Aubais is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The little town is in an about 20 km distance from Nîmes and Aigues-Mortes, the recreation area of La Grande-Motte is reachable in a distance of about 20 km. Long before the Roman occupation, there are remnants of homes on the site Aubais, the first time the specific word Albaisa is raised in 1096, marking the real beginning of the villages identity. It coincides with the construction of a watchtower followed some hundred years by a castle, in the 14th century Aubais had two high feudalsquare towers, the forerunner of the north wing of the present castle, around them were grouped a few houses. At the same time the Mill Quarry was built up on the banks of river Vidourle - today still on the territory of Aubais, designed for milling grain, the visitor still finds the machicolations stones and bosses who remain. Beautifully restored today, it is an exhibition and leisure site, the Chapel of St. Nazaire Massillargues parish in Aubais was for the first time mentioned in the thirteenth century and still remains open for worship during special events.
In the 14th century and the following the village suffered like many other various scourges of pestilence and his son, Charles Baschi, whose lands are located in Marquessate Aubais continued the construction of the Castle with its two wings, and enlarged the court of honor. Very degraded by the Revolution and over time the property of 19 different owners, the lands of the Marquis of Aubais stretched far out of town, encompassing such Gavernes, Christin and others, and residents of Center Aubais stating they were AUBAIS MEMA. The term comes from being included on the entering the village. Courbets former route can today be hiked on the official trail Route Courbet, cave Aubaï Mema is home to the villages organic wines and doubles as a restaurant as well as a venue for private events and tango nights. René Grousset was born in Aubais on September 5,1885 in Aubais and he was a historian, curator of both the Cernuschi- and Guimet-Museums in Paris, and a member of the prestigious Académie française.
The painter Claude Viallat was born in Nîmes in 1936 and grew up in Aubais, major efforts have been made in equipment or social associations. The comprehensive Socio-Educational Center of the village includes a theatre and many rooms for judo, dance, searches of the immediate area have helped to update the foundations and the remains of a cemetery of the eleventh century
Beauvoisin is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Beauvoisin is a southern village with a post office, newsagent, butchers. Its quite famous for bull games in the city streets and the arenas, unlike Spanish bullfighting, the game in Gard is to retrieve decorations that are attached to the bulls horns. The idea is to be quick and nimble and to demonstrate your bravery rather than to kill or gain a victory over a bull, throughout the streets you will see Empègue which appear annually in designs that reflect the local culture. The castle was a building being constructed in 1067 for the Knights Templar. The other most notable building is the Temple which was built on the ruins of an old church and this building was completed in 1834. The temple was built in 1834 by the architect Charled Durand on the ruins of the church, in 2012, it was officially declared to be historical monument. Costières de Nîmes AOC Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Arrigas is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The village is in the Cévennes, above the D999 road between Le Vigan and Alzon, Arrigas possesses a number of Megalithic remains including the dolmen of Arrigas on the route to Peyraube, and the dolmen of Peyre Cabussélado near the border with the commune of Arre. There are three knocked-over menhirs at the pass de Vernes, and more lower down at the place called Troulhas. The village itself was founded in the 12th century by a colony of Benedictine monks under the dependency of St Victor of Marseille, a church is mentioned in 1113, by the 14th century, during the Hundred Years War, the church was fortified. During the French Wars of Religion the dAlbignac family, lords of Arrigas, embraced the Reformation, but their loyalty to the Crown led the dAlbignacs to change camp. In 1625, when Henri, duc de Rohan led the uprising of the Protestants of Languedoc, Charles dAlbignac took up the Catholic cause of the King, Louis XIII. His castle at the Pont dArre was taken by the Protestant zealots, some months later, at the Siege of Creissels, Charles dAlbignac stopped the advance of the troops of Rohan, and afterwards he was elevated by the King to become the Baron dArre.
After the destruction of the Pont dArre, the family built the château of Arrigas. After a remarkable career under the Ancien Régime, dAlbignac put himself in the service of the French Revolution and accepted becoming the first mayor of Le Vigan in 1790. He took up service against the enemies of the Revolution in the Camp of Jales and he is the most illustrious of the children of Arrigas, although he died in his own house in Le Vigan in 1825. Arrigas is lively village from July to August when home owners from all over France, there are communal fetes in mid July and at the end of August. A little cooler because of its location it provides a welcome break from the fierce heat of the coastal regions of Languedoc. Estelle, a located on the territory of the commune Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Departments of France
In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. There are 96 departments in metropolitan France and 5 overseas departments, each department is administered by an elected body called a departmental council. From 1800 to April 2015, they were called general councils, the departments were created in 1791 as a rational replacement of Ancien Régime provinces with a view to strengthen national unity, the title department is used to mean a part of a larger whole. Almost all of them were named after geographical features rather than after historical or cultural territories which could have their own loyalties. The earliest known suggestion of it is from 1764 in the writings of dArgenson and they have inspired similar divisions in many countries, some of them former French colonies. Most French departments are assigned a number, the Official Geographical Code. Some overseas departments have a three-digit number, the number is used, for example, in the postal code, and was until recently used for all vehicle registration plates.
For example, inhabitants of Loiret might refer to their department as the 45 and this reform project has since been abandoned. The first French territorial departments were proposed in 1665 by Marc-René dArgenson to serve as administrative areas purely for the Ponts et Chaussées infrastructure administration, before the French Revolution, France gained territory gradually through the annexation of a mosaic of independent entities. By the close of the Ancien Régime, it was organised into provinces, during the period of the Revolution, these were dissolved, partly in order to weaken old loyalties. Their boundaries served two purposes, Boundaries were chosen to break up Frances historical regions in an attempt to erase cultural differences, Boundaries were set so that every settlement in the country was within a days ride of the capital of the department. This was a security measure, intended to keep the national territory under close control. This measure was directly inspired by the Great Terror, during which the government had lost control of rural areas far from any centre of government.
The old nomenclature was carefully avoided in naming the new departments, most were named after an areas principal river or other physical features. Even Paris was in the department of Seine, the number of departments, initially 83, was increased to 130 by 1809 with the territorial gains of the Republic and of the First French Empire. Following Napoleons defeats in 1814-1815, the Congress of Vienna returned France to its pre-war size, in 1860, France acquired the County of Nice and Savoy, which led to the creation of three new departments. Two were added from the new Savoyard territory, while the department of Alpes-Maritimes was created from Nice, the 89 departments were given numbers based on their alphabetical order. The department of Bas-Rhin and parts of Meurthe, Moselle and Haut-Rhin were ceded to the German Empire in 1871, following Frances defeat in the Franco-Prussian War
Gard is a department in southern France in the Occitanie region. The department is named after the River Gardon, and the Occitan name of the river has been replacing the French name of the department in recent decades, see also, History of Gard The Gard area was settled by the Romans in classical times. It was crossed by the Via Domitia, which was constructed in 118 BC, Gard is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4,1790. It was created from the ancient province of Languedoc, in return, Gard received from Hérault the fishing port of Aigues Mortes which gave the department its own outlet to the Gulf of Lion. Gard is part of the region of Occitanie and is surrounded by the departments of Hérault, Lozère, Bouches-du-Rhône, the highest point in the department is the Mont Aigoual. Serious flooding has occurred in the department in recent years, the President of the General Council is Denis Bouad of the Socialist Party. The incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy of the Union for a Popular Movement party received 24.
86% of the vote, the inhabitants of Gard are called Gardois. There are important Roman architectural remains in Nîmes, as well as the famous Roman aqueduct, Gard is home to the source of Perrier, a carbonated mineral water sold both in France and internationally on a large scale. The spring and facility are located just south-east of the commune of Vergèze, prefecture website General Council website Welcome to the Gard Welcome to the Gard The Regordane Way or St Gilles Trail Map of the department Guide Gard