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Between Ceze and Ardeche rivers In the Cotes du Rhone Cevennes foothills Across the bridge from Avignon Near the Pont du Gard Around Uzes Tave river valley
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 village or monument :: Venejan wind mill Site of Gicon Pont Saint Esprit Bagnols sur Ceze Carsan Saint Alexandre Saint Nazaire Venejan Saint Etienne des Sorts Chusclan Codolet Orsan
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Bagnols sur Ceze

Bagnols sur Ceze
Bagnols sur Ceze
Administrative center of the canton
Population :: 18103
Market :: Wednesday
Town festival :: 2nd week of September
Town hall :: 04 66 50 50 50
At the crossing of the Cèze and the Rhône River Valleys, at the gateway to Provence and the Vivarais, Bagnols is where Languedoc begins. The town extends out from the old market square, now called Mallet Square, which is the true heart of the town. You will enjoy exploring its old alleys, the discreet charm of its hôtels particuliers and its arcades. Matisse and Marquet are ready to greet you in the art museum. A town that unites tradition and modernity, Bagnols-sur-Cèze awaits you.
shops 300 shops.
Numerous hotels of all categories.
Access to all services.
heritage Art museum founded in 1854 (collection of post-Impressionists).
13th-century houses.
Princely residences from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Old market square lined with arcades.
history Some highlights:
4th century: Construction of a sanctuary on the site of the present-day church.
13th century: Economic expansion, creation of a marketplace in 1223.
17th century: First silk manufacture, industrial prosperity.
19th century: Economic development based on wine-growing.
20th century: Installation of the Marcoule, new period of expansion.
Capital of the Côtes du Rhône region (numerous wineries)
Marcoule Nuclear Plant (Cogema, CEA, etc.) approximately 2000 jobs
Center of Laudun-l'Ardoise (metallurgy)