FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN THE GARD

Agenda – Activities – Events 2021

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.

Fishing competition

Fishing competition in St Ambroix

On the 16th of May 2021, the town of St Ambroix organises a fishing competition on the banks of the Cèze. A moment of sharing in the open air surrounded by beautiful nature. To your fishing rods!

Bann’Art 2021

International Festival of Singular Art

Bann’Art, in the castle’s stables, welcomes some forty artists on Whitsun weekend, from 22 to 27 May 2021. Current paintings and sculptures invite the spectator to question the worlds of their creators, in a festive and convivial atmosphere.

Tour de France 2021 in Gard

Tour de France 2021

For the 3rd consecutive year, the Gard will host the Tour de France. On 8 and 9 July 2021, the Tour de France will pass through our region and Nîmes will be the stage town for the 12th stage. The peloton will stay in our department until the next day, when the 13th stage will start.

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Grand prix de la chanson

Grand prix de la Chanson in St Ambroix

Emblematic of Alès-Cévennes-Camargue, this Grand Prix de la Chanson is one of the biggest singing competitions in France. The artists will be defending themselves in St Ambroix on 9 July 2021. They are waiting for you to support them.

Fête Médievale du Volo Biou à St Ambroix

The legend of Volo Biou from 13 to 14 July 2021

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.

Festival Artistes en Cèze

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 23rd, 24th and 25th of July 2021 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!

Fête votive in St Ambroix

Fête votive in St Ambroix from 15 to 18 august 2021

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.

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 31 July to 5 August 2021. 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 19th to Sunday 22nd August 2021. With an exhibition of watercolours by the artist Ton Van Meesche.

Brocante in Barjac

Antiques and second-hand goods fairs in Barjac

For the Ascension weekend from 11 to 15 August 2021, 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.

Roman Games in the Arena of Nîmes

Take an exceptional journey into the heart of history

From 8 to 10 October 2021, 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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