Campsite La Corconne
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Excellent way to discover the culinary culture of the area, meet great small producers, we really like going to the market and in particular the one on Saturday morning in Le Vigan.
Here are also small shops that we appreciate and where we go regularly, for their products, for the quality of their welcome etc.
Le Vigan :
The Aura des Champs : 16 place Saint Euzéby, 30120 Le Vigan. 04.67.85.71.35.
Hours: Monday: 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Farmer's shop where producers directly sell their own products (meat, vegetables / fruit, bread, cheese, groceries, etc.)
Ô GOURMAND'ises : 3 Place du Marché Triaire, 30120 Le Vigan. 09.52.15.65.02
Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located on the market square in the shade of the trees, it is the ideal place to drink a good coffee (roasted in Ganges!), An organic tea (wide choice in bulk) or to feast on a good ice cream. Italian or sweets of yesteryear. Also sale of cosmetics from the Cévennes (gift ideas _).
Butcher Martin & Fils : 18 place du Quai, 30 and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pretty well-stocked bookstore, youth corner, you can find a wide choice of books dealing with the Cévennes (guides, novels, beautiful books etc.).
Butcher Lafoux Frédéric : La Placette 30570 VALLERAUGUE. 04.67.82.22.16
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Excellent local products, wide choice and very affordable prices.
Saint André de Majencoules :
Michel LEVESQUE , Ferme de Valbonne, Valbonne le bas, 30570 ST André de Majencoules, 04 67 82 46 43.
Michel Levesque has been passionate about chestnuts for 30 years. He transforms it in all these forms (jam, iced chestnut, chestnut cream, flour, etc.). We advise you to visit his farm for the pleasure of discovering all his know-how around this emblematic fruit of the Cévennes and why not taste and buy one of these many products, organic moreover.
The Cévennes roasting plant : 5 rue Biron, 34190 Ganges, Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.-6 p.m. Nice shop which offers a very wide choice of coffees (roasted on site) and teas.
CVNStore : 15 rue du Jeu du Ballon, 34190 GANGES. 04.34.35.50.65
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 am-12:30pm and 3:00 pm-7:00pm.
Clothing, kitchen accessories, many items in the "colors" of the Cévennes.
Restaurant / bar
Here are some little restaurants or bars we like to go to:
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
La Muftak : "Traveling catering of Turkish-Greek-Kurdish inspiration", a cuisine full of tastes that makes you want to travel. To be found on Saturdays at the Vigan market.
Le Galoupio: Rue de la Boucherie, 30120 Le Vigan.
Hours: Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Associative restaurant "bio-vegetarian-vegan and local cuisine", good cuisine full of flavors.
L'Assiette des Saisons: avenue du Mont Aigoual, 34190 Ganges, 04.99.51.81.66
Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:45 am to 2:00 pm.
Cuisine made exclusively from local products (see the shop next door).
Hours: April, May, September: weekends open from 12:30 pm; June: every day except Tuesday and Wednesday; July, August: every day except Tuesday. Mandatory reservation.
We fell in love with this small restaurant which cooks in season, using vegetables / fruits from the kitchen garden, vegetarian cuisine, full of flavors and colors.
Sites to visit
Here are some places, villages, towns that we love and that we suggest you visit in the area, not necessarily very touristy but which have remained authentic : urban, nature, there is something for everyone!
Saint-André-de-Majencoules : Small typical Cévennes village not far from the campsite, with its terraces, old streets, ideal for take a walk, glean chestnuts, delicious mushrooms ...
Sumene : 15 minutes from the campsite, the small town of Sumène is worth a look, for its alleys, its terraces where the sweet onions of the Cévennes grow and for the atmosphere that emanates from them more generally.
Sauve : Small medieval town which has kept the charm of its past, on the heights of the village discover the "sea of rocks" (possible walk) and original local crafts: the manufacture of hackberry wood forks.
Saint Quentin la Poterie : another village marked by pottery, Saint Quentin la Poterie is also worth a detour with its small alleys and its many potters' workshops. (to visit when you go to Uzès or the Pont du Gard for example).
Grau du Roi : A little less than 2 hours from the campsite, we recommend Espiguette beach for its wild side.
Pézenas : 1h30 from the campsite, town of Molière, the town is very pleasant to visit with its old streets and traces of its strong historical past. Do not hesitate to get closer to the association Mirondela dels Arts which offers many activities: show, exhibition etc.
Sète : If you are more attracted by the seaside, we recommend the town of Sète, a little less than 2 hours from the campsite, for its canals, for its port, for its buildings with colorful facades, to attend nautical games and much more. other things as well.
Some very nice walks to do in the area :
Orgon waterfall : from Cap de Côte, a short hike of about 3 hours (8 km) through the forest to get to the countryside as far as the Orgon waterfalls. We do not recommend this walk with young children, who are steeped in height to reach the waterfalls.
4000 steps : For experienced hikers! This evocatively named hike will take you from Valleraugue to the Mont Aigoual observatory. Allow around 8 hours for the round trip, around 25km and not far from 1400 meters of vertical drop but the view at the top of Aigoual is worth it!
Schedule every day in summer : 10h00-19h00; September: Thursday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Small original garden full of fantasy very pleasant to visit, even possibility of taking a nap in the shade! Catering possible on oace (reservation required) with local products.
Accrocs d'Anjeaux : Route de Ganges, 30120 Montdardier, 06.08.53.93.70
Tree climbing course but also trampolines and other games to have fun in a very nice setting in the heart of nature. Possibility to picnic on site and take a nap. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from July to August.