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Laudun-l'Ardoise

Laudun-l'Ardoise

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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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Laudun-l'Ardoise
Laudun-l'Ardoise
Population :: 5230
Market :: Monday
Village   
festival ::
August 24-28
Town hall :: 04 66 50 55 50
 
www.ville-laudun.fr
   
 
The district of Laudun-l'Ardoise is situated on the northeast border of Languedoc-Roussillon, and it benefits from its position near the Rhône corridor across from Provence. The district of Laudun-l'Ardoise was established on the banks of the Rhône, at the convergence of two fertile valleys that are fed by two bodies of water, the Cèze and the Tave. The district is unique in that it consists of a principal town and a hamlet. The latter, located on the bank of the Rhône, is the base for an industrial zone that is in full expansion. Although proud of its past, the town also continues on its path into the modern world by developing relationships with different industries, services, and athletic and cultural events.
 
shops Supermarket and retail stores of all types: butcher shops, bakeries, food stores, pastry shop.
Real estate agency, ambulance, insurance, driving school, bank, hairdressers, television repair, electricians, beautician, notary office, florist, car mechanic, general construction, landscapers, photographers, locksmiths, taxis, translator, transporters, public works.
heritage The district of Laudun-l'Ardoise overlooks the valley of the Tave and the vast wine-growing domain of the Côtes du Rhône. The area is dominated by the plateau of Lacau on which the Gallo-Roman ruins of Caesar's Camp still stand. The opulent town of Laudun was once under the power of the seigneurs de Laudun. The mills of the Tave attest to its economic activity. The town was circled by ramparts, whose outlines one can trace in the jardin Planchon, in cellars, staircases, doorways, and wells.
The aqueduct of Balouvière, another vestige of the past, was built in 1870. It recalls the architecture of the Pont du Gard. The former was used to transport water to a reservoir on the hill of Sainte Foy, which supplied the fountains and drinking troughs of the village.
history The history of Laudun probably began after the oppidum was abandoned in the late 5th century A.D. The first artefacts from the Middle Ages were discovered on the hill of Sainte Foy. Leaning on the great limestone plateau where the ruins of the Gallo-Roman settlement of Caesar's Camp were found, the town faces the fertile plains where famous vineyards grow. As the town developed, a series of fortifications was built, and then the church of Notre Dame La Neuve was constructed next to them in the first half of the 14th century.
local products Although it has remained faithful to its wine-growing industry, the town has also developed an intensely active industrial zone whose production is highly diversified, depending on the companies and their respective sectors (metallurgy, transportation, pastries, etc). The wine of Laudun-l'Ardoise is part of the Côtes du Rhône label but proudly bears the appellation of "Village," which denotes a high-quality wine.
 
The wine is produced by several cellars, including those of the wine-growers and private wineries.