Vauvert is a small town of the Gard with a population of 11000. North, it faces towards the “Plain de la Vistrenque” and all the major lines of communication. And as soon as you leave Vauvert by the South, you are immersed in the landscape of vineyards and Camargue lakes with its wild bird life.
The origins of the town are ancient. The remains of a Roman villa were found on its grounds. During the Middle Ages, the city (then called Posquieres) and its Castle where established on the Catselas hill. During the second part of the 19th Century, Vauvert experienced an important development linked to the development of the wine production in the region. This is when the elaborate town hall was build as well as some of the town’s lovely “maisons bourgoises” (large elegant town house).
Vauvert is situated in Languedoc Roussillon, 20 km from Nimes, 35 km from Montpellier, 20 minutes from Arles, 1 hour from Avignon, 1 h 30 from Marseille and only 20 min from the sea. The near-by hamlets of Gallician, Montcalm and Sylvereal are part of the Vauvert commune.
You will find all the necessary services and shops in Vauvert including schools up to secondary school. The town also has a music school which has a good reputation in the region and an active cultural life, in particular during the summer (concerts, open-air opera in the arena and many local traditions and festivities). In terms of sport, Vauvert offers a tennis club, a public swimming pool, a boulodrome (place to play « boules »), access to footpaths and a 12km long « voie verte » (cycle path) for cycling or roller-skating along the canal.