Around Languedoc Roussillon, Rhône Alpes and Provence, the town of Bagnols sur Cèze has kept all its charm in the heart of the village with its small cobbled streets as well as the beautiful facades of the princely hotels of the 15th and 17th centuries. This town is 28 km from Uzès, 26 km from the Pont du Gard, 32 km from Avignon and 54 km from Nîmes.
A magnificent mixture of architecture according to the periods between the classic, the renaissance and the modern is very appreciable for the faithful bagnolais. The historic centre expresses rather the classical taste in these facades with a large part of the historic centre transformed into a pedestrian area. Right in the middle of the centre is the Place Mallet, which is home to many private mansions designed by superb arcades that encircle this famous square. Moreover, a mansion has taken the name of this square: the Mallet Hotel which has bequeathed these beautiful cellars with cross vaults of warheads to make magnificent showrooms. The Mallet square is the 2nd most beautiful square in the region after Montpellier; it is therefore really worth the detour with its entirely paved ground and its market on Wednesday mornings. In addition, the Madier Hotel, now the town hall of Bagnols-Sur-Cèze, is an elegant building which also houses the museum of the painter Albert André.
The Hôtel de Luynes is also a magnificent private mansion which is located on the Place Mallet; it offers a wonderful view of the square and the surroundings of Bagnols-Sur-Cèze. It belonged to a rich family, named Alberti.
Since the 2nd part of the 20th century, the historic town of Bagnols has been constantly expanding over the surrounding garrigue to make way for new, modern buildings and contemporary housing estates.
As you stroll through the narrow streets of the beautiful town of Bagnols-sur-Cèze, you will discover beautiful town houses, properties and mas in the town centre of Bagnols-sur-Cèze, town houses with a garden or with a pretty courtyard. You will also be able to see in hotels, private buildings superb apartments with terrace or balcony. You can also discover around the historical center of Bagnols-sur-Cèze town houses to renovate.
It is good to live in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, it is a dynamic city. Education is there with schools, colleges and high schools as well as sports facilities. This town also has many shops to meet all your needs.
This modernization of the city has allowed it to become more important with a population that is only growing.
The Gallo-Roman remains are still present, remains of ramparts are still visible at the four corners of the city.
During your walks in the historic heart, you will always be immersed in a medieval universe; many fountains are still present. This rich, well-preserved heritage is also visible in the small villages around Bagnols-sur-Cèze such as : Laudun L'Ardoise, Saint Nazaire, Tresques, Sabran, Chusclan and La Roque Sur Cèze. On foot, by bike by car or even by canoe on the Cèze river, you can visit all these villages and enjoy wonderful views of the region.
Many concerts and festivals bring this town to life all year round and the Votive festival which takes place at the end of the summer delights the young and old of the surrounding villages. The famous Blues and Reggae festivals always take place at the end of July. They have made the Arthur Rimbaud park very famous with its 25 000 m² of surface.
At 12 km from Bagnols Sur Cèze, Laudun L'Ardoise is a village which has beautiful treasures from the past, hence its fame. It welcomes the camp of Caesar occupied in the 5th century. 18 hectares await you to enjoy the wonders of the time as ramparts, necropolises, residential areas are still visible as well as the forums. It is a walk to be made since it will make you benefit from beautiful views on the Rhone valley as well as on the Mont Ventoux.
A few meters from the village, you will get acquainted with the "mini Pont du Gard" which is called the Balouvière aqueduct. It is situated in an idyllic setting full of greenery, built on the model of the Pont du Gard in 1870 with the Pont du Gard stone.
Bagnols is finally a city located in a beautiful crossroads of rich heritage. Between swimming upstream of the Cascades de Sautadet, walks and hikes in the heart of these villages of character and in the Cévennes or the practice of equestrian sports in the Camargue and the beaches on the Mediterranean.