Moulin, Calvisson

Moulin, Calvisson

Les Vignes, Calvisson

La Place, Calvisson

Abrivado, Calvisson

Les Halles, Calvisson

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Calvisson, Gard, Languedoc Roussillon

Situated between Nimes and Montpellier, it could be said that Calvisson is an exceptional site, in the countryside yet close to both mountains and the sea; a village which at the same time displays elements of beauty from its past, yet is functional; with a festive ambiance yet relaxing and with all the amenities to cater for all ages.

Within a short walk of the mediaeval heart of the village there are a number of small cafés and restaurants, a supermarket and tabac, bakers, a butcher, greengrocers, a patisserie, flower shops and hairdressers and beauty salons! There is also a delightful Sunday morning market which takes place in  the main village square throughout the year and attracts people from all the surrounding villages to come to either stock up on the wonderful local produce or simply to collect and catch up on their news over morning coffee in the local cafés.
For the more sporty there are outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor public swimming pool and cycle hire facilities.

The village itself has a variety of attractions amongst which is the Maison de Boutis which has a permanent exhibition of pieces of work by the masters of the traditional 'boutis' (embroidered objects) from the 18th and 19th centuries; a visit to the Caveau (wine cave) which produces an excellent AOC Coteaux de Languedoc, wines of the Pays d'Oc and a Cartegène; and a walk up the hill to the site of 'Les Trois Moulins' reveals uninterrupted views over the plains of the Vaunage.

Around and about however is a list of attractions which could fall out of the pages of a glossy tourist magazine. Not to mention its close proximity to the cosmopolitan town of Montpellier and the Roman town of Nimes, within an hour in all directions are such delights as the magnificent once Papal City of Avignon; the lovely Duchy Town of Uzès with its honey-coloured stone buildings and its famous Saturday morning market; the majestic 2000 year old Pont du Gard, one of the most visited tourist sites in France; Arles, the celebrated Provençal town with its artistic connections to Van Gogh and Gaugin; and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, home of the exceptional Cotes du Rhone wine.

A brief history of the village.
Much can be said about the village of Calvisson, a lively, active place situated in the Mediterranean basin, very close to the important Roman town of Nimes. In Calvisson itself there are a number of ancient relics which belie its importance as a gallo-roman habitat dating back to the 2nd Century BC - indeed just on the periphery of the village is the roman road linking Nimes to Sommières.

Nowadays the village of Calvisson is dotted with buildings and monuments, each in turn with a tale to tell about this historic and mediaeval village. The windmill at the top of the hill, transformed into a mausoleum after the religious wars of the 16th Century and the Church of Saint Saturnin, mentioned in archives dating back to 1016 and although much changed, still bear witness to curious passers-by.

Les Halles (originally a market place) and Le Mairie (the Town Hall), constructed in the 19TH Century are in relative terms fairly contemporary buildings, but all sit together to form the complex blend which makes up this active village.

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