Alès, a town to visit not far from the Domaine

Alès Occitanie

(c) photo : Direction de la Communication/Ville Alès

Alès is a town in the Gard department of the Occitanie region, just 30 minutes from the Domaine, with plenty of tourist attractions for history, culture and nature lovers.

Visitors can discover the town’s fascinating industrial history by visiting a mine-school that was set up to train young miners in 1945.

The town offers a host of cultural events throughout the year, including Cratère Surface, a festival dedicated to the street performing arts held every year at the end of June/beginning of July, and Estiv’Alès, a rich program of summer events that lasts all summer long.

The Cévennes, a mountain range close to Alès, offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and discovering the local flora and fauna.

If you’re in the area, we recommend a visit to the Fort Vauban, the Château de Portes and the Dinopedia Parc (click here for more information).

All in all, Alès is an interesting tourist destination for lovers of history, culture and nature, offering a variety of activities to suit all tastes.

Published on : 22 June 2023.