Those seeking more thrills and excitement might like to go down the Gorges in a canoe, scale the impressive vertical rock walls, specially equipped for climbing, the “Via Ferrata”, or go paragliding above Uzès. You can also play tennis on the court in Collias.
When the summer sun is too hot and you are in need of some shade and cooler air, there are many shady paths where nature lovers can enjoy a walk on foot, mountain bike or on horseback (along bridle paths marked out by the French horse and riding institute) to breathe in the sights and smells of this green mini paradise.
This landscape, bathed in light and inhabited by the sing-song accent of the south, has always been an unfailing source of inspiration for artists.
The Hostellerie Le Castellas is the start of a great journey of discovery by the combination of leisure, culture and history that are found in the surrounding towns and cities. At 7km from the stone village of Collias is the famous Pont du Gard, admired by over a million tourists each year.
The aqueduct is famous for its simple yet amazingly grand arches which give it an appearance of astonishing lightness. The Roman aqueduct took 15 years to be completed. It stretches way beyond the Pont du Gard, with over fifty kilometres of winding stones built to contain the canal which, for centuries, has watered the magnificent Jardins de la Fontaine in Nîmes.
Ask at the reception for advice to help you make the most of your stay!
In Collias: The Hermitage
- 7km away: the famous Pont du Gard
- 7km away: the First Duchy of France in Uzès
- 25km away: Avignon, the Papal Palace and the St Bénézet bridge
- 25km away: Nîmes, the Roman city, the Roman arena, the Maison Carré, the Jardins de La Fontaine and the Tour Magne Tower
- Easter féria and grape harvesting in Nîmes
- Photography festival in Arles
- Chorégies music festival in Orange
- Dance and Music Festival in Uzès
- Provencal markets
- Various exhibitions throughout the year