Guidebook for Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols-et-Avéjan

Jon & Becky
Jon & Becky
Guidebook for Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols-et-Avéjan

Sightseeing

It's a bit of a drive but it's worth it for the beautiful scenery. There is a beautiful walk around the edge of the reservoir, a nice man-made beach to swim from, and a café.
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Lac de Villefort
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It's a bit of a drive but it's worth it for the beautiful scenery. There is a beautiful walk around the edge of the reservoir, a nice man-made beach to swim from, and a café.
A beautiful Roman town - the old royal mint. Best day to go is Saturday for the market - buy local food in the morning, have lunch in the sun in the town square and then shop in the boutiques. Lovely.
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Uzès
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A beautiful Roman town - the old royal mint. Best day to go is Saturday for the market - buy local food in the morning, have lunch in the sun in the town square and then shop in the boutiques. Lovely.
A walled medieval village on a hill - perfectly postcard French. Lovely for a little walk and to imagine you’re in the film ‘Chocolat’. There is a nice restaurant next to the Boules square.
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Lussan
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A walled medieval village on a hill - perfectly postcard French. Lovely for a little walk and to imagine you’re in the film ‘Chocolat’. There is a nice restaurant next to the Boules square.
Incredible 3-tier Roman aqueduct bridge. The aqueduct formerly carried an estimated 200,000 m3 of water a day to the fountains, baths and homes of the citizens of Nîmes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Pont du Gard
400 Route du Pont du Gard
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Incredible 3-tier Roman aqueduct bridge. The aqueduct formerly carried an estimated 200,000 m3 of water a day to the fountains, baths and homes of the citizens of Nîmes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Pont d'Arc is a large natural bridge close to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. Carved out by the Ardèche River, it is 60m wide and 54m high. Popular canoeing and kayaking area - you can hire here or in VPd'A.
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Le Pont d'Arc
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The Pont d'Arc is a large natural bridge close to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. Carved out by the Ardèche River, it is 60m wide and 54m high. Popular canoeing and kayaking area - you can hire here or in VPd'A.
A village on the hill, just on the other side of the bridge, going towards Rochegude. Nothing really happens there but it's nice to walk around and the view over the valley is stunning at sunset.
Tharaux
A village on the hill, just on the other side of the bridge, going towards Rochegude. Nothing really happens there but it's nice to walk around and the view over the valley is stunning at sunset.
A stunning village, split across two 'quartiers' - one with a gorgeous church, one with a fort. Several lovely restaurant/cafés & incredible views across the Cevennes.
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Banne
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A stunning village, split across two 'quartiers' - one with a gorgeous church, one with a fort. Several lovely restaurant/cafés & incredible views across the Cevennes.
The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. With one exception, all of the cave art paintings have been dated between 30,000 & 33,000 years ago. This museum is a perfect replica of the cave, and well-worth a visit. It's probably a good idea to book in advance.
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Grotte chauvet 2 - Ardèche
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The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. With one exception, all of the cave art paintings have been dated between 30,000 & 33,000 years ago. This museum is a perfect replica of the cave, and well-worth a visit. It's probably a good idea to book in advance.
A wonderful guided tour, deep in to caves that are full of incredible rock formations. Very highly recommended!
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Aven d'Orgnac
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A wonderful guided tour, deep in to caves that are full of incredible rock formations. Very highly recommended!

Food Scene

Lovely restaurant in beautiful Uzès square that serves tasty Provençal food - perfect for market day lunch. Worth making a reservation as soon as you arrive as it's VERY popular!
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Les Terroirs - Restaurant Uzès
5 Place aux Herbes
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Lovely restaurant in beautiful Uzès square that serves tasty Provençal food - perfect for market day lunch. Worth making a reservation as soon as you arrive as it's VERY popular!
Our local bar and restaurant, serving simple steak and chips, salads and pizza (for takeaway too). If you're not local the bar can look intimidating but don't worry - it's a really friendly place!
Lou Quinsou
24 Route Nationale
Our local bar and restaurant, serving simple steak and chips, salads and pizza (for takeaway too). If you're not local the bar can look intimidating but don't worry - it's a really friendly place!
Lovely restaurant in the grounds of a church in St Privat de Champclos - just outside Barjac. Their delicious set lunch is good value and you'll enjoy it in a romantic, secluded location.
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos
Lovely restaurant in the grounds of a church in St Privat de Champclos - just outside Barjac. Their delicious set lunch is good value and you'll enjoy it in a romantic, secluded location.
The best local boulangerie, by far. Absolutely the best bread. Try the fabulous 'Festive' baguette.
Avenue Jean Tassy
The best local boulangerie, by far. Absolutely the best bread. Try the fabulous 'Festive' baguette.
Not exactly a restaurant...a pizza van with a wood-fired oven inside. If you fancy a takeaway then Albert's pizzas are delicious. *Please note, the spot on map isn't accurate - he's on the roundabout!
Rue Victor Hugo
Not exactly a restaurant...a pizza van with a wood-fired oven inside. If you fancy a takeaway then Albert's pizzas are delicious. *Please note, the spot on map isn't accurate - he's on the roundabout!
St Ambroix Market, every Tuesday. Features the wonderful Cheese Man, and his winning smile. Great market for local produce.
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Saint-Ambroix
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St Ambroix Market, every Tuesday. Features the wonderful Cheese Man, and his winning smile. Great market for local produce.
Every Friday. Great food market that also features the magic Cheese Man. When a man tells you his tapenade is the best in the region, he's telling the truth. The market will close around midday.
Place Charles Guynet
Every Friday. Great food market that also features the magic Cheese Man. When a man tells you his tapenade is the best in the region, he's telling the truth. The market will close around midday.
Wednesday and Saturdays, with a bigger market on Saturday. Probably the best market around, with loads of local produce and textiles. Lots of nice little shops nearby too.
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Place aux Herbes
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Wednesday and Saturdays, with a bigger market on Saturday. Probably the best market around, with loads of local produce and textiles. Lots of nice little shops nearby too.
The local boulangerie is here, and during the summer months there is a small Sunday food market.
13 Place de l'Horloge
13 Place de l'Horloge
The local boulangerie is here, and during the summer months there is a small Sunday food market.
Beautiful Italian food within an ancient vaulted building that is also an antique shop. You can also eat outside on the pretty terrace, under the vines. 3 courses with wine, for 2, for around €80.
Trattoria Via Curti
30 Boulevard Charles Gide
Beautiful Italian food within an ancient vaulted building that is also an antique shop. You can also eat outside on the pretty terrace, under the vines. 3 courses with wine, for 2, for around €80.
A restoration project for a lovely Belgian couple, this bar and restaurant (and eventually hotel) is a nice spot for a beer or to eat. The set menu at lunchtime is particularly good.
7 ici Restaurant
A restoration project for a lovely Belgian couple, this bar and restaurant (and eventually hotel) is a nice spot for a beer or to eat. The set menu at lunchtime is particularly good.
Friendly place for a simple but tasty provencal-style lunch. Lovely location too - eat outside and admire the gorgeous architecture.
Le Diablotin Gourmand
Friendly place for a simple but tasty provencal-style lunch. Lovely location too - eat outside and admire the gorgeous architecture.
If you like cheese, this is the place for you!
La Cave D'ernest
If you like cheese, this is the place for you!
Villages don't come much prettier than Banne, and this smart Auberge is a lovely place to eat. It's more expensive than most local restaurants but the food is great. Also a nice place to stop for a coffee or beer as their terrace is very pretty, and the views are stunning.
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Auberge de Banne
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Villages don't come much prettier than Banne, and this smart Auberge is a lovely place to eat. It's more expensive than most local restaurants but the food is great. Also a nice place to stop for a coffee or beer as their terrace is very pretty, and the views are stunning.

Essentials

Nearest medium size supermarket. There is also a petrol station here, and an alternative supermarket (Intermarché) close by.
Market Saint Ambroix
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Nearest medium size supermarket. There is also a petrol station here, and an alternative supermarket (Intermarché) close by.
Not as large as Carrefour in St Ambroix, but still a good, well-stocked local supermarket.
Carrefour Contact
Not as large as Carrefour in St Ambroix, but still a good, well-stocked local supermarket.
Local, award-winning butcher - very good quality. And possibly the smiliest, friendliest butcher you will ever meet. Also stocks local honey, olive oil etc.
Soulier Gilbert
10 Route Nationale
Local, award-winning butcher - very good quality. And possibly the smiliest, friendliest butcher you will ever meet. Also stocks local honey, olive oil etc.

Entertainment & Activities

If you have children and are feeling brave! There is a small museum but the main attraction is definitely the factory shop - prepare yourself for frenzied kids trying to take buckets of sweets home.
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Haribo Candy Museum
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If you have children and are feeling brave! There is a small museum but the main attraction is definitely the factory shop - prepare yourself for frenzied kids trying to take buckets of sweets home.

Everything Else

Caisse d'Epargne Barjac
Nearest ATM