An extraordinary garden
Anyone who has had the good fortune to relax or have lunch in the gardens of the Calendal remembers the experience. Because such a haven of green, enclosed by high stone walls, nestling between the Roman theatre and the Amphitheatre, in the heart of the ancient town centre, is simply difficult to imagine from the street.
In 2003, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs classified the hotel's gardens as belonging to the nation's general cultural heritage.
The experts consider the garden, created in the 1890s, as being remarkable on three counts - its situation, its layout and the species which are found in it, in particular the 100 year old nettle tree or 'micocoulier'.
During summer, the Calendal Gardens, open to hotel guests except at lunch time, become a firm favourite. It is the ideal spot in which to relax after exploring the town on foot. Since 2010, the upper part, slightly to one side and protected from the wind, is home to a Jacuzzi available to guests - please reserve at reception.