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La Bastide d’Engras : clock tower [click to enlarge]The villa is situated in the heritage village of La-Bastide-d’Engras in the Gard. There are many historic towns and villages to visit, along with numerous famous sights - such as Pont-du-Gard - which attract visitors to the area all year round.
The impressive mediaeval town of Uzès is just 15 minutes away. The Fenestrelle Tower is just one of the many historic buildings in the town and its narrow streets are lined with fascinating art galleries and craft shops.The Duchy of Uzès [click to enlarge]
Uzès : market [click to enlarge]After all that sightseeing, why not sit in the sun and order a coffee (or something stronger!) from one of the town’s bars, or perhaps sample a "plat du jour" at one of the lively restaurants? Leave yourself time to wander round the Provençal market on Saturday morning - an absolute feast for the senses and, of course, for your camera!
La-Bastide-l’Engras is surrounded by beautiful countryside bursting with local flora and fauna. Nature lovers will also love the Camargue National Park which is just over an hour away to the south. Its pink flamingoes and famous white horses are an amazing sight, as is the fortified Crusader town of Aigues-Mortes. A little further south are the Mediterranean seaside resorts and beaches.La Bastide d’Engras : church [click to enlarge]
Avignon : Pope’s Palace [click to enlarge]The lovely town of Avignon is just 50 minutes away from the villa. During the summer, colourful street theatre keeps visitors entertained, although most come to visit the Pope’s Palace and Avignon’s famous bridge.
More historic buildings can be seen in Arles, Orange and Nîmes. Nîmes is 40 minutes away from the villa and is famous for its wonderful "Maison Carrée" and its beautifully preserved Roman arena.Nîmes : arena [click to enlarge]
Nîmes : Maison Carrée [click to enlarge]For something a little more modern, explore the thriving university town of Montpellier, which is just over an hour away. All the local towns are excellent for shopping. Many have quaint pedestrian streets full of the sort of individual shops and boutiques which have long since disappeared from UK towns.
No trip to the area would be complete without visiting the World Heritage Site of Pont-du-Gard. It is only 30 minutes away and is a great place for walking, cycling, canoeing and picnics. Of course wherever you go, there will be countless opportunities for you to savour the delicious local cuisine and to enjoy the rich fruity flavours of the tasty local wine.Pont-du-Gard [click to enlarge]
La Bastide-d'Engras
La Bastide-d’Engras
La Bastide-d’Engras
A little history...
The origins of the picturesque village of La-Bastide-d'Engras can be traced back to Neolithic times. Subsequent constructions on the site of the bastide originate from the post-Neolithic Fontbouisse civilization - and Gallo-Roman graves have also been found. From the 12th century onwards, the fortified village was ruled by the Evêques d'Uzès. Although attacked by the Duc de Rohan in 1622, the village's château was not destroyed and was later restored during the 18th & 19th centuries.

Architecture
Château; mills along the River Tave; 19th-century Neo-Roman church; 9th/12th-century Roman chapel of St-Jean-d'Orgerolles (allied to the Knights Templar and then the Knights of Malta).

Things to see & do
Tave Valley and woodlands; views from St-Jean-d'Orgerolles chapel; museums & historical buildings.
CommuneLa Bastide-d'Engras
Population192
Area985 ha (3,8 sq miles)
Altitude250 m (820 ft)
CantonLussan
Département30
RégionLanguedoc-Roussillon
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