activities, places of interest
The town of Ganges is situated between roads which go back up to
the Middle-Age. Close to Montpelier, to Nimes and to Millau, it is a
real crossroads to leave to the discovery of Cevennes while saving
itself an access direct and easy to the Mediterranean big cities and
to the major tourist places of Languedoc-Roussillon.
is there to do in Ganges ?
... apart from stroll,
"open air " sport
A good point of
restos, cheese makers
the artists, July 14th in Ganges (please not!)
LET US START AGAIN
! What you need to make it is to take your time and...
the open air, discover the nature, have a quick dip in the reiver or
the torrent, fo fishing, swim, walk, run, pedal, sit down and
contemplate the landscape, dream...
into the fresh water, be allowed massage by waterfalls and stretch out
on the ardent rocks.
Or then embark...
join the friends to Palavas beach (the Mediterranean Sea)
us summarize: canoeing
(ideal in the winter and in spring (but foresee the equipment),
hang-glider, paragliding, climbing, speleology, equitation,
go-carting, hike, mountain bike... and ski in the winter in
the resort Prat Peyrot (Mountain Aigoual) or still petanque and
ball of Lyon on the Cours de la République...
Quieter and less
dangerous, is to go to the market;
Tuesdays and Fridays (at the door of the Logis), you have one of the
biggest market of the region. You will find all the products there to
cook in the vast kitchen of the Logis specialities of the
region and fresh vegetables ( guaranteed organic products).
an exhibition(exposure), all summer long in the Small Temple, in the
Gallery "Terre des Arts", to the "Art de Lire", our secondhand
bookseller and all year long in the Room Yvon Delmas of the Media
library Lucie Aubrac.
dinner in one of the numerous restaurants and snacks of Ganges and
later go to see a film in the close cinema " l"Arc-en -Ciel".
participate with the population at GANGES 1900, a very nice event which
tries to reconstitute the atmosphere of the beginning of last century.
All dressed up in period costume. Demonstrations and interesting
tastings on the first weekend of September.
then follow closely the tests of the rally - CRITERION OF CEVENNES
(the logis is situated over the area of gathering of racing cars).
Demonstration in November .
More extravagant: make a jump in
More interesting (we shall say to you why): spend
a day in Nimes
Farther: take off to
Marseille for the business
More " people ": go to see
Too far ?....
Closer: the historic and archaeological sites.
for menhirs and for hidden dolmens, visit the site of Graufesenque,
near Millau, where were the biggest workshops of pottery of the
Roman Empire, the Bamboo plantation, the Museum of the Desert, very
famous Huguenot place near Anduze...
(if we stayed in the Ganges?) to visit the old town made by a maze of
narrow alleys, by arched "crossbars", by interesting buildings... of
shaded places and by terraced gardens (it is not Babylon yet), the Old
Bridge on the Hérault river " made in " XIIth, the spinnings which
made of Ganges the first French center of the silk stocking, from the
we shall advise you, during your stay and following your interests, on
the most beautiful strolls and visits to be made since the loGIS
DU BARON. We will provide you with a calendar of the seasonal
activities and we shall provide to you a pass-card to benefit from
tariff reductions for the access to the main places of interest of the
Ganges it is also:
polyclinic (that can be useful) with emergency services, surgery,
scanner, dialysis, medicines and maternity hospital,
new equipments, competent and nice staff.
Five butcher's shops
Four grocer's shops
and four supermarkets
Two sport stores
(Cults) with equipped room
Three places to rent canoes
A track of go-carting ( Cazilhac)...
But always no
swimming pool covered for the winter!
Ganges is one small city where life is enjoyable today.
the origin it was lived by Volques Arécomiques. In the Renaissance "
Ah! It was the good time". What a period! Especially when " our good
King " spent to see the Marchioness. We sometimes danced to late
the night, protected then by ramparts of the city.
du Baron, where you will stay is part of these old walls.
Baron Soulier or rather the Baroness renewed the building in their
return of the napoleonic wars. We owe them the high ceilings, the
beautiful doors and the staircase of Pompignan stone ( Cretaceous
limestone). The building was then transformed to welcome the post
office there until 1978. Acquired in neglected state or almost, the
current owners (of cevenole origin) renew the house for 10 years.
The apartment where you
will stay was totally renewed in 2007.