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Rochefort-du-Gard

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Rochefort-du-Gard is first mentioned in the reign of Charlemagne when an oratory was built on the hill to celebrate his victories in the area. The monuments in the village not only reflect its history but the 19th c.

Wash house, the Puits (well) Pousqueiras and the fountains are all reminders of what daily life was like. Rochefort-du-Gard's history and its active wine trade is part of the attraction for those who come to live here.

The Castelas, a romanesque church, was built in 12th c. and altered in the 17th c. It features a vaulted nave, a crib and choir stalls. Some fragment of frescoes are still visible showing the how rich and delicate the decoration was.

Chapelle Saint-Joseph: an elegant and simple 18th c. chapel.

The parish church of Saint-Bardulphe is neo gothic and was built in the 19th c. It's interior decoration is remarkable.

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Grâce: this 8th century Benedictine priory was restored in the 17th century. It is still an important shrine and place of pilgrimage as witnessed by the number of ex-votos on display.

Centre historique

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