The Cévennes and the region of Alès

The northern part of the département is marked by deep valleys on whose slopes grow mulberry and chestnut trees... the Cévennes. The mountains offer a wide variety of landscapes, a land of serenity and grandiose panoramas you can discover, in particular along the D9 road that runs along the Corniche des Cévennes. In Alès, the gateway to the Cévennes, you can discover the memory of the coal mines, the town’s prestigious past. The presence of mulberry trees also contributed in the past to raising silkworms, an industry you can discover at the Musée de la Soie in Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort.

  • (Français) Le Musée du Mineur

    (Français) Le Musée du Mineur

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  • La Grotte de Trabuc

    La Grotte de Trabuc

    Trabuc Cave has been known since time immemorial, since prehistoric times. More recently, the Huguenots used it as a hiding...

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  • La Grotte de la Cocalière

    La Grotte de la Cocalière

    La Cocalière Cave, easy to visit with a guided tour. It is famous for its discs (circular concretions), translucent draperies,...

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  • L’Abîme de Bramabiau

    L’Abîme de Bramabiau

    A strange, singular site near Mont Aigoual. Guided tour underground lasting approx 1 hour. New: exit tunnel with dinosaur prints....

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  • Jardin Arboretum de Bonsaï

    Jardin Arboretum de Bonsaï

    Unique in Europe, the Jardin Arboretum de Bonsaï and the Bergerie des animaux miniatures invite you to discover the art...

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  • Parc Parfum d’Aventure

    Parc Parfum d’Aventure

    Adventure course in the trees amongst a natural site by the Gardon river: 8 levels of difficulty, over 150 ground...

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  • Les Accros d’Anjeau

    Les Accros d’Anjeau

    Adventure course in the trees. From 2 years old until…you decide ! More than 120 air games (air snowboarding, skiing,...

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  • Le Musée du Scribe

    Le Musée du Scribe

    This Museum presents a very lively evocation, on 450m², of the history of all the tools and supports for writing...

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  • Le Préhistorama

    Le Préhistorama

    Museum of the origins of Life and Human Evolution. Discovery of Geological Time andPrehistory through fossils and dioramas with full-size...

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  • Le Musée du Désert

    Le Musée du Désert

    History of Protestantism and the Camisards in the Cévennes In the heart of a typical Cévenol hamlet, in the home...

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  • La Bambouseraie en Cévennes

    La Bambouseraie en Cévennes

    An exotic journey in the Cévennes. A 12-hectare botanical park founded in 1856 by Eugène Mazel, then taken over in...

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  • Le Musée de la soie

    Le Musée de la soie

    Set out to learn all about an activity that has been lost and rediscovered, production of the “golden thread”. Musée...

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  • Le Train à vapeur des Cévennes

    Le Train à vapeur des Cévennes

    Full steam from viaducts to tunnels, between Anduze and Saint-Jean-du-Gard, come discover the railway of yore, the valley of the...

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