Gard (30420) Population: 5,269 Altitude: 50 m
Calvisson is a small village just 18 km southwest of Nîmes, most interesting on Sundays during its weekly market. The Old Town part of Calvisson is moderately interesting for wandering but there aren't many ancient sights to see.
There is quite a nice Lavoir in the village, a 10-minute walk northwest from the center, on Chemin du Lavoir (of course).
A wrought-iron campanile is perched on the top of the town hall (mairie), but it's not easily visible from the narrow streets in the village.
An ancient, covered market is located in the heart of the old village, just past the town hall, at the junction of Grand Rue and Rue des Fontaines. It's picturesque, but closed off and apparently only used for special occasions.
Market day: Sun.
• GPS: 43.785604, 4.192926
IGN (1/25,000) #2842 E "Vergèze"
"Vallée du Vidourle, Pays de Sommières", map+info (1:42'000)
Department 30, Gard Buses
- See Beyond's Gard Department Bus Schedules for Gard bus-lines maps and bus-line schedules (Horaires).
Maps (Plans) for the Gard bus lines are on the www.edgard.fr website, with a flash webpage for each of five zones around Nîmes (www.edgard-transport.fr/plan/?rub_code=5).
Schedules for the Gard bus lines are available via the www.edgard.fr website horaires page (www.edgard-transport.fr/horaires/?rub_code=23).