Goudargues and its surroundings

Le Prieuré d’Orniols is the ideal starting point for many outings.


The establishment of the village of Goudargues dates back to the 12th century. The monks traced canals to evacuate the water from the pond towards the valley of the Cèze. Their work allowed the cultivation of fertile plains essential to the development of the village.

Sources and canals now make it “the little Venice of the Gard”.

You will find in Goudargues all the amenities, restaurants and shops. The market is held there on Wednesday morning and Friday at night during the summer

Visits and walks around the Priory

There are many possibilities for visits and walks from the Priory. You will be able to discover in a close environment:

Heritage tours and villages of character

  • The Charterhouse of Valbonne
  • Aven d'Orgnac
  • The Chauvet II cave
  • The cities of Avignon, Nîmes, Uzès, Orange

  • The castles of Grignan (Mme De Sévigné), Montélimar and Suze-La-Rousse
  • The villages of Roque-sur-Cèze, Montclus, Cornillon, Aiguèze, Barjac, Aiguèze
  • The troglodyte village of Barry - Bollène
  • The villages of Clansayes, La garde-Adhémar, Les Granges-Gontarde
  • The bamboo grove
  • Anduse's little train
  • Gard's Bridge

Natural sites

  • The Concluses de Lussan,
  • The Sautadet waterfalls,
  • The foothills of the Cévennes,
  • The Côtes du Rhône vineyards,
  • The gorges of the Ardèche
  • The Mont Ventoux

Hiking, trails, bike or mountain bike circuit

  • From the gîte - several routes including "Les Concludes"

  • Ardèche gorges

  • From the gîte - various road bike circuits - Gorges de l'Ardèche and other circuits from 20 km to 100 km
  • From the gîte - mountain biking on sporting tracks and single-track or less

Sporting activities

Lovers of cycling, horse riding, canoeing, caving, hiking, climbing, paragliding, fishing, hunting, can practice their favorite activity near the Priory.

Cultural activities

The antique fair in Barjac at Easter and at the Assumption, the Alès fair at Ascension, the Nîmes fair at Pentecost, the enchantment of Pont du Gard at the beginning of June, the Avignon festival in July, the magic of Montclus at the beginning of August, the harvest of history in Chusclan on the 3rd WE of October
For gourmets, meet at the Cave Trescombier in Cornillon or at the Brasserie la Gervoise in St Gervais for a tasting of local wines and beers.