Picturesque medieval city
Leaning against a rock on the banks of the Gardon, Anduze is a picturesque town with medieval buildings and a maze of narrow streets that connect squares. From the Middle Ages, the town has preserved its clock tower as well as part of the ramparts that protected the city at the time and a 15th century market hall. To discover during your stay at the Anduze campsite in the heart of the Cévennes…
Anduze, a charming town at the gateway to the Cévennes
In the gorge of one of the Gard’s tributary gardons, nestles the pretty town of Anduze, an old medieval seigneury and an important stronghold of Cévennes Protestantism in the 16th and 17th centuries. Gateway to the Cévennes, Anduze charms for its picturesqueness, its exceptional landscapes and the dynamism of its terroir. The pots of garden ornaments called vases d’Anduze are the result of a long local tradition : a Cévennes know-how perpetuated since the 18th century.
What to see in Anduze
Don’t miss the clock tower in Anduze, built in the 14th century, which is open to visitors in July and August. In the heart of the city, the covered square is home to the old 15th century market halls, is still home to the markets and is lined with remarkable buildings. Here you can admire the 17th century pagoda fountain. There are many other fountains to discover in Anduze, including those of the Pradier Column, the Potters’ Column, or the Bicentennial. Anduze is also home to one of the largest Protestant churches in France, where classical music concerts take place. The city walls include a castle from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Things to do in Anduze
Anduze is a Small, vibrant town whose varied territory and rich heritage offer a number of activities: you can stroll through the narrow streets of the city centre between the shops and crafts, discover the Pottery Traditions, take advantage of the Night Markets and Local markets, or rest in the pretty Parc des Cordeliers. The charming Anduze train station is the starting point for the Cévennes steam train, which takes you along the Gardon gorges to Saint-Jean-du-Gard . Anduze is also famous for the Bamboo Grove which is located a few kilometres away, a unique exotic garden of 34 hectares, 15 of which are open to visitors.