Two days to discover Alès
Things to do over a week in Alès
What to do as a family around d'Alès?
A weekend in Alès in the department of Gard will give you the opportunity to stay the village of portes des Cévenne and enjoy its gentle way of life. First of all, explore its heritage, the Saint-Jean cathedral and the Vauban fort, then visit its free museums: the PAB (Penn Ar Batz) for its modern art works and the Colombier museum for its archaeology and fine arts collections. After a comfortable night in your Première Classe hotel room, go hiking through the magnificent landscapes of the Cévennes National Park which stretches out at the foot of the city.
Book a budget hotel in Alès for a week and take the time to visit this lovely town and the area surrounding it. Visit its floral park for example, with around 300 species of camellias. You can also learn about the region's mining past at the Maison du Mineur in La Grand-Combe. Near Alès, go for a walk in the medieval village of Vézénobres or head to Anduze and its bamboo grove, a remarkable exotic garden. Continue your stay in the Gard and discover our hotels in Nîmes
The Gard enjoys a special natural environment, appreciated by families. Set off on foot, by bike or even on donkey back, along the trails of the Cévennes National Park. One of the must-do activities is exploring the Gardons valley aboard the Cévennes steam train, linking Anduze to Saint-Jean-du-Gard. Also take advantage of your family stay at the Première Classe hotel to visit the Préhistorama de Rousson, 20 minutes from Alès, retracing the beginnings of the evolution of life on earth, and discover medieval history at the château de Portes.