The Gard departement is in the Occitaine region
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Towards the south of France on the west bank of the river Rhone.
Named after the river Gard which flows into the Rhone.
Towns and cities
Colonized by the Roman Augusta in the first century A.D. Today the remains of the Roman influence are crowned by the great Arena, where bull fighting continues ans is still a very important ingredient of the local way of life.