•Gard (30114) • Population: 1,317 • Altitude: 42 m
Nages-et-Solorgues is a residential village on the farming plains southwest of Nîmes, in an area of Roman and pre-Roman sites.
We found this a sleepy little town, but there are some nice things about it. In spite of its age, it's very up-to-date, but there are old streets to wander. The 19th century church is topped by a campanile.
At the main square in front of the town hall (mairie) is a lovely, tall fountain beneath shady platans. There's a smaller but very lovely fountain at the Place du Griffon in the center of the village.
Oppidum de Nages
The Oppidum de Nages, or Oppidum des Castels, is large, complex pre-Roman defensive site on the hill beside Nages-et-Solorgues. It's the reason the village is here, and the reason to visit the village.
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History of Nages-et-Solorgues
Gallo-Roman: This is one of the most important pre-Roman sites in central Languedoc area, inhabited from the 3rd century BC to 10 AD.
Nages Museum - Musée de Nages
- An archeological museum, with artifacts from the Oppidum de Nages and the Oppidum de St-Dionisy.
- Location: In the Mairie
- Open: You need to ask at the Mairie for entry.
• GPS: 43.78964, 4.231305
IGN (1/25,000) #2842 E "Vergèze"
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).