FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN THE GARD

Agenda – Activities – Events 2022

Numerous events are offered throughout the year, including flea markets, art and music festivals near your campsite in the Gard. In season, there are other events such as night markets, local festivities, in particular the Volo Biou festival on 14 July in St Ambroix, which is not to be missed, and the fête votive on 15 August. And to treat your taste buds, you can stroll through one of the region’s markets and taste the flavours of our land. You can also find all the events in our area on the Cèze-Cévennes tourist office

Etoile de Bessèges 2022

Tour du Gard 2022

52nd edition of the famous cycling race of the Gard, the Etoile de Bessèges on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th February 2022. This year, the international cycling event will be a little more mountainous with the return of the very demanding Mont Bouquet. Who will succeed Tim Wellens?

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Fishing competition

Fishing competition in St Ambroix

Several dates to remember: on April 2 and 3, 2022, trout fishing championship in Bessèges. Then on the 15th of May, the town of St Ambroix organises a fishing competition on the banks of the Cèze. And in Bessèges the 19th of june and 4th of september. A moment of sharing in the open air surrounded by beautiful nature. To your fishing rods!

Brocante in Barjac

Antiques and second-hand goods fairs in Barjac

For the Easter week-end from 14 to 18 April 2022 and next for the Ascension weekend from 11 to 15 August 2022, antiques and second-hand goods are displayed in a pleasant and festive atmosphere, under the shade of the hundred-year-old plane trees of this renaissance village labelled “Village de caractère”. Each year, these fairs bring together an average of 430 exhibitors from all over France. Whether you are a china lover, an enthusiast or simply a holidaymaker in the region, this is a date not to be missed.

Le trail des Avens

Le TRAIL DES AVENS, a magical race on earth, underground!

For the Adventurers, on the 7th and 8th of May 2022, the TRAIL DES AVENS offers you an out of time running experience, which will take you several tens of meters underground. The highlight of the event, the 6 circuits (15 to 37 km in 1 or 2 stages – including a 17 km hike) will take in the Cèze Gorges but also the magical illuminated Salamander Cave, one of the most impressive caves in Europe open to the public.

1ère Ronde du Muguet à St Ambroix

1ère Ronde du Muguet – Historical ride

Ride organised on 8 May 2022 from 8am by Team Rallye Evenementiel.  Information at 07.77.45.47.14 ou 06.12.24.72.66

Roman Games in the Arena of Nîmes

Take an exceptional journey into the heart of history

From 6 to 8 May 2022, go back in time and relive the legendary ludi (games) in the Arenas as the inhabitants of Nemausus (Nîmes) might have experienced them 2,000 years ago: military pompa, chariot races, Roman and Celtic legionnaires, the imperial court, gladiators, auxiliaries, horsemen: all will be present for this great celebration of Romanity.

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Bann’Art 2022

International Festival of Singular Art

Bann’Art, in the castle’s stables, welcomes some forty artists on Whitsun weekend, from 04 to 06 June 2022. Current paintings and sculptures invite the spectator to question the worlds of their creators, in a festive and convivial atmosphere.

Fête Médievale du Volo Biou à St Ambroix

The legend of Volo Biou from 13 to 14 July 2022

An Occitan totemic animal and emblematic of Saint-Ambroix, the Volo Biou (the flying ox) named Caït, dates back to the Middle Ages and owes its reputation to a big lie imagined by the consul to attract the crowds in order to sell a very abundant grape harvest but whose wine was mouldy. For two days, the legend returns to the streets of the pretty medieval Cévenole town of Saint-Ambroix for a colourful return to the past: presentations of old trades, such as blacksmith, potter, stonecutter, fire shows, troubadours, acrobats, tightrope walkers, medieval market, entertainment, tavern, flight of the ox… a quality programme through time in a costumed atmosphere. A firework display will bring these two days of festivities to a close.

Medieval Festival at the Château d’Allègre les Fumades

16th July 2022, Medieval Festival at the Château d’Allègre, a village of knights

Every year, the association of the Château d’Allègre organises a Medieval Festival, during which the volunteers revive the atmosphere of the Middle Ages for a few hours. In the evening, a medieval meal is served, followed by a ball to round off this beautiful day.

Festival Artistes en Cèze à St Ambroix

Festival and Artists’ Market in St Ambroix

Art lovers will be delighted by this festival and market of artists in Cèze. This artistic event will take place on the 22nd, 23st and 24th of July 2022 and aims to promote the artists of our region Cèze-Cévennes. Come and discover their works, their activities and their creativity. An exhibition full of colour!

Les Fous chantant d’Alès

Les Fous chantant à Alès, a unique concert in France

It is unique in France: since 1998, every year at the end of July, 1,000 choristers from all over Europe – “les Fous Chantants” – prepare a week-long tribute to a great living or deceased artist, author-composer of French song, by offering a great choral concert dedicated to his or her works in the Tempéras arenas in front of 4,000 spectators on 30 and 31 July 2022. A grandiose show!

Festivals and concerts in Barjac

Festival Barjac en Jazz and Barjac m’en chante

Like every year, there are two musical events in Barjac that cannot be ignored. First of all, Barjac m’en chante from 30 July to 4 August 2022. Throughout the day, you will be able to listen to, support and applaud these singers and musicians. Then, a few days later, the Barjac en jazz which offers free concerts from 7pm onwards from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st August 2022. With an exhibition of watercolours by the artist Ton Van Meesche.

Wine festival in St Ambroix

Wine festival in St Ambroix on 7 August 2022

he Cévennes winegrowers will welcome you and make you discover their fresh and original wines from the Gard-Cevennes on the Esplanade in the centre of St Ambroix from 10.30am. Free entrance.

Falconry show in St Ambroix

Falconry show in St Ambroix on 10 August 2022

Discover a profession, a passion combining training and complicity between the trainer and his birds. A spectacular animation full of magic around the Chapelle du Dugas in St Ambroix between 10am and 3.30pm. Price 5€ and 3€ for children under 12 years old.

Fête votive in St Ambroix

Fête votive in St Ambroix from 12 to 15 august 2022

The Votive Festival of Saint-Ambroix offers a rich and varied programme during 4 days with free musical entertainment, petanque competitions, refreshment stands and fairground attractions, the parade of the flower parade… In the evening, the floats will be illuminated for the pleasure of the eyes, accompanied by brass bands. A firework display will close the event at 11pm.