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Roquemaure

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Roquemaure
Roquemaure
Administrative center of the canton
Population :: 4934
Market :: Tuesday
Village   
festival ::
St. Valentine, the weekend before February 14. Also the week of August 15
Town hall :: 04 66 90 54 34
 
www.roquemaure-gard.com
   
 
This village of the Gard, on the right bank of the Rhône, is the link between Languedoc and Provence. It is 15 km from Avignon, 20 km from Bagnols sur Cèze, 10 km from Orange, 50 km from Nîmes; it has 56 associations and 4934 inhabitants.
 
1 play-group, 1 nursery school, 1 primary school, 1 secondary school, municipal police, gendarmes, firemen, 6 doctors, ZA and ZI (business and industrial parks), 1 bus station 5 km from the center of town, 1 municipal pool.
 
shops 5 bakeries, 1 butcher shop, 1 grocery, 2 minimarkets, hair salons, 1 newsstand, 2 tobacco shops, 4 bars, restaurants.
heritage The castle (12th/13th century): It was formerly one the most important castles in Languedoc, but now there remain only ruins of the surrounding wall, a circular tower, and a high square tower. Clément V, the first pope of Avignon, died there on April 20, 1314.
The quays of the medieval river port at the foot of the castle. It was the period's most important port on this part of the right bank.
Collegiate church of Saint Jean-Baptiste and Saint Jean l'Evangéliste (14th century, southern Gothic style), with its 17th-century organ, listed as a historical monument, as well as the relics of Saint Valentine.
The priory of Truel (Romanesque style), once fortified, contains a listed Romanesque trellis.
The Romanesque chapel from the 12th and 13th centuries, Saint Joseph des Champs.
history In the 14th century, Roquemaure was the most important port on this section of the right bank of the Rhône.
 
From an early date, the consuls of Roquemaure carried out a policy for producing quality wines; they instituted a particularly severe set of regulations, which were the origin of the "Côtes du Rhône" appellation.
 
In 1868, the inhabitants of the village obtained the relics of Saint Valentine in order to protect the vineyard from phylloxera, which spread in France for the first time in 1864.
local products Fruits and vegetables, Côtes du Rhône, Lirac.