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Barjac – a medieval village with character

This Renaissance city of 1,500 inhabitants is located at the crossroads of the Cévennes National Park and the nature reserve of the Gorges de l'Ardèche. Classified as a "Village of Character" and "Organic Commune without pesticides", Barjac presents a renovated heritage of narrow streets, squares and esplanades perfectly adapted to host night markets and festivals.

To discover Barjac, we recommend the summer guided tours of the old center commented by Laurent Delauzun, heritage officer of the City of Barjac, every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in July and August, to learn more about the Renaissance Tower, the Lower Gate, the Upper Gate, the Chapel, the Church, the mansions and the fountains.

Thisvirtual tour of Barjac< /a> will give you a taste of your next vacation under the Provençal sun, lulled by the sweet song of the cicadas!

Local events

Every Easter weekend and August 15, we invite you to the famous Barjac International Antiques Fair.

From July 31 to August 5, 2021, come and listen to French songs called "text" during the Eco-citizen festival "Barjac m’en chante". The streets of the city come alive to the rhythm of guitars, accordions, percussions and songs.

From August 19 to 22, 2021, discover the Jazz festival, "Barjac en Jazz", taking place like every year in the courtyard of the Castle.

From October 8 to 10, 2021, take part at the international meetings of Amateur Theater, "Les Théâtropes".

Markets and fairs

Every Friday morning, go to the beautiful weekly market in Barjac to discover local artisans and producers.

In July and August, you will enjoy strolling through the streets of the city center on the night market on Monday evening from 7 p.m., and on the organic market and local producers on Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. .

On the last Sunday of July, go to the "Bio Fair", on the last Thursday of July, discover the "Pottery Market" and the last Sunday in August is "Sunday of the Creators".

A lively village all year round

The shops in Barjac remain open all year round: bakeries, delicatessens, butchers, pharmacies, drugstores, bookstores, tobacconists, wine shops, florists, etc. and a large playground for children!
The terraces of the restaurants and bars open their doors from the first days of spring. You will inevitably find the restaurant that will suit your tastes. Strolling through the shady, cobbled and pedestrian streets, you will enjoy combining cultural visits and shopping.

Did you know?
It was in Barjac that the very first organic canteen in France was born! And it is in this small Gard village that the famous and magnificent documentary "Our children will accuse us was filmed".

The Eschaton-Anselm Kiefer Foundation, 20 mins on foot and 5 mins by car from the Natura Lodge, reveals to the public the full breadth and complexity of the creative process of this accomplished genius. A former silk spinning mill in the 19th century, the estate currently covers around 40 hectares. Within it, 80 artistic spaces emerge, from the gigantic four-storey concrete amphitheater to the underground networks of crypts, tunnels, and other artificial ponds, not to mention the multitude of paintings and sculptures in situ.