Discover the surrounding wonders
St christol les Alès
The Scribe Museum
In the old village, opens its doors and presents its display cases of refills, pens, inkwells, with a reconstituted class of yesteryear, and this year an exceptional collection of pencil cases and pencil cases from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Open on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., information on 04 66 60 88 10, from Jean-Louis Bonnefille, passionate collector, creator and curator of the museum. Admission €4.50.
The Gardens of Aristeas
The gardens of Aristea welcome the public under the aegis of their designer, Jean Fosset, who in a few decades created this unique place, where all the plants and trees live
rainwater only, no added watering.
On 2 ha 300, this natural garden is integrated into the environment. Never watered and without pesticides or chemical amendments, it includes 400 species of trees and shrubs taken from a radius of 50 km around Alès, 200 species of perennials, 30 fruit species, 30 species of mulberry trees (1st conservatory in France), 2 olivettes (10 varieties). Enhancement of biodiversity by reducing mowing (2 per year). It is a reasoned mowing. A collection of 180 watering cans displayed at the entrance show the symbol of saving water.
Visits (free) are scheduled
at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You will have to be punctual: it will not be possible to
take the current visit. Information on +33 4 66 60 72 72.
VIIIth Century. Private, visible only from the outside. Adjoining Lunique-Gîte.
The Arena Castle
XI century. Private, visible only from the outside.
Vézénobres - Village of character. 5 mins away
Located at the crossroads of the Cévennes and Provence regions in the south of France, Vézénobres is a spectacular perched village among the most remarkable. The advantageous geographical position of this city has made it an essential stopover on an old Roman road, as well as on a medieval path linking the Mediterranean coast to the north of the Massif Central.
Mont Bouquet- 15 mins away
Hiking in the great outdoors in the Cévennes is a truly exceptional experience, especially since this place is also ideal for practicing paragliding. You will not only be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gard and the Hérault, but also admire the Pic Saint Loup in the background during your flight. It is therefore the perfect place for nature and adventure lovers!
Ales - 15 mins away
Created at the beginning of the 20th century, this two-hectare park is completely natural, without treatment, and is home to more than 260 varieties of camellias represented by around 700 specimens, some of which are almost a hundred years old. In addition to camellias, the park is also home to other collectible plants such as magnolias, cherry blossoms, Japanese maples, hydrangeas, and azaleas. This diversity of flowers and foliage is magnified by a specialized nursery. Since April 2007, the park has been registered with the conservatory of specialized plant collections.
The Parc du Colombier, located in the heart of downtown Alès, houses a museum dedicated to both archeology and fine arts.
The 700 meter route through the galleries is an exceptional testimony to the Cévennes mining history. By venturing there, you will be immersed in the daily life of the miners of yesteryear.
The Pôle Mécanique Alès Cévennes brings together all activities related to sports and the mechanical industry on a 95-hectare site, including tracks for trials, tests and competitions.
Saint Quentin la Poterie- 20 mins away
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, located between Uzès and the Pont du Gard, is home to more than 40 craftsmen, including 35 potters.
Pottery tradition since the 14th century.
Nîmes - 30 mins away
The Arènes de Nîmes Roman amphitheater was erected towards the end of the first century in the city of Nîmes, located in the Gard department of France. It is considered one of the best preserved ancient amphitheatres to date.
The Museum of Romanity
The Museum of Romanity is a major complex of Roman culture, offering an innovative combination of museum, archaeological garden and living space. It is one of the largest museums of its type and is a must-visit place for history buffs and the curious.
Dominating the summit of Mont Cavalier, the Tour Magne is one of the most symbolic Roman monuments in Nîmes.
The Maison Carrée is probably the most well-preserved Roman temple in the world. It was built in the early 1st century and is the only fully preserved temple from antiquity.
Square of Art
The contemporary art museum in Nîmes, the Carré d'Art, was inaugurated in 1993. It houses a collection of more than four hundred works ranging from 1960 to the present day.
Anduze - 30 mins away
Anduze is a strategic site occupied since prehistoric times, linking the Cévennes and the Gardon plain. The prosperous exchanges favored the growth of the lordship, with the trade of silk, salt and minerals, as well as transhumance. The region is rich in Protestant history and built heritage. The hiking trails offer a variety of landscapes, while the Florentine-style vases of Anduze have become famous. Local potters have innovated while preserving the authenticity of this tradition.
The Cevennes train
The Cévennes Steam Train invites you on a family or friendly journey through the Gardons valley in the Cévennes, for a day of relaxation.
Uzès - the markets - and other visits. 30 mins away
The town of Uzès has a remarkable architectural heritage and has played an important role as a commercial center since the 13th century.
It rises majestically above the Eure valley and does not go unnoticed: its perfectly preserved medieval silhouette is immediately recognizable. With its title of "City of Art and History", Uzès fully deserves its reputation. Emblematic city of the Destination Pays d'Uzès Pont du Gard, often compared to a real "Tuscan city".
Its development was concentrated around its main squares, including the Place aux Herbes, which hosted fairs, markets and industries, particularly in the textile field, in a later period.
The Bamboo Garden of Anduze (or Bamboo Garden of Prafrance). 30 mins away
La Bambouseraie is an exceptional botanical garden which exhibits more than 1000 varieties of trees, plants and especially remarkable bamboos, which makes it a unique place in Europe.
The Trabuc caves. 5 mins from the Bambouseraie
Located between Anduze and St-Jean-du-Gard, in the Mialet Valley, the Grotte de Trabuc, a major cave, can be discovered with the family, on an interactive, scenographed and secure light trail, which places the visitor at the heart of a authentic nature.
Lussan, and its conclusions, village of character - 30 mins away
Les Concluses is made up of vast natural gorges and a rocky corridor formed over time by the erosion of the Aiguillon. You can admire an exceptional panorama of the famous "Devil's pots" and perhaps even discover a remarkable ecosystem.
Vergèze - 40 mins away
Visit the source history accompanied by a guide.
The Pont du Gard - An unmissable stopover. 45 mins away
Located in Vers Pont du Gard between Nîmes, Uzès and Avignon, the Pont du Gard is a real jewel of antiquity. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1985 , it is considered an architectural marvel nestled in the heart of the Gorges du Gardon, an exceptional natural site.
If you are traveling to the Gard region, a visit to the Pont du Gard is absolutely essential!
On site, you can discover activities such as its museum, the Pont du Gard in cinemascope and many others...
Saint Jean du Gard- 45 mins away
La Filature- Red house
Discover the Cévennes from another angle at the Museum of the Cévennes Valleys at the Maison Rouge! This society museum is entirely dedicated to the world heritage of humanity that is the Cévennes region.
Located in Saint Jean du Gard, in the oldest silk mill still in operation in France, the Maison Rouge has been restored after more than fifty years of abandonment to house the museum's collections.
Arles - 1 hour away
It is a city rich in art and history, many monuments of which have been classified as World Heritage Sites.
The amphitheater is the most important monument of the ancient Roman colony that we are allowed to admire, some two millennia after its construction.
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - 1h10 away
The cave of Pont d'Arc (Grotte Chauvet)
The Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, the largest decorated cave replica in the world, faithfully recreates the entire Grotte Chauvet, which was discovered in 1994 and is considered the most important site of prehistoric art ever found. Nestled in the heart of the Ardèche, near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, this spacious 3,500 m2 cave features breathtaking reproductions of the amazing paintings and engravings that characterize the Grotte Chauvet.
Avignon - 1h10 away
Avignon, the city of the popes, is the capital of Vaucluse and Côtes du Rhône. This historic city is known for its rich artistic and cultural heritage, as well as its many theatres, cinemas, museums, department stores and small boutiques.
The Palace of the Popes
The Palais des Papes, erected at the top of the Rocher des Doms, sits proudly in the heart of Avignon. Considered the largest construction of its time, this majestic building was the site of six conclaves, between 1335 and 1394.
The city of Avignon, for its part, contains an extraordinary historical heritage, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the most emblematic buildings, we can cite the famous Pont Saint-Bénézet, better known as the Pont d'Avignon, the ramparts, the Petit Palais, the Doms Cathedral, as well as the Palais des Papes, which is the one of the most visited historical sites in France.
Espiguette beach - 1h15 away
Espiguette beach, located in Grau du Roi, stretches over 10 kilometers of sand as far as the eye can see and is considered unique in Europe. It is home to one of the most beautiful dune systems in the northern Mediterranean basin, made up of a natural strip of sand untouched by any construction.
Aigues-Mortes- in the Camargue- 1h15
Whether you are with your family, alone or as a couple, Aigues-Mortes and the Camargue are full of activities for all tastes! Discover the ramparts dating from the 13th century, walk through the heart of the marshes, meet the famous Camargue bulls and horses, attend a gipsy evening and savor the wine of the sands.
Cévennes Cottage in Gard.
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