In the early afternoon, we reach the Dovecote Museum located near the train station. Arriving at the place called Domaine du Colombier, we enter a former mansion and discover an impressive archaeological collection that traces the excavations carried out in Alès, including that of the emblematic site of the Hermitage located on the heights of the city.
On the second floor, the space dedicated to the Fine Arts offers us an interesting panorama of works from the 16th to the 18th century. And a small self-service document catches our attention: “Let’s walk through a work”; an invitation to better look at a painting to understand its composition, its colors, its characters…
You can even play at being an artist by redrawing from memory the work observed! It’s quite simple, fun and rewarding.
On the top floor, we discover a darkened room reserved for temporary exhibitions. On the day of our visit, it was a work by Brueghel, “Of Velvet,” that was projected on the wall. We all leave delighted with this beautiful cultural experience.