There are many nice towns and cities to visit within an hour’s drive from Chambres d’Hôtes des Gens Heureux including:
One of the few large cities in southern France without a Roman or Greek past. This very beautiful city, also called the “Paris of the South”, is very nice to visit.
The most important place in the city is the Place de la Comédie, where the Opera Comédie is located. The historic city center has a medieval character. Here you will find countless shops and cozy restaurants. An interesting place of interest is the Tour des Pins, a remaining defense tower of the medieval walls. Also interesting is the Jardin des plantes de Montpellier. This is the oldest botanical garden in all of France. Montpellier is a versatile city, ideal for a nice city trip or just a day out!
Nimes is a charming city, world famous for the exceptional preservation of its Roman monuments. Nimes is referred to as the City of Art and History, the “Rome of France”. In addition to the remains of Roman times, the city also houses interesting museums. Examples of such museums are the Carré d’Art, the museum of contemporary art, and the Musée du Vieux, dedicated to life in the city from the end of the Middle Ages. A visit to Les Jardins de la Fontaine is certainly worthwhile. A beautiful city located in a protected area between the Cévennes and the Camargue.
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort is a nice authentic French village at the foot of the Cevennes. The town is known for its 13 fountains and sundials. Every Tuesday and Friday morning there is a cozy typical French market.
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort is a perfect base for a holiday in the Languedoc-Rousillon region, for hiking, nature and culture lovers. Beautiful cities such as Montpellier and Nimes and other many sights such as the Pont du Gard and Cirque Navacelles are less than an hour’s drive from our beautiful Chambres d’Hôtes des Gens Heureux.
Sauve, a picturesque village with ancient remains from the 12th and 13th centuries such as the abbey and the monastery. In addition to the interesting Conservatoire de la Fourche and Bois de Micocoulier, Artisan Museum of the Lotus Pitchfork, and an unusual rocky sea, with its many alleys with arched corridors and Gothic facades, it is a wonderful village to stroll through.
Sommières is a town located in the department of Gard, close to Nimes. The town has a beautiful medieval center. Nice restaurants, shops and various sights, such as the old Roman bridge, make Sommieres definitely worth a visit.
Originally called Ucetia, this medieval town was once a small Roman village situated at the source of the river Eure.
Today, with its historic center and cozy shopping streets, it is certainly worth a visit. We recommend the Place aux Herbes, a lovely square with a versatile market on Saturdays.