Calvisson, a quaint town set on a hillside overlooking a valley of vineyards about 15 miles west of Nîmes, makes a great base for exploring the South of France.
In June of 2011 we spent two weeks in a vacation rental in the center of Calvisson.
Sightseeing, Golf, Hiking
The Carmargue – Golf, Lavender and Taureau Sausage
Includes the La Grande Motte golf course, a lavender field outside of Lunel and buying taureau sausage and ice cream in Aigues Mortes.
Epic Day Trip – Nimes, Albi, Carcassonne and Back
Includes the Millau bridge, the Toulouse Lautrec Museum in Albi and a quick stop in Carcassonne.
Oppidum de Nages – South of France
A nice day hike in the ruins above the nearby town of Nages-et-Solorgues.
Exploring the Vaucluse – Vaison la Romaine and Mt Ventoux
Includes the midievel cité of Vaison la Romaine and it’s Roman ruins, Puymin and La Villasse with a drive to the top of Mt Ventoux.
It Helps to Know your Holidays – Living Without a Clue in France
Includes the Golf Club of Nîmes Compagne.
Bouillabaisse Marseillaise and Pink Flamingos
Includes a trip to Marseillais to taste bouillabaise at the Miramar restaurant with a stop in the Camargue to see the pink flamingos. Great pics.
Hiking in the Cévenne, France
Includes finding information on hiking trails in Cévennes National Park and describes the Lacan Hiking Path outside of Anduze.
Pont du Gard and the Remoulins Friday Market
Includes a visit to the famous Roman bridge outside of Nîmes.