Google earth 3 D View of Esparon.
For further information, consult the French Office du Tourisme and web sites on the Cevennes Meridionales and the Languedoc-Roussillon
Le hameau d'Esapron is in the GardDepartment but also close to L'Herualt department:
L'Office du Tourisme du Gard
L'Office du Toursme de L'Herault
Office du Tourisme des Cevennes Meridionales: www.cevennes-meridionales.com
Sites d'Exception en Languedoc: www.sitesdexception.fr
Herault, Le Languedoc: www.herault-tourisme.com
Comite Deprtemental du tourisme du Gard: www.tourismegard.com
Discover Le Languedoc-Roussillon: www.destinationsuddefrance.com
SIGHTSEEING: Here are my favorite cultural visits, hikes, wine tasting, picnics, rivers, markets
Bastide d'Esparon is located in the small and untouched hamlet of 25 stone houses of Esparon which is 6 kilometers from Le Vigan in the untouched Cevennes Meridionales. The eagle’s-eye views are amazing, the calm absolute, genuine rural France; Situated in The Parc National des Cevennes in the Departement du Gard.
Bastide d'Esparon is located in the untouched and intact XI century hamlet of Esparon which is a 'Village Classé'. You are at 700 meters--the eagle’s-eye views are amazing and it is genuine rural France. This part of the Cevennes joined in 2011 the UNESCO World Heritage for its authentic natural landscapes.
1/SWIMMING/RIVERS: 15 TO 30 MINUTES.
GANBES AND SAINT-LAURENT DU MINIER: Swimming and Picnics in La Vis and l'Herault.
LAROQUE: Canoë le Moulin • Kid-Friendly. Canoe-Kayak. Really fun and great canyons in l'Heruault. Fantastic gorges and easy falls and access to a lot of river swimming
CIRQUE DE NAVACELLES • Natural Sightseeing & Swimming. Incredible canyon, Wonderful cascades. great picnic and swimming hideouts with no one there but you.
River of l'HERAULT AND LA VIS . Swimming and Picnic
2/ SIGHTSEEING AROUNG ESPARON-0TO 20 KILOMETERS.
ESPARON: La Bastide d'Esparon is located in the small and untouched hamlet of Esparon 6 kilometers from Le Vigan in the untouched Cevennes Meridionales. The eagle’s-eye views are amazing, the calm absolute, genuine rural France; Situated in The Parc National des Cevennes in the Departement du Gard (Languedoc Roussillon Region). 40 minutes from Montpellier and Nîmes by train or plane.
Where you are staying. The hamlet of Esparon has its XIth century chapel and old cemetery. With its 25 houses. A unique vista and an untouched village with its stone alleys and no tourists.
Le Vigan • Closest town. Buses from Nimes/Montpellier. Groceries .You will do all your market shopping. Cafes/restaurants/boulangeries... Farmers market on Saturday am. Great ecological produce. Fromage de chèvre and local wines, supermarkets.
Musée Cévenol.Great museum on the history of the region with the war with the Huguenots and the history of the silk manufacturing.
Aulas • Restaurants .A typical Cevenol Village with great produce and restaurants.
Alzon .A typical Ceveno village with great produce and restaurants.
Molières-Cavaillac • Nice Cevenol village. Walking distance from La Bastide d'Esparon, 4 kilometers on a beautiful trail.
Arrigas. Typical Cevenol village, with many sheep. Great hikes.
Bréau-et-Salagosse. Great village and start to some great hikes. Walking distance from La Bastide d'Esparon. Great local farmer's market on Sundays.
Aumessas. Great start for beautiful hikes and picnics.
Ganges • Restaurants .Great restaurants and farmer's market on Fridays.
Grotte des Demoiselles.Beautiful Grottos. Fantastic hiking around.
Sommières .Great old village. Great classical concerts. Great restaurants.
Sauve..Fantastic miedeval village. great hikes.
2/ SIGHTSEEING AROUNG ESPARON- 20 TO 40 KILOMETERS.
Observatoire du Mont Aigoual • Great vistas, fantastic hikeS, great observatory.
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.A unique médiéval village.
Le Caylar. Great walks and picnics on The high plateau of Les Causses.
La Couvertoirade. Old intact templar village.
Cirque de Navacelles .Incredible canyon, Wonderful cascades. great picnic and swimming hideouts with no one there but you.
Valleraugue. Fantastic hikes. home of the famous writer of the Cenennes Andre Chamson wrote about the region
Saint-Martial.Beautiful old village with roman chapel built in slate. Great hikes. Many great fields of onions.
Les pépiniéres de la Bambouseraie. Kid-Friendly .Beautiful old bamboo forest and close to the famous factories that make the Provencal potteries in Anduze.
Pic Saint-Loup. Wine country. La Vallee de l'Hortus. You can visit the vineyards and go on a hike or go to Montpellier.
2/ SIGHTSEEING AROUND ESPARON- 40 TO 100 KILOMETERS.CULTURAL/HISTORICAL CITIES:
Arles.One of the most beautiful roman cities in France and a haven of culture and museums. Where Van Gogh painted.
Uzès. Famous medieval city. Great restaurants.
Pont du Gard • Sightseeing • 400 route du Pont du Gard. Beautiful intact Roman aqueduct. at sunset there is a 'son et lumiere'.
Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone • CAMARGUE- The Mediterranean. Go to the beach for the day and see the Mediterranean. We often leave early and Maguelone is an exceptional beach, as soon as you walk 5 minutes from the entrance, you have no one.
Millau. Go and see Norman Foster's amazing amazing Viaduct.
Avignon. Famous Palais des Papes and old city of Avignon.
Montpellier. Airport.TGV.Great Museums, close to the beach.
Nimes TGV.Old Roman amphitheater, park, fountains, garden, restaurants.