Welcome in the Gard
15 minutes from les Jardins d’Estriat
Alès: Gateway Cévennes welcoming southern and tourism. If the heap is now a green hill, brownfield sites attest to the mining past of the city, who now lives in trade and tourism.
Anduze: village of the Xth century and get the distinction of having a station for the steam train in operation and a bamboo forest created in the nineteenth century.
30 minutes from les Jardins d’Estriat
Cévennes are a rich natural reserve, which retains its national park and a population concerned with the protection of the beautiful nature that surrounds them.
Uzès bear the title "first Duchy of France": its architectural heritage, beginning with its four high towers medieval him to be very touristy, as an exceptional festival Nuits d'Uzes, which participates in its current dynamism.
Sea of tile roofs, cobblestone streets, high walls of houses and small squares,
Sommieres is a city in the Midi in the rough. Instead of passing important in Roman times, only a tour of his old medieval castle.
Dating back nearly 2,000 years, the Arena of Nimes are the best preserved monuments of the Roman world. Its architecture is inspired by the Coliseum in Rome, and even if its size is modest, its charm is final.
France fifth monument, visited by 1 250 000 tourists each year, the Pont du Gard, which is a Roman aqueduct, impresses with its size and age millennium.
Approximately 1 hour from les Jardins d’Estriat
Beaches: the Grande Motte, Grau du Roi, Espiguette, Palavas, Carnon, Aigues Mortes, the Camargue ...
Cities: Montpellier, Avignon, Sète, …
Our region has a wide range of red wines with an intense structure, together with full bodied flavors that feel the mistral, the sun and the smell of the garrigue, white wines full of finesse and elegance and fresh and fruity rosé. A pleasure to taste in moderation...
The abrivados are specifically organized at local festivals in many villages and towns in the Gard from May to September. The streets are blocked by high barriers to prevent bulls from escaping into the countryside, gardians pretend to prevent atrapaïre (catchers in Provençal language) to escape the bull. It is even organized competitions abrivado between several farmers participating and being judged on the number of bulls that they bring back into the fold.
The ferias and bullfights are held in major cities.
1/Recipe for “fougasse d’Aigue-Morte”
Preparation time: 40 minutes, 12 hours of rest
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Ingredients (for 6 to 8 people):
- 500 g flour
- 150 g sugar
- 100 g of butter
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 glass of milk
- 15 g of fresh yeast
- 1 teaspoon orange blossom
The day before, put the flour in a large bowl with sugar, salt, eggs, orange blossom and yeast in a glass of milk.
Make a soft dough and smooth.
Knead the length.
Let stand all night.
The next day, put the dough in a buttered mold or simply pie in the oven buttered sheet.
Bake at 160/180 ° C for 50 to 60 minutes.
Put the still-warm egg white mixed with a little orange flower water.
Immediately sprinkle sugar.
2/ Recipe for « la gardianne de toro »
For 4 Persons
Preparation time: 50 min
Cooking time: 5 hours
Rest time: 48 hours
• 1 kg of bull
• 1 orange
• 8 carrots
• 2 onions
• 1 clove garlic
• 1 celery stalk
• 3 cloves
• herbs de Provence
• 5 bay leaves
• 2 bottles of red wine coast bodied Rhone (Cairanne aimed ...)
• olive oil
Degrease the bull (a good bull does not have much fat).
For marinade, cut the carrot slice, slice the onions and garlic. Put the skin of the orange slip, orange into thick slices, the whole stalk celery, bay leaves, herbs de Provence, and cloves.
Mix it with meat and wine to cover completely. Allow 48 hours in the refrigerator.
The day made for 2 v. onion soup recovered in the marinade, add the meat and flour them. Wet the complete marinade, and let simmer 5 hours.
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