Gard (30) Population: 1,588 Altitude: 77 m
Connaux is a village just south of Bagnols-sur-Cèze,in the Tave valley of the Gard. It was built in the 13th century on a rocky island in a vast swamp leading east to the Rhône. It's rather large for a village, but with very little commerce.
Café, basic village commerce, a couple of restaurants.
• GPS: 44.092396, 4.594522
IGN (1/25,000) #2940 OT "Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Pont-St-Exprit, Forets de Valbonne et"
"Le Val de Tave", map+info (1:25'000)
Bar de la Tour in the very center of Connaux, between the southeast tower and the Mairie is a typical French village café. They serve a variety of pressed sandwiches (croque monsier, panini, etc.) during the summer.
Restaurant la Cabreila (was Le Bernon?) is a small place just opposite the ramparts and the Maire, in the center of Connaux. They weren't open for lunch during our visit during March, but are probably open during the summer.
Le Perroquet, 200 m east of the center, beside the D6086 highway is a bar-restaurant. It's on the corner of Rue du Docteur Carrière and the D6086. This is a bit of a dive but the people are very friendly, the food is ok and not expensive at all.
Paul Itier Restaurant is a more up-scale place, 200 m east of the center, beside the D6086 highway, and almost next door to Le Perroquet, along the dirt access road. It's very classy inside, the food is good, but it's more expensive and not very personal. Definitely a safe and comfortable place to dine. We got there a bit late for lunch and the service was very, very slow; but this is typical for French dining and not specific to Paul Itier.
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).