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Plain of Alès

Between the sweetness of life and the vitality of a city… There is always something going on!

Alès, a cultural, dynamic and committed city where life is good. The warmth of the South and the singing accent of its inhabitants will immerse you in a friendly and joyful atmosphere. There is something for everyone in Alès: museums, shows, shopping, local markets, hiking, heritage, shaded and flowered parks or motor sports…

City of Alès

Capital of the Cevennes

A cultural city

In Alès and its surroundings, one can enjoy a show at the theatre Le Cratère, discover modern art collections at the PAB museum, get passionate about archaeology at the Dovecote museum, put oneself in the shoes of a miner at the Temple Mine, discover the art of the circus with a circus show at the Verrerie , get interested in the universe of scientific and cultural during a workshop at the cultural and scientific pole of Rochebelle or even get on board the little tourist train for a commented tour of the city.

The city comes alive in the summer…

In July and August, Alès is putting on a cocktail of entertainment in the heart of the city for residents and tourists.

A dynamic city

The center of Alès, rich in beautiful stones such as the Saint-Jean cathedral or the Vauban Fort, also offers an ideal heart of the city to do shopping and its daily market. It is for sure, the solution to quickly find original creations of local artists and fill up on excellent local products.The products found there are punctuated by the seasons: fruits and vegetables, delicatessen, honeys, goat cheeses (including the renowned Pélardon AOC), chestnuts, wines from the Cevennes PGI… A thousand and one ways to indulge yourself!”

And if you like adrenaline rushes, then treat yourself to sensations and take up the challenge of motor sports just 5mn from the center! Karting, quad, sports car, the Pôle Mécanique Alès Cévennes promises the exhilaration of circuits in complete safety.

A city in bloom

Between two activities, one can refresh oneself in the shaded and flowered parks

Alès has been carefully landscaped, which earned it the 4th flower “Cities and Villages in bloom” in 2008, renewed in 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020. In 2020, the City of Alès is one of the 4 French municipalities awarded the trophy of the “Golden Flower”. This is the highest possible distinction that is awarded each year to a limited number of communes “4 Flowers” reaching a very high level in terms of flowering and enhancement of the living environment.

A weekend in Alès

Find all our tips and good plans to discover the city of Alès, capital of the Cevennes, for a weekend.

Follow us as we discover a historical heritage and a culture bubbling with life. Between markets, museums, evening entertainment, theater or even restaurants.

Alès Agglomeration

Towards green mobility solutions

The territory is increasingly committed to sustainable development approaches by diversifying its green mobility offer: carpooling, free electric city shuttles, buses and rentals of electrically assisted bicycles or electric scooters.

Free city shuttles. The blue, green and orange shuttles in downtown Alès have been designed to offer a tailor-made mobility solution to travelers.

Enjoy the city by bike. Alès Agglo has equipped itself with 100 electrically-assisted bicycles and offers short- and long-term rentals.

A carpooling network. 5 lines open on Alès Agglomeration that connect drivers to pool their trips through a mobile application.

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