Between a small town and a large village, Le Vigan is a village which found the first traces of life in the third century AD. You can discover monuments, ancient ramparts and a history of the wars of religion, whose story is told in the Cévenol Museum, and by following a historical circuit. Today Le Vigan has all the shops and services you need for your holiday. Between granite mountains, limestone and scrubland plateaux and the Cévenoles valleys with fertile alluvial soils, the Viganais Country offers varied natural areas inhabited by wild fauna and flora. Multiple lands belonging to several complementary worlds which combines scents and different colours in every season, it’s a world of hiking trails where you can discover preserved places and rare sites. For this, at the welcome desk of Val de l’Arre camping we can suggest many hiking trails. Around Vigan, for a few hours or for the day, here are a few sites you can visit :
- The Grand Site of the Cirque de Navacelles, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site for landscapes shaped by agro-pastoralism,
- The Mont Aigoual which rises to 1567m and has a manned weather station,
- TheGellone Abbey, today Saint Guilhem le Desert which skirts La Grotte de Clamouse in the Hérault Valley,
- La Couvertoirade Templar city and Hospital,
- The Grotte des Demoiselles,
- The Bambouseraie d’Anduze.
But also The Pont du Gard, The Millau Viaduct on the Larzac, The Tarn Gorges with The Dourbie Gorges and the Jonte River. The sea, the various beaches and cities of the Mediterranean such as Palavas les Flots or to Camargue Aigues-MortesLe Grau du Roi and further south, Sète. Near by, Montpellier and Nîmes both offer a historic centre of great interest.