Coal and iron have made Alès one of the country’s leading steelmaking centres. Indissociable from the history of the Cévennes, the memory of the mines is kept alive in the coal mining areas around Alès. Visit Alès to explore the last remains of this past thanks to the town’s carefully preserved industrial heritage. Coal extraction methods, which were for a long time family-based and small-scale, changed rapidly when the king gave Pierre-François Tuboeuf exclusive rights to the mines in the entire Basses-Cévennes region. His new techniques were very effective and made it possible to sink deeper shafts thanks to sophisticated ventilation and drainage systems.



Anduze is located at the gateway to the Cévennes. An authentic little town that will charm everyone. There is something here for all tastes: heritage lovers will find a number of beautiful monuments, sports lovers will head off on the trails and footpaths, the regional products will delight food livers and everyone will be in agreement that the landscapes are simply magnificent.



A backdrop to the Renaissance, Barjac nestles in between the Ardèche and Cèze gorges, on the threshold to the Cévennes. The landscape has certain Tuscan feel to it, having been moulded by farming that is rich in biodiversity and the wild garrigue scrubland to create a sumptuous setting.



Romanesque, medieval and then classical in turn, Beaucaire was the setting for key events in its history before offering itself up in its modern day form.
Founded in the 7th century B.C., Beaucaire is known as a stopping point on the famous Via Domita which linked Italy to Spain (121 B.C.). It was at this stage that the Via Domita split to go off towards Arles, Nîmes, Remouline and Saint-Gilles. At this time, Beaucaire, which means “beautiful stone”, was called Ugernum.



Cornillon is a village perched on rocks with an interesting historic centre in the north of Languedoc-Roussillon.



In the heart of the Cèze valley in the Gard, Gourdargues is a small, atypical village with 1,000 inhabitants. Nicknamed “the Gardoise Venice” – an exaggeration is goes without saying – its shady canal banks planted with 100 year old plane trees, its fountains and its cool squares make it undeniably appealing. The town is a delightful place to wander, accompanied by the gentle murmur of ever-present water. Restaurants, cellars offering tasting sessions, craft shops, small stores – everything needed for a pleasant stay is right on hand.



The Camargue Regional National Park is located on the edge of the Mediterranean, within the Rhône delta, and primarily between the two arms of the river. It extends over 3 communes: part of the communes of Arles and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône and all of the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer commune.



Le Grau du Roi Port Camargue born of water and sand. A lake of marine origins formed, into which freshwater from inland also flowed. Over time, a passage formed, connecting the lake with the sea = a Grau, which means a passage in Occitan. The Grau du Roi came into being as a result of this opening, which formed from the 13th century onwards.



Exploring the sloping streets of the old village of La Roque-sur-Cèze is always a treat.
Les Cascades du Sautadet are a spectacular series of waterfalls formed by the Cèze river. The river’s boiling waters thunder down into the cavities it has carved out of the limestone, forming water holes and cauldrons. It’s level drops from 15 metres high over a few dozen metres.



Le Vigan is one the most interesting villages to visit in the Cévennes national park.



Lussan is an attractive village with lots of character in Languedoc-Rousillon and has two old castles.



The Pont du Gard (on the communes of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, left bank and Remoulins, right bank), at about 40 minutes from our Domaine, is a bridge-aqueduct built by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. It was built by nearly a thousand men in only five years ! This grandiose monument is classified as a Historic Monument and is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

(c) photo : Aurélio Rodriguez



Saint-Ambroix is a town with lots of history, as both the Celts and the Romans left evidence of their presence. A fortified town during the Middle Ages, it became an industrial centre at a later stage (the silk industry in the 19th century). It is full of mystery and surprises, with its Rocher du Dugas, its archaeological digs, its troglodytic houses, its castle ruins, its Guisquet tower, its Vòlo-Biòu legend (a bullock who stole), and its altar for human sacrifices which dates from the Celtic period and makes this town unique.



Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres is a small historical village with several imposing monuments.



Saint-Victor-la-Coste, a village in Languedoc-Roussillon, has several historical monuments, including an old castle on the hill behind the village.



There are many interesting sites to discover as you wander through the narrow streets in the heart of the Sauve.



Adults will enjoy visiting the historical monuments at Sommières, whilst children might prefer the river beach.



Uzès is described as the “First Duchy of France”, this title being linked to the duchy only because of the order of precedence in the hierarchy of the nobility, attributed to the Duke of Uzès in 1565 by Charles IX, then King of France. The title was therefore associated with the man, rather than with his lands.
Encircled by Boulevard Gambetta, the medieval centre is a warren of narrow streets and shady squares lines with private residences dating from the17th and 18th centuries.
Just a stone’s throw from Place aux Herbes, the medieval gardens provide a welcome haven of peace and tranquillity with 450 species of vegetable, herbal, ornamental and medicinal plants illustrating the important role that plants played in daily life during the Middle Ages. Works of contemporary art are also on display and it’s possible to climb the 100 steps to the top of the Tower to get a breath-taking view over Uzès. After visiting the town, spare a thought for the children and the young at heart and visit the Haribo sweet factory.



Val-d’Aigoual is a new commune created through the merger of the communes of Notre-Dame-de-la-Rouvière and Valleraugue, located in the Gard department in the Occitanie region.



The village of Vézénobres, to the north west of Nîmes, is a charming little village which is often overlooked by visitors.



This lack of visitors can no doubt be explained by the presence of its famous neighbour, Avignon, located just the other side of the river. Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon also has lots to offer visitors.



Nîmes, a large town in Occitanie, a region in southern France, was an important outpost during the Roman Empire. Its is known for its well-preserved monuments, such as the Nîmes arena, a 2-storey amphitheatre built in about 70 A.D. which is still used for concerts and bullfights. Maison Carrée, or the Square House, is a white limestone Roman temple.
In the heart of Nîmes city centre, and located opposite the ancient arena, the Musée de la Romanité presents the city’s collections of Roman objects, which are brought to life through the use of 65 multimedia devices (augmented reality, audio-visual technologies). The city’s origins are revealed through the remains of a monumental pediment which adorned the Museum’s central atrium. The double turn stairs lead visitors to the Gallic period; they are then plunged into daily life during the Roman era, getting to know the city and its inhabitants about 2000 years ago. They then travel through the middle ages and right up to the contemporary period to learn about the influence of Roman culture through the ages.



A small, but delightful village in a charming setting on the river Cèze.



A medieval village in Provence Occitane, Aiguèze overlooks the Ardèche gorge and watches over the Côtes du Rhône vineyards…



The ramparts of Aigues-Mortes were built by Saint Louis. Indeed, from the beginning of his reign, Louis IX wanted to have an outlet into the Mediterranean and it was in this context that he had the port of Aigues-Mortes built.
The remarkable historical town of Aigues-Mortes is a fortified town which has retained all of its medieval defences.



Mont Bouquet is a vast limestone promontory located between Alès and Bagnols-sur-Cèze, in the Gard department and the Occitanie region. It culminates at 629 meters above sea level at the Guidon du Bouquet.


Multisport pitch

All sports are possible here. You can play whatever sport you like at Domaine des Barons: football, basketball, badminton… There’s something for everyone!


Padel court

Yes, that’s right, we have a padel court. Padel is a sport that is derived from tennis, but is played on a smaller court enclosed …


Tennis court

Our pigmented resin textured surface tennis courts (this is the type of surface used in the Australian and US Open) were entirely renovated in 2020. Which of you will win the match?


Outdoor fitness

Our “Outdoor fitness” means that you can exercise in the great outdoors and decided for yourself the level of intensity and difficulty …


Fitness trail

Explore all the hidden corners of the Domaine whilst out for a jog and make the most of our fitness equipment which is spread along Domaine’s trails.


Swimming pools

What are the summer holidays for if not the possibility of cooling down with a few leisurely lengths? Come and enjoy a swim …


Boules pitch

Our boulodrome welcomes you to take on friends and family in a very “southern” atmosphere. An aperitif is always close at hand…


Short hiking routes

Stretching your legs is good. We present 5 circuits between 3 km and 6 km which will take you around the Domaine.


Long hiking trails

For the more courageous, we present 3 circuits between 6.5 km and 8 km which will take you around the Domaine.


Children’s play area

An ideal area for children to let off steam whilst their parents keep an eye on them.


Horse riding

There are many equestrian centers with several options for learning, hiking in the area, discovering this sport and horse riding or improving your skills in learning this activity in a rural environment.


Green Park

Green Park is a wildlife and leisure park extending over more than 5 hectares.
Get up close to friendly animals you can even go and stroke in their enclosures: goats, sheep, ponies, poultry, rabbits, pigs and ride a pony.
Games and attractions: castle play area, trampolines, pedal go-karts and inflatables are all available for everyone to enjoy for free. The aquatic zone and its two giant water slides mean that visitors can enjoy the water-based fun in complete safety. Green Park definitely rhymes with “nature” too: explore its mysterious places, its vegetable patch and its plant maze, where you’ll need to have a good sense of direction to avoid getting lost!
So that the entire family can enjoy a great day out, there are even safe play areas designed especially for even the youngest visitors (0-6 years old).



Le Naturoptère is a cultural and scientific education centre, dedicated to insects, plants and their environment.
It is located at Chemin du Grès – Parc de stationnement, 84830 Sérignan-du-Comtat

The centre has set itself the following objectives:
– to stay open and dynamic,
– to insist on scientific rigour in its approach,
– to commit as much as is reasonably possible to the most ethical and environmentally friendly actions (through the constitution of its collections, the articles for sale in the gift shop, its cultural and financial partnerships)



Paragliding is the perfect way to first experience aerial sports. You can try the sport in complete safety accompanied by an expert monitor to whom you will be firmly attached. The take-off and landing during your paragliding flight will be gentle, and in addition to the amazing sensation of flying, you will enjoy a fantastic panoramic …


La Bouscarasse Water Park

In its exceptional setting, the La Bouscarasse water park is unequalled in terms of the possibilities it offers adults for relaxation and enjoying time together and is paradise for children and toddlers.


Casino Fumades les Bains

Le Casino is located in the Gard department, close to Alès, in the commune of Allègre-les-Bains. Close to the Gard thermal springs tourist resort, the casino is a popular activity with visitors taking the waters. The particular appeal of this casino is its ease of access, you can call a free shuttle at any time to come and collect you and drop you at the door of the casino at whatever time you choose. This is a particularly useful service is you want to explore the town on foot and end the day with an evening at the casino.