Pont du Gard
Welcome to Mas de la Cam, a 4* campsite at the foot of the Cévennes in the town of Saint-Jean-du-Gard. Our campsite has spacious pitches and holiday cottages for an unforgettable holiday in the Gard with your family or friends.
In 2000, an operation led by the network of the Great Sites of France made it possible to carry out works of development aiming to protect this aqueduct steeped in history threatened by the influx of visitors. A museum has been set up nearby and during fine weather, beaches are set up on the banks of the river, on the banks of the right bank of the Gardon. After immortalizing your visit, you can sunbathe with family or friends while your children will cool off in the river.
Guided tours for groups are organized. Accompanied by a guide, you will reach the top of the bridge and discover all the secrets of his construction. The site also offers activities, animations and exhibitions. It houses restaurants and shops where you can buy souvenirs of your family holidays in Gard. The restaurant “Les Terrasses” specializes in organizing weddings and business events.
Two great hiking trails pass by this sumptuous bridge overlooking the Gardon Valley, the GR6 and the GR63.
THINGS TO DO NEAR THE PONT DU GARD
Listed as a French historical monument and featured on the UNESCO world heritage list, the Pont du Gard is an engineering masterpiece dating back to Roman Antiquity, and one of the Occitanie region’s major architectural sights. This magnificent Roman aqueduct which spans the Gardon river was built to transport water from the Eure fountain in Uzès to Nîmes, and was called Nemausus at the time. Water was transported to supply the gardens, fountains, bath and thermal spas in the city.
The Pont du Gard is a remarkable enormous stone construction and very well preserved. Built on three levels and nearly 50 metres high, the bridge has 52 arches. It peaks at 275 metres at its highest point. Each vault is made up of smaller vaults, which has made it possible for the aqueduct to resist sagging over the centuries.
Campsite with swimming pool and river Pont du Gard
Very sunny region, the Cevennes promise you beautiful days of discovery: between the Pont du Gard, the millennia cities and exceptional natural sites, your stay will be well filled. On your return trip or to start the day, what’s more enjoyable than enjoying the pool? The farmhouse of Cam offers a large pool of 500 m2 heated in low season, bordered by a solarium. The children will find on the site a paddling pool and a large water fun area. For an even more natural and revitalizing experience, the Gardon de Saint-Jean, a tributary of the Gard, awaits you on the edge of the campsite. You can swim there, take a rubber boat, but also fish for trout. For an authentic stay in nature near the Pont du Gard!
Camp in comfortable accommodations in the Gard
For you to spend a revitalizing holiday close to the Pont du Gard, we offer several comfortable lodgings adapted to your needs, in houses of character with the typical architecture of the region: lodgings that can accommodate from 4 to 6 people, with a pleasant outdoor space with garden furniture and barbecue to enjoy the fresh air of the Cevennes and the beauty of the landscape. Two-bedroom cottage, group lodging or sleeping accommodation out of room, several options are available depending on whether you are staying with a couple, family or friends, with young children or teenagers.
You will enjoy the comfort of the holiday rental, but also the services and amenities of the campsite such as games for children, fitness area and swimming pool. On your return from your excursions in Gard, in the beautiful city of Nîmes, Anduze or in the Gorges du Tarn, you will savor the refreshing freshness of the river bordering the Mas de la Cam.