In the heart of the mediaeval town,
La Bistoure welcomes you
in friendly and appetising
surroundings.

When you come to Sommières,
call in and see our vaulted rooms with
their thick walls.

La Bistoure is at the entrance
to the historic centre of Sommières.

It is easy to find
and you can park nearby.



In the Middle Ages,
Sommières was overlooked
by the castle...

The castle had two towers,
Bermond and Bistoure. The latter
was demolished in 1573
during the siege of Sommières in
the wars of religion.

The mediaeval town had
grown up round the Roman bridge,
built by Tiberius between 19 and 31 AD,
and the castle, which was
on the hill upstream.

 

View of the ruins of the Bistoure tower
from the terrace of the
"Atelier du peintre" room


Sommières : Historic center of the city


At that time Sommières was
an important strategic location
because the Roman bridge
was the only point
to cross the Vidourle
between the sea
and the Cévennes.

The building which houses the
restaurant is an old
tower, once the family home
of General Bruyère,
Napoleon's right-hand man.

For more information on Sommières, see Region and activities.
Don't hesitate to contact us for any more information and bookings.

 

La Bistoure - "Le Petit Bourguet" - 1, Rue Antonin Paris - 30250 Sommières - France - Gard - Phone/Fax :(33) 0.466.80.0872
Restaurant Pizzeria and guestrooms with personality in the Languedoc Roussillon - Cévennes region - Contacts and bookings

Sommières is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, on the boundary of the Gard (30)
and the Hérault (34) departments, and between Alès, Nîmes and Montpellier
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