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LANDSCAPES AND LOCAL HERITAGE Along the Stevenson Trail (the end)
SAINT-JEAN-DU-GARD This place deserves a special attention in our slideshow. It is situated in another « département »: « the Gard », which takes its name from the river that flows there. The whole « département was a Roman province before and long after Jesus-Christ, therefore there are many Roman remains in this region. The climate is very mild in winter, but very hot in summer; hence a very different vegetation, compared with the one we can see in « Lozère ». We invite you to pay a visit to « The Bambouseraie», for sure, the garden of Eden on earth!
Saint-Jean-du-Gard -Stevenson arrived there on 3rd October 1878. -He walked for 12 days, with his She-Donkey. -This town was influenced by Protestantism in the 16th Century and became an important place for the Camisards resistance in 1702. - The Camisards is the name given to those riotists who refused to be converted to Catholicism. - Long before and after Jesus-Christ the Romans occupied this place and throughout the whole départment. - They left many remains among which The Pont du Gard, an impressive acqueduct that carried water from the spring to Nîmes, a large city then. It took 15 years to build. - Nowadays there are uphill car races in those narrow, winding roads of the Cévennes hills. the Roman Acqueduct The river Gardon Built about 50 A.D.
La Bambouseraie It is a bamboo forest, unique in the world. This botanic garden was created in the mid 19th century. The Japanese gardens and the exotic vegetation blossom in this Mediterranean climate. A steam train takes the visitors from Saint-Jean- du-Gard to La Bambouseraie.