The department was creates with the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, starting from part of the old province of Languedoc.

It should be noted that the canton of Ganges, initially and logically allots to Gard, was exchange with that the Acute Dead ones allots to Herault so that the department has an outlet on the Gulf of Lions.

The department of Gard is rich culturally. It is an extraordinary point of meeting between Provence, Languedoc, the Cevennes and the Camargue, and borders the Mediterranean.


Gard belongs to the Languedoc-Roussillon area. It is bordering on the departments of the Rhone delta, of Ardeche, of Vaucluse, Herault, Aveyron and Lozere. Its culminating point is the Aigoual mount in the Cevennes has 1567 m of altitude.

Source: Wikipedia.

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