Aigues-Mortes (Occitan: Aigas Mòrtas) is a French commune in the Gard department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France.
The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises
Alès (French pronunciation: [a.lɛs] ; Alès in Occitan) is a commune in the Gard department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. It is one of the sub-prefectures of the department. It was formerly known as Alais.
Anduze (Andusa in Occitan) is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The village is at the foot of the Cevennes range, in the limestone plateau of the Languedoc scrublands.
Arles is een stad in Zuid-Frankrijk gelegen in de regio Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA). Het is een onderprefectuur van het departement Bouches-du-Rhône. De inwoners worden Arlésiens genoemd. In de gemeente ligt het spoorwegstation Arles.
Avignon (French pronunciation: [a.viˈɲɔ̃]) is a commune in south-eastern France in the department of Vaucluse on the left bank of the Rhône river. Of the 90,194 inhabitants of the city (as of 2011), about 12,000 live in the ancient town centre enclosed by its medieval ramparts.
Between 1309 and 1377 during the Avignon Papacy, seven successive popes resided in Avignon and in 1348 Pope Clement VI bought the town from Joanna I of Naples. Papal control persisted until 1791 when, during the French Revolution, it became part of France. The town is now the capital of the Vaucluse department and one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts.
The Camargue (French pronunciation: [kaˈmaʁɡ]) (Occitan: Camarga in classical norm or Camargo in Mistralian norm) is a natural region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. The eastern arm is called the Grand Rhône; the western one is the Petit Rhône.
Administratively it lies within the département of Bouches-du-Rhône, the appropriately named “Mouths of the Rhône”, and covers parts of the territory of the communes of Arles – the largest commune in Metropolitan France, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – the second largest – and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. A further expanse of marshy plain, the Petite Camargue (little Camargue), just to the west of the Petit Rhône, is in the département of Gard.
Camargue was designated a Ramsar site as a “Wetland of International Importance” on 1 December 1986.
Mont Ventoux (Ventor in Provençal) is a mountain in the Provence region of southern France, located some 20 km northeast of Carpentras, Vaucluse. On the north side, the mountain borders the Drôme département. It is the largest mountain in the region and has been nicknamed the “Beast of Provence”, the “Giant of Provence”, or “The Bald Mountain”. It has gained fame through its use in the Tour de France cycling race.
Montpellier (French pronunciation: [mɔ̃.pə.lje]; Occitan: Montpelhièr [mum.peˈʎɛ]) is a city in southern France. It is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Hérault department. Montpellier is the 8th largest city of France, and is also the fastest growing city in the country over the past 25 years. Nearly one third of the population is made of students from the multiple universities in the city. Located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice.
Nîmes (/niːm/; French: [nim]; Provençal Occitan: Nimes) is a city in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. It is the capital of the Gard department.
Nîmes is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains. The estimated population of Nîmes is 146 709 (2012).
Nîmes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was home to 50,000 – 60,000 people. Several famous monuments are in Nîmes, such as the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée. Because of this, Nîmes is often referred to as the French Rome.
The Principality of Orange (in French la Principauté d’Orange) was from 1163 to 1713 a feudal state in Provence, in the south of modern-day France, on the left bank of the River Rhone north of the city of Avignon.
Uzès (Occitan: Usès) is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.
It lies about 25 km north-northeast of Nîmes.
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