The house is situated in the heart of the old part of the charming village Beauvoisin with approx. 3500 inhabitants. Beauvoisin is completely unspoilt, authentic French and spared of tourists. You are close to Nimes, close to many market places and close to the Mediterranean. The central location of the house means that you within minutes have access to bakers, butchers, a small supermarket, chemist/pharmacy, tabac shop, wine stores, post office, flower shop, fruit shop, dry cleaning, cinema, hairdressers, doctors, dentists, etc.. For heavy purchase there is a large supermarket in the neighboring city less than 2 km away. Beauvoisin also has a delicious pizza/barbecue restaurant 50 meters from the house, and also another restaurant and a “tavern”. The railway station is a 5 minutes walk from the house. There are approx. 15 minutes by car to Nimes (a little further to the center) and there are approx. 25 minutes to the Mediterranean. There are approx. 20 minutes to Nimes Airport and approx. 45 minutes to Montpellier airport.
Beauvoisin is perfectly situated in the southern of France in Gard on the border between Provence and Lanquedoc-Roussillon. This means a perfect climate and in addition to this many opportunities for marvellous experiences and activities. Below are listed some obvious, but there is a myriad of other options. Download any inspiration on the websites below.
Nimes is a 2000 year old fantastic city with the Colosseum, the world’s best preserved Roman temple, Maison Carrée and other ancient Roman buildings and gardens. Nimes was one of the largest and most important citys in the Roman times. Standing next to the Colloseum almost gives you the feeling of being in the middle of ancient Rome. Throughout the summer 3-4 times a week the Colloseum is used for concerts featuring many big names. Nimes is also a very lively town with many shops, restaurants and cultural opportunities. Although Nimes is a popular tourist destination, the city is still authentic, pure and not in any way touristy. More about Nimes: www.ot-nimes.fr
The Nature Reserve, Camargue in the Rhonedelta is one of France’s major tourist destinations. The area offers outdoor experiences beyond the ordinary with flamingos, white Camargue horses, black cattle with long horns and its also rich in wildlife. Take a boat trip in the area and visit the small towns.
Pont du Gard
The aqueduct, Pont du Gard is one of the finest ancient Roman buildings. Nearly 20,000 cubic meters of water were transported daily to Nimes from a spring near Uzes 50 km away. With a level difference of only 17 meters between the source and Nimes, it has been something of a technical engineering challenge to construct the aqueduct. As the most famous bridge/aqueduct from Roman times, Pont du Gard is on UNESCOs world heritage list. More about Pont du Gard: www.pontdugard.fr
In kilometers the Mediterraneann is not far away, but because os the winding and narrow roads by car it´s approx. 25 minutes. It is easiest to drive to Grau du Roi, where there is a very nice beach and also reasonable possibilities for parking.
The area of interest for bulls
Finally the area’s special interest in bulls. With only 4 hours to Barcelona Spanish culture has had its influence. Unlike traditional Spanish bullfighting, the way in this area is far more animal friendly. Here it’s not about killing the animal, but for the performer to show his courage in playing with the bull. All the towns in the area – including Beauvoisin – has an arena and throughout the summer there are several (free) events to be held alternately among the towns. More about the area: www.tourismegard.com and www.bienvenueenprovence.com