Mediterranean), which is 30.7 mi (49.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Boucoiran Station, Noyon Nozieres-Brignon Station and Saint-Geniès-de-Malgoirès Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Gard?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,368 vacation rentals near Gard. From 4,341 Houses to 1,207 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gard for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gard?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gard. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Uzès: 1,222 vacation rentals
  • Nîmes: 1,864 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Maximin: 1,090 vacation rentals
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: 2,271 vacation rentals
  • Aigues-Mortes: 2,643 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Gard! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gard?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gard:

  • Uzès: 1,222 rentals
  • Nîmes: 1,864 rentals
  • Saint-Maximin: 1,090 rentals
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: 2,271 rentals
  • Aigues-Mortes: 2,643 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Gard?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Gard are:

  • Ales (XAS): 2,198 vacation rentals
  • Garons Airport (FNI): 3,061 vacation rentals
  • Orange (XOG-Orange-Caritat Air Base): 5,399 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Gard?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Gard. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nimes Arena: 2,985 rentals
  • Place du Marche aux Herbes: 2,992 rentals
  • Nimes St-Cesaire Station: 3,001 rentals
  • Uzes Cathedral: 2,992 rentals
  • Nimes (ZYN-Nimes SNCF Train Station): 3,004 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gard listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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