In the heart of the Cèze valley in the Gard, Gourdargues is a small, atypical village with 1,000 inhabitants. Nicknamed “the Gardoise Venice” – an exaggeration is goes without saying – its shady canal banks planted with 100 year old plane trees, its fountains and its cool squares make it undeniably appealing. The town is a delightful place to wander, accompanied by the gentle murmur of ever-present water. Restaurants, cellars offering tasting sessions, craft shops, small stores – everything needed for a pleasant stay is right on hand.