Beauvoisin is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Beauvoisin is a small southern village with a post office, newsagent, butchers and a couple of bakeries. It's quite famous for bull games in 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 an early building being constructed in 1067 for the Knights Templar. The other most notable building is the Temple, built on the ruins of an old church; 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 declared to be historical monument. Costières de Nîmes AOC Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Aigaliers is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Arpaillargues-et-Aureillac is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Alzon is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The commune is located in the upper Vis river valley. Arboretum de Cazebonne Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Bagnols-sur-Cèze is a commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie région in southern France. A small regional center, Bagnols-sur-Cèze was quite a Roman town before the main part was built in the 13th century around a central arcaded square, still preserved today. At the same period, the regional market was installed here, undoubtedly contributing to its expansion. Bagnols-sur-Ceze expanded after the Marcoule nuclear center was created in 1956; the old center of Bagnols-sur-Cèze retains its historic feel, with small streets and preserved architecture. Several façades are remarkable; the towns contains a notable museum of contemporary art, the Musée Albert-André, founded in 1868 as well as an archaeological museum with a collection of artifacts found in nearby Roman sites. The shoegaze music band named. Bagnols-sur-Cèze is twinned with: Braunfels, since 1959 Feltre, since 1961 Newbury, since 1971 Eeklo, since 1976 Carcaixent, since 1982 Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary Albéric Pont and pioneer in maxillofacial surgery Communes of the Gard department List of works by Auguste Carli INSEE Official website Bagnols sur Cèze tourist office website Overview of Bagnols sur Cèze
Gard is a department in Southern France, located in the Occitanie region. It had a population of 742,006 as of 2016; the department is named after the Gardon River. The Gard area was settled by the Romans in classical times, it was crossed by the Via Domitia, 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. It was intended to include the canton of Ganges in the department which would have been geographically logical, but Ganges was transferred to the neighbouring department of Hérault at the outset. In return, Gard received from Hérault the fishing port of Aigues Mortes which gave the department its own outlet to the Gulf of Lion. During the middle of the nineteenth century the prefecture, traditionally a centre of commerce with a manufacturing sector focused on textiles, was an early beneficiary of railway development, becoming an important railway junction. Several luxurious hotels were built, the improved market access provided by the railways encouraged a rapid growth in wine growing: however, many of the department's viticulturalists were ruined by the arrival in 1872 of phylloxera.
Gard is part of the region of Occitanie and is surrounded by the departments of Hérault, Lozère, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse and Ardèche. The highest point in the department is the Mont Aigoual. Serious flooding has occurred in the department in recent years. In the contested first round of the 2012 presidential election, Gard was the only department to vote for the National Front candidate Marine Le Pen by a slim plurality, with 25.51% of the vote. The incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy of the Union for a Popular Movement party received 24.86% of the vote, while Socialist candidate François Hollande received 24.11% of the vote share. The President of the Departmental Council has been Denis Bouad of the Socialist Party since 2015. In the 2017 legislative election, Gard elected the following representatives to the National Assembly: The inhabitants of Gard are called "Gardois". In 2012, the population of Gard was 694,323 with 8 towns having more than 10,000 inhabitants: Gard contains a part of the Cévennes National Park.
There are important Roman architectural remains in Nîmes, as well as the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. 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. Arrondissements of the Gard department Cantons of the Gard department Communes of the Gard department "Gard". Encyclopædia Britannica. 11. 1911. 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
Avèze is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Communes of the Gard department INSEE