•Hérault (34190) • Population: 3,595 • Altitude: 186 m
Ganges is a small town at the southern edge of the Cévennes, a handy place for day-trip excursions and most interesting for its Friday market.
Ganges doesn't seem to have an "old town", and we didn't find any part of it particularly interesting for wandering.
For sights in the town, the town hall (mairie) in the center has a very tall, graceful clock tower topped with a nice campanile belfry. It's located just beside the tourist office on Place du 8 Mai 1945.
The main church of Ganges has a pair of tall, slender bell towers flanking the entrance.
Ganges has a great market every Friday, filling the center of the town, to such an extent that parking is a problem on market day unless you arrive early. the Ganges market is only fair for foods and produce; it's mainly clothes and general market items, and of course especiallly interesting for visitors.
Ganges also has a covered market. It's kind of average for a covered market, it's picturesque and we always like covered markets.
Ganges is a small town and has all of the normal shops, several times over. For stocking up, there's a large supermarket at the south edge of town.
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- Underground caverns, one called the Subterranean Cathedral, and equiped with Europe's first underground funiculaire (tram).
- Open: All year. Guided Visits every hour, beginning at 10h. Nov-Feb and Mar-Oct, closed from 12h-14h. July-Aug, continuous starts for the 1-hr visit.
- Entry: 8.80 € (2009)
- Web: www.demoiselles.fr
- 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide, Languedoc-roussillon.
There are several café-restaurants in Ganges, most with outdoor terraces, and all doing a great business on market day. Many of the resturants seemed to be about the same, and the one we chose for our lunch was mediocre (and that's being kind).