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14 Mar 23

Visit of Lussan and the Concluses

Picturesque village of Gard perched on a rocky outcrop. dominating the garrigue, the village has been added to the list of the most beautiful villages in France

Conclusions of Lussan
The Concluses de Lussan are gorges carved into the limestone. It is possible to reach it by a marked path 1 . A belvedere overlooks the bed of the river, which is frequently dry, and allows you to see giant basins and pots.

The walk
If you are looking for a getaway surrounded by nature, look no further, this is the ideal place.

I particularly recommend that you take the small path that starts from the Concluses car park, and then have a picnic at the Portail. Then, continue your journey to go 7.8km to have tea in the very beautiful village of Lussan.

Once there, do not miss the walk around and the visit of the temple, before going to ""Les buis de Lussan"".It is a beautiful place with a very friendly welcome. We bought a kumquat and citer jam, it was a real treat!

I hope these photos will make you want to discover this wonderful region.

#Lussan, #Gard, #Occitanie, #sentier, #randonnée, #village, #classé
Un soleil pour l'apéro

Un soleil pour l'apéro

13 Mar 23

A sun for the aperitif!

Today, I offer you a recipe that will bring a little warmth to your aperitifs: the Puff Pastry Sun! This inexpensive recipe will amaze your friends at a party or picnic.

To make this very easy recipe, you will need two round all-butter puff pastry sheets and a jar of pesto or anchoïade. Start by rolling out the first dough out of the fridge on parchment paper. Then spread the pesto or anchoïade evenly over the dough. Then add the second dough on top.

To give the shape of the sun to the puff pastry, turn a glass over in the middle of the dough. Using a knife, make rays all around. Gently, make three loops per spoke. Remove the glass, draw a face and brush everything with a beaten egg yolk.

Then put your creation in the oven at 175 degrees for 20 minutes. And there you have it, guaranteed effect! You will delight your guests with this pretty creation that will not fail to impress them.

Do not hesitate to share your impressions and your creations on social networks using the hashtag #SoleilFeuilleté and find our ideas for walks and recipes @chezpepito. Enjoy your meal everybody !

#soleil, #apéro, #diy, #fooding, #anchoiade, #pesto
La Maison Carrée

La Maison Carrée

06 Feb 23

What to do in winter in Nîmes? the main events


December 8 to March 5: Exhibition ""Unveiling Nemausus. Golvin, an Architect and Archaeologists" . Museum of Romanity

From January 1 to 31: Flamenco LE OFF 2023 . Cultural and musical events in various places in the city center coordinated by Nîmes Tourisme.

From January 9 to 21: 33rd edition of the Flamenco Festival . Nimes Theater.

From January 11 to February 4 : Festival of the Hemispheres . 12th edition: "A train can hide another". Exhibitions, concerts... Carré d'Art.

From January 20 to 22 : Nîmes Archery Tournament : 25th edition of the international archery tournament. Exhibition.

From January 27 to 29: Festival of Biography ""Our common memories"". 21st edition co-chaired by Jean-Pierre Elkabbach and Franz-Olivier Giesbert. Square of Art.

From February 1 to 15: Myceliades Festival, national Science-Fiction festival. Libraries of Nîmes and Cinéma le Sémaphore.

From February 3 to 5: Truffle Festival . Market place.

From February 3 to 26 : ""Visionary Cabu"" exhibition. Carré d'Art hall gallery.

February 4 : The Great Winter Braderie among the merchants of the city center.

February 19: 8th edition of the Nîmes Urban Trail . Three races of 8 km 14km and 22 km and a hike.

From March 3 to 5: Mahana Tourism Fair in Lyon. Nîmes Tourisme will be present at the Halle Tony Garnier, to present the destination to the general public.

From March 16 to 19: World Tourism Fair in Paris. Nîmes Tourisme will be present at Paris Expo Pavilion 4, to present the destination to the general public.

Source :Nimes Tourist Office

#Hiver, #Nîmes, #événements
Les arènes de Nîmes à deux pas de Chez Pepito

Les arènes de Nîmes à deux pas de Chez Pepito

14 Jan 23

The New York Times has published its ranking of 52 places to visit in 2023, with Nîmes coming in 24th place and the first metropolitan destination in France.

It is described as "a sunny Mediterranean land with fascinating Roman monuments and museums not yet overrun by tourists." The restaurants "Duende" and "Rouge" are mentioned, as well as the covered market of the Halles de Nîmes. A recognition for Nîmes.

19 Oct 22

At Pepito's you can do everything on foot. The Jardins de la Fontaine 11 min walk

Since its creation in 1745 at the request of the King of France, Louis XV, the Jardins de la Fontaine are a public park located around the original source of Nîmes, already venerated by the first people of Nîmes when the Romans arrived. The Jardins de la Fontaine were one of the first public parks in Europe and it is still one of the most remarkable today.

Located on a hill in the heart of the city, the Jardins de la Fontaine integrate a classic 18th century garden and a landscaped Mediterranean style garden on a natural site of 15 ha.

my advice: the small garden of Mazet (n°11 on the map) is a charming place with the replica of a small typical stone shed and a vine

Opening time :
- from September 1 to 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- from October 1 to March 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- from March 2 to 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- from April 1 to August 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- and from June 30 to September 17: the lower part of the garden is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to midnight.

Les jeudis de nimes 2022

Les jeudis de nimes 2022

06 Jul 22

Nîmes Thursdays are back!

The city of Nimes celebrates the 28th edition of "the Thursdays of Nîmes" on the squares and grand boulevards of the city historical center, every Thursday evening in the summer.

The Thursdays of Nîmes is a city festival spread all over of the town. Stroll to the rhythms of musical groups, discover the many activities offered in the heart of the city... The perfect opportunity, every Thursday evening, to let yourself be carried away by the sweetness of life in Nîmes!

The program > click here

La Fougasse nîmoise

La Fougasse nîmoise

15 Jun 22

Fougasse with Nîmes goose grattons

But what is La Fougasse in Nîmes?

Fougasse (focaccia) with grattons is a specialty of Languedoc-Roussillon. It is a must in the region and a pleasure that we share with the family, at breakfast, with rosé or pastis as an aperitif Chez Pepito et Zaza!

It is a delicacy that we nibble endlessly, with pieces of fried pork or goose or duck grattons. In the past, it served as breakfast for apprentices and allowed the baker to regulate the temperature of his wood-fired oven.

Puff pastry made from wheat flour, baker's yeast, and olive oil, optionally garnished or filled with olives, onions, anchovies, bacon bits, cheese, tomato sauce, mushrooms , or Provencal herbs.
#Fougasse, #nîmes, #gard, #Pepito, #Zaza
Les Monuments Romains de Nîmes

Les Monuments Romains de Nîmes

20 May 22

Roman Monuments

The essential masterpieces of Roman architecture

→ The Amphitheatre : Les Arènes de Nîmes

→ The Roman Water Tower : Le Castellum Divisorium

→ The Riman Temple : La Maison Carée

→ The Magne Tower : La Tour Magne

→ The Temple of Diana : Le Temple de Diane

→ The Porte Auguste : La Porte Auguste

To find out more ► Museum of Romanity

#Nîmes, #monuments, #romains, #arènes, #amphithéatre
20 May 22

The recipe for beef with green olives

The recipe for beef with green olives..
I had made 2 casseroles thinking I would have leftovers... but no, our guests enjoyed it! This recipe is very easy and can be widely modified..

👉 Ingredients: 1 kg of diced meat (mix of your choice: tendon, chuck, gite, scoter, marrow bone, etc.), 2 onions, 2 shallots, 2 beautiful beef heart tomatoes, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a tablespoon of flour, about twenty green olives pitted and cut into pieces, 1/4 of Costières de Nîmes white wine, garnished fillet, salt, pepper

👉 Brown the meat in a casserole, set aside. In the juice, sauté the sliced vegetables for 15 minutes, mixing from time to time.

👉 Put the meat back, sprinkle with flour, spice, salt, pepper. Wet with the white wine, then a ladleful of hot water. Add the bouquet garni, cover and cook for about 1 hour 40 minutes.

👉 10min before serving add the olives and simmer for another 10min

+ The secret:2 pinches of zaatar and 1 tablespoon of brandy
#Boeuf, #sauté,, #olives, #gourmet, #délicieux, #recette, #facile
circuit à Nimes de Chez Pepito

circuit à Nimes de Chez Pepito

15 Feb 22

To visit from Chez Pepito on foot

Everything is done on foot from Chez Pépito, fast circuit 4.2 km / 53 min and in 7 stages

  1. Lee Halles of Nîmes | 3 minute walk

    For 130 years, Les Halles de Nîmes has been friendly and ...

    Les Halles, picturesque and appreciated, are an essential place in Nîmes life. Covered market, Inside: 2 restaurants, a refreshment bar and many food trades (greengrocers, butchers, delicatessens, rotisseries, poultry, tripe shops, caterers, fishmongers, shellfish, sushi, creameries, cheese shops, delicatessens, bakeries , pastries, florist as well as shops selling olives and condiments, coffee, honey, fresh pasta, wines and spirits

  2. Maison Carrée and Carré d'Art | 7 minute walk

    Illustrative image of the article Square house

    Gallo-Roman temple, completed in the early 1st century BC
    In 1993, the British architect Norman Foster built opposite the Maison Carrée a building called Carré d'Art, planned to house a museum of contemporary art and designed as the modern counterpart of the Maison Carrée.

  3. The Gardens of La Fontaine | 11 minute walk

    Illustrative image of the article Jardins de la Fontaine

    The Jardins de la Fontaine are a public park located around the original Nîmes spring, already venerated by peoples prior to the arrival of the Romans. The Jardins de la Fontaine were one of the first public parks in Europe and it is still one of the most remarkable today.

  4. Arena of Nimes | 9 minute walk

    The arenas of Nîmes are a Roman amphitheater built towards the end of the 1st century. Today called "the Arena", it is one of the best preserved in the Roman world. Today, the arenas are still used for many shows, such as bullfights which take place during the feria de Pentecôte (end of May–beginning of June) and the feria des Vendanges (mid-September), to which must be added, the most great ancient historical re-enactment in Europe: the Great Roman Games (end of April/beginning of May) and the concerts of the Festival de Nîmes (June-July).

  5. The Museum of Romanity | 10 minutes walking

    Museum of the Romanity of Nîmes: our ancestors the Romans ...

    It is a museum located opposite the Roman amphitheater of Nîmes. He opened the he ultramodern archaeological museum presents the city's collections, which come to life thanks to 65 multimedia devices (augmented reality, audiovisual technologies). The double spiral staircase takes the visitor to the Gallic era, then to the heart of Roman daily life, to discover the city and its inhabitants nearly 2,000 years ago. It then crosses the Middle Ages, up to contemporary times, to discover the influence of Romanism over the centuries.

  6. St Castor's Cathedral | 5 minutes by foot

    Illustrative image of the article Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Castor Cathedral of Nîmes

    A Romanesque cathedral, built on the site of older buildings (notably from the Roman period), was consecrated in 1096 by Pope Urban II, although the work certainly encroached on the twelfth century.

  7. The Augustus Gate | 7 minute walk

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    The construction of the Porte d'Auguste, formerly called "Porte d'Arles" 1 , dates back to the 1st century.av. It was then part of the long Roman wall of Nîmes and was one of the main gates of the city. It was also the entry point of the Domitian Way into the colony.

    Good visit !