To the south, the flat swamplands of the Camargue offer wild horses and bulls, and flocks of flamingoes. Further inland in the Gard, rolling vineyards are the perfect place to buy property, thanks to gorgeous views and access to the area's many pretty wine-making villages. Further north, you reach the Cevennes mountains, where the property for sale becomes slightly cheaper, and land sizes are bigger.
If you're buying property for sale in the Gard, you might want to think about looking in one of the Gard's beautiful cities. Nimes is very dynamic, with its Roman arena, temple and famous modern architecture (although it's not quite as nice as Montpellier). Avignon (just over the border in Provence) is also a great place to look for property for sale, should you want to be near a lively city.
City properties for sale in the Gard tend to fall into 3 categories. Apartments in old buildings, that may need some renovation (a chance to add value!). New-build apartments in new property developments, often sold on a leaseback scheme where the developer guarantees to rent out your apartment for a fixed income, and (older) town houses. Generally, we'd steer clear of property just on the outskirts of cities and towns, as these areas are less pretty. The centres of cities offer good property investment opportunities - as the supply of property in these areas is pretty much fixed, and city-centres receive the lion's share of investment and government spending on 'gentrification'.
If you're looking to buy property for sale in the Gard near smaller towns and villages, Uzès is probably Languedoc's most beautiful (and expensive) town, with beautiful old buildings and a charming cloistered market square. It's absolutely gorgeous, with lots of very bourgeois restaurants and shops. But it does get very touristy in summer. Sommières is also really lovely, with its roman bridge and lively markets. As is Barjac and the medieval walled town of Aigues-Mortes.
Houses for sale in the Gard are still very competitively priced (and still cheaper than neighbouring Provence), although more expensive than areas further south in Languedoc, such as the Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales.
If you don't find property for sale in the Gard department that fits your needs on this site, then why not contact one of the estate agents that operate in the Gard.
Good luck with your hunt! And please do contact us if you have any queries.