Lussan is a commune located in the northeast of the Gard department, in the Occitania region (France).

Perched on a rocky peak overlooking the scrubland, the village was added to the list of the Most Beautiful Villages in France on September 24, 2016.

Exposed to a Mediterranean climate, the town is drained by the Avègue, the Merderis, the Turelure stream and various other small rivers. It has a remarkable natural heritage: a Natura 2000 site (the “Garrigues de Lussan”), a protected area (“the Concluses”) and three natural areas of ecological, fauna and flora interest.

Lussan is a rural commune which has 517 inhabitants in 2021, after having experienced a population peak of 1,321 inhabitants in 1851. Its inhabitants are called the Lussanais or the Lussanaise.

Tourism and main attractions

  • The 16th century Château de Fan. Historical monument. Located at the bottom of the village and having belonged to the family of André Gide until 1920.
  • The 15th century Lussan castle. Historic monument.

  • The Lèque menhir (known as the “Pierre Plantée”). Historic monument.
  • The Protestant temple. The building was registered as a historic monument in 2015.
  • The Saint-Pierre church in Lussan.
  • The war memorial, in front of the town hall.
  • The remains of the old 12th century castle at Le Verger.

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 6 hr 46 min (683 km) via A6 and A7

From Toulouse: 3 hr 35 min (336 km) via A61 and A9

From Marseille: 1 hr 54 min (164 km) via A7

From Nice: 3 hr 31 min (323 km) via A8

From Monaco: 3 hr 48 min (346 km) via A8

From Andorra: 5 hr 21 min (462 km) via A61 and A9

From Madrid: 10 hr 23 min (1,041 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 35 hr (3,193 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 16 hr 47 min (1,607 km) via A4

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,557 km) via A4

From Bern: 5 hr 24 min (526 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 47 km2

Population: 517

Coordinates: 44°09′14″N 4°22′01″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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