You have probably never heard about Vergeze, but you have certainly heard about what is produced in this small town. The spring of the world-famous Perrier Water is situated in Vergeze commune.
Vergeze is a small town of Languedoc Roussillon with 4000 inhabitants situated between Nîmes and Montpellier (20 Km West of Nîmes, 40 Km East of Montpellier), just half an hour from the local beaches and 45 minutes from the foot of the Cevennes Mountains (Southern part of the Massif Central). The town has a very easy access to the A9 motorway that goes from Orange to the Spanish boarder (through Nîmes and Montpellier).
Until the 19th Century Vergeze’s main activity was the production of wine. This history is still visible with many « maisons vigneronnes » (houses build in the 19th Century by the local wine producers for living in and storing their tools) along its main streets -rue neuve and rue d’entre vignes. Local wine is still produced in Vergeze (as it is in many of the towns and villages of the Gard) and is commercialised by the cave coperative « Les Vignerons de la voie d’Héraclès ».
The main activity and source of wealth for the town today is the production of the Perrier water.
You will find in Vergeze all the main facilities such as a supermarket, a small weekly outdoor market, boulangeries, cafés, doctors, nurses, chemist, optician, hairdresser, bank, post office and garage. The town also has a nursery school (3-5) and a primary school (6-10). The town is known for the quality of life it offers to its inhabitants including the quality of its infrastructure (theatre, football stadium, tennis courts, track-and-field stadium).
Its privileged situation and the quality of its facilities make of Vergeze a nice place to buy a house.