Situated just next to Aubais and Gallargues-le-Montueux, the village of Aigues-Vives benefits from the same easy access to the A9 motorway (the Gallargues motorway exit is just 2km away). This privileged position in the Gard department places Aigues-Vives at approximately 25 minutes from Nimes and Montpellier, half an hour from the local beaches and 50 minutes from the foot of the Cevennes mountains (Southern part of the Massif Central).
This pretty village of Languedoc Roussillon has quite a dynamic population of 3000 inhabitants. It was built during the 7th Century on an abundant spring of clear water (and that is actually what “Aigues-Vives” means). Aigues-Vives is proud to be the birth town of Gaston Doumergue, one of France’s former presidents (1924-1931).
Aigues-Vives has a friendly little centre with some cafes, the protestant Church, a few useful shops and a well-hidden Catholic Church. The village also offers the basic medical services (doctors, nurses and a chemist) as well as kindergarden (3-5) and primary (6-10) school. The village has a lot of beautiful old character houses typical of the Languedoc Roussillon region.
In Summer, in addition to its traditional town fair (“Fête Votive”), the village hosts two lovely festivals: a 2-day short film festival and a 10-day Classical Music festival (and its masterclasses).