is to discover the sea and the mountains by way of the Camargue and the Garrigues, an extraordinary variety of interests, enlightened by a historical and cultural patrimony of over 550 monuments and cultural sites: museums, parks, gardens, cities of art and history, villages with deep characters.
It is to discover numerous natural treasures, diverse and admirable in their beauty, from the Mont Lozère (its peak at 1699m) to the sand beaches of the mediteranean, by the way of the "garrigues" and olive groves...
Very few French regions possess as many museums as the Gard Provencal. Four museums are dedicated to painting and sculpture, one for archaeology and one more Mediterranean pottery. All offer exciting discoveries.
The museum Albert André in Bagnols-sur-Cèze presents modern and contemporary work by Matisse, Renoir, Bonnard among others. Also in Bagnols, the Léon Alègre museum is focused on archaeology. In Villeneuve-les-Avignon, the Pierre de Luxembourg museum exposes a panorama of provincial paintings dating from the XVI and XVII centuries, two masterpieces being "The crowning of the Virgin" from the XV century and an ivory statue of the Virgin Mary from the XIV century.
In the beautiful "Maison des Chevaliers" in Pont-Saint-Esprit, a museum dedicated to sacred art is proposing a cultural approach to the religious sentiment in Western Christianity. In the same town, the Paul Raymon museum, regroups the city's collections and presents an exposition of Benn.
The village of Saint Quentin la Poterie, as its name in French indicates, has a long tradition of pottery. The museum of Mediterranean pottery presents a beautiful collection of pottery from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea.
From 01/12/2013 to 31/12/2013
From 10/12/2013 to 30/01/2014