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.
latest Department notices
The greenhouse well coal mine, French Heritage monument to Portes 7
Mine part of the extractive industry set of four mines. Wells dug ... on the concession of Comberedonde by the Cie of ores of iron magnetic of McReynolds-el-Hadid, (...) The greenhouse well coal mine, French Heritage monument to Portes
Chapel of the Penitents, French Heritage monument to Pont st esprit 1
Chapel built between 1647 and 1657, with a single nave. The interest ... lies in carved the facade program and the remaining elements of the interior decor. The (...) Chapel of the Penitents, French Heritage monument to Pont st esprit
Silk spinning Lacombe; then manufactures chairs Floutier, French Heritage monument to Vezenobres 4
Workshop on the 1st floor, South side, with 4 large Bay basket; ... 2nd floor, coconiere with stacked rectangular bays, transformed into chairs factory store then (...) Silk spinning Lacombe; then manufactures chairs Floutier, French Heritage monument to Vezenobres