Situated on a hill dominating fertile plains and the river Vidourle, Gallargues-le-Montueux is a village of the Gard that benefits from a motorway exit making it extremely easy to access the main regional towns of Nimes and Montpellier. The village is situated in Languedoc Roussillon, half way between Nimes and Montpellier (approximately 25 minutes from each town), just half an hour from the local beaches, 35 minutes from Arles, 50 minutes from Avignon, 50 minutes from the foot of the Cevennes mountains (Southern part of the Massif Central) and 1h30 from Marseille..
Gallargues is an old village where narrow medieval streets still remain. The town became one of the official stops (and still is) on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. A lot of big beautiful stone houses were built later on, during the 19th Century following the local development of the wine production. These « maisons vigneronnes » were built by wine producers both for their private family use and for storing their tools.
The main square looks very typical of a French Southern village with its old town hall and picturesque café. The protestant church at the very top of the village offers a good view of the village and the plains below.
Gallargues today has 3500 inhabitants and offers all the main facilities including a few surprisingly good restaurants (try “Orchidea”, 9 Place du Coudoulié). The village also has a nursery school (3-5), a primary school (6-10) and a secondary school (11-14). These good facilities for a village as well as the easy access to the motorway mean that Gallargues has retained an active population that works either locally or in Nîmes/Montpellier.