Agenda – Activities – Events 2024

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 2024

Tour du Gard 2024

54e edition of the famous cycling race in the Gard, the Etoile de Bessèges from 31st january to 4  February 2024 over 5 stages. This year, the international riders will start in Bellegarde, arriving five days later in Alès where the final general classification will be decided by an individual time trial. WhiTt  the chance to cheer on the riders just a stone’s throw from the Beau Rivage campsite during stage 3.

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Fête votive in St Ambroix

Fête votive in St Ambroix from 15 to 18 august 2024

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.

Brocante in Barjac

Antiques and second-hand goods fairs in Barjac

For the Easter week-end from 28 march to 03rd April 2024 and next for the Ascension weekend from 14 to 18 August 2024, 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 4 and 5 of May 2024, 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 (12 to 39 km in 1 or 2 stages – including a 18 km hike and a race for kids of 1,5 km) 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.

3rd Ronde du Brin de Muguet à St Ambroix

3rd Ronde du Brin de Muguet – Historical ride

Ride organised on 9 of May 2024 from 8am by “Automobile Club Saint-Ambroix”.  Information at

Roman Games in the Arena of Nîmes on the theme : Vercingetorix

Take an exceptional journey into the heart of history

From 3 to 5 of May 2024, 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 2024

International Festival of Singular Art and Art of today

Bann’Art, in the castle’s stables, welcomes some forty artists for its 41st Spring festival on Whitsun weekend, from 18 to 20 of May 2024, followed by its 42nd Summer Festival from 19 to 21 of july 2024. Today’s 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 12 to 14 July 2024

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

20 of July 2024, 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.

Festivals and concerts in Barjac

Festival Barjac en Jazz and Barjac m’en chante

As every year, it is the musical meeting place of Barjac. The “Barjac m’en chante” Festival takes place from July 27th to August 01st 2024. Throughout the day, you can listen to, support and applaud these singers and musicians. Free

Wine festival in St Ambroix

Wine festival in St Ambroix on 4 August 2024

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.