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

Exposed to a Mediterranean climate, it is drained by the Cèze, Valat de Boudouyre and various other small rivers. The town has a remarkable natural heritage: three Natura 2000 sites (the “Valbonne forest”, “Cèze and its gorges” and the “Lussan scrublands”) and five natural areas of ecological, fauna and flora interest.

Montclus is a rural commune which has 181 inhabitants in 2021, after having experienced a population peak of 766 inhabitants in 1846. Its inhabitants are called Montclusiens or Montclusiennes.

Main attractions

The city is a member of “The most beautiful villages of France” association.

The architectural heritage of the town includes two buildings protected as historic monuments: the castle, listed in 1977, and the Grand Galès farmhouse, listed in 1990.

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 7 hr (673 km) via A6 and A7

From Toulouse: 3 hr 50 min (368 km) via A61 and A9

From Marseille: 1 hr 54 min (158 km) via A7

From Nice: 3 hr 28 min (317 km) via A8 and A7

From Monaco: 3 hr 44 min (340 km) via A8

From Andorra: 5 hr 39 min (495 km) via A9

From Madrid: 11 hr 8 min (1,074 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 34 hr (3,184 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 16 hr 29 min (1,598 km) via A4

From Istanbul: 27 hr (2,547 km) via A4

From Bern: 5 hr 18 min (516 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 22 km2

Population: 181

Coordinates: 44°15′41″N 4°25′14″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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