All the most famous tourist attractions just a few kilometers from the campsite.
Don’t miss a chance to go back in time to the ‘age of steam’ ! A ride on ‘le train à vapeur des Cévennes’ is a must during your stay. Suggestion for a pleasant day out. From Anduze to Saint Jean du Gard via the Bambouseraie and back. Leave Castel Rose on foot and head for Anduze Station. Take the first train of the day, Dismount at the Bambouseraie and visit. At the end of the morning take the train to St.Jean du Gard. Have lunch and see the town. Return in the evening to Anduze by train and then stroll back to the campsite.
Website : le train à vapeur
You can’t miss this stunning attraction ! Unique in Europe ! The bambouseraie transports you to another world, that of the bamboo forest … It’s situated on the opposite side of the river to Castel Rose.
The Bambouseraie de Prafrance (34 hectares, 84 acres) is a private botanical garden specializing in bamboos, located in Générargues, near Anduze, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. It is open daily in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged.
The garden contains one of Europe’s oldest bamboo collections, established in 1856 by amateur botanist Eugène Mazel (1828-1890), who had made his fortune in the spice trade, and who continued to build the collection until he encountered financial problems in 1890. Although the garden subsequently changed ownership several times, it has continued to be a showcase for bamboos, and today contains around 300 bamboo species and cultivars, as well as other plantings of Asiatic shrubs and trees, Gingko biloba, sequoia, Trachycarpus fortunei, a replica of a Laotian village, and some 5 km of water canals.
Website : la bambouseraie
The vases of Anduze are famous throughout the world. It’s very difficult to resist that feeling of wanting to buy at least one of them! Luckily, as they exist in sizes from 6cm to 1.05m (and larger sometimes!) there’s usually something to suit everyone’s budget.
In the local area there are several potteries well worth visiting.
In a typical hamlet in the Cévennes, inside the camisard Chief Rolland’s birth place, after an audiovisual presentation of the Reformation, through 15 rooms and an important nomber of paintings, objects and documents, The Musée du Désert revives the Huguenot past, especially ..
Website : musée du désert
The museum of the well-know HARIBO sweets. The colours, the smell, yam yam ! HARIBO for the adults and the children …
At Uzes (the first duchy of France) at abz 40 minutes from the camping
Site web : musée des bonbons HARIBO
at Sauvé, only 20 minutes from Anduze
find out about the ancient techniques of growing ! and making those three-pronged wooden forks much used at harvest-time in days gone by and by those today who value the old rustic ways and enjoy keeping the old traditions going … a fascinating visit.
Site web : CONSERVATOIRE DE LA FOURCHE
A glimpse of an industry fast disappearing both in France and back home can be had in a museum created in the galleries of an old coal mine. Both historic and more modern methods of extraction are shown during the guided visit after which you realize how lucky you’ve been not to have had to work below ground. Take a pullover or something similar as it’s chilly down there … and watch out for the horse !
Website : LA MINE TEMOIN D’ALES
Also called the grotto of a hundred thousand soldiers. A visit here is recommended ; situated at Mialet it’s only a quarter of an hour from the campsite Castel Rose in Anduze.
Website : LES GROTTES DE TRABUC