Gard (30580) Population: 244 Altitude: 250 m
Fontarèches is a small, medieval village centered around a 19-century church and a large chateau and its grounds. Apart from the church, there's not much to see in the village. The main attraction here, for us, is the beautiful lavoir at the west end of the village.
No village café, no commerce.
If you take a short walk out the country lane south from the lavoir, there are nice views of the village from across the fields.
This a beautiful covered and walled lavoir, with some of the beauty coming from its setting beside the road at the west end of the village, and shaded by a large plane tree. The arched opening of the lavoir face the south, letting the South of France light shine into the interior.
• GPS: 44.108291, 4.438315
IGN (1/25,000) #2940 OT "Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Pont-St-Exprit, Forets de Valbonne et"
These village (west to east) are connected by a series of short loop-hike trails, with about 3 km between each village: La Bruguière, Fontarèches, St Laurent-la-Vernède, La Bastide-d Engras, Pougnadoresse
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).