Campsite La Corconne
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On this page you can find practical information, tips, everything you need to discover our pretty corner of Cévennes :)
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:
Le Vigan :
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.
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), family atmosphere.
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 little 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 and cities that we love and that we suggest you visit in the area: urban, nature, there is something for everyone!
Saint Guilhem le Désert : 1 hour from the campsite, on the road to Compostela, Saint Guilhem le Désert is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France. Gellone Abbey is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you like the caves about ten minutes from the village you can visit the Clamouse cave.
Not far from there the Devil's Bridge with great swimming spots.
Saint Jean de Fos : Next to the Clamouse cave, still 1 hour from the campsite, Saint Jean de Fos is a pretty medieval village which retains a very old tradition around glazed pottery (crockery, pot, jewelry but also gutters, gutters , tiles that we can see throughout our wanderings in the village). Many workshops / shops on site.
Montpellier : Also 1 hour from the campsite, Montpellier is the second largest city in Occitania. Very dynamic, the city is pleasant to visit with its large pedestrian center and its historical monuments.
Cirque de Navacelles : An hour from here, the Cirque de Navacelles is an exceptional natural site formed by the Vis river whose clear water is very cool. Superb view from the Belvédères de Blandas. Possibility of many walks around and in the circus. Useful info, since the beginning of July and for the summer period, you can leave the car in the car park and use the free shuttle from the Belvédères de Blandas to visit the various sites of the Circus.
Anduze : " Porte des Cévennes", 50 minutes from the campsite, a nice little Cévennes town to visit, very lively in summer.
Saint-Jean-du-Gard : A little over an hour away, Saint-Jean-du-Gard is worth a visit to the Maison Rouge museum, installed in a former spinning mill, it traces, among other things, the history of Cevennes.
Nîmes : Capital of Gard, about 1h20 from the campsite, Nîmes has a very old history and still has many Roman monuments: arenas, square house, the Magne tower etc. to visit. We recommend, next to the arenas, the Museum of Romanity .
Uzès : At a short 1h30, still a city rich in its history, first with the Roman occupation (see the Pont du Gard) then from the 5th century when it became a large bishopric. The city retains many monuments from these periods and still has a historic center where it is good to stroll around the Place aux Herbes, for its market and its pretty shops.
For (older) children we recommend the 1900 museum.
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.
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.