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30. Alès, vue plongeante sur la ville et le Gardon, ciel bleu
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In the centre of a mining and silkworm region, Alès is a town of the Cévennes, set in a place where the mountain runs into the wine growing plane. The modernisation in the Fifties was a little excessive and it has made the old workers' town a place without any particular beauty in spite of the River Gardon that crosses it. It was the birthplace of the doctor Louis Leprince-Ringuet (1901-2001). Nevertheless as pleasant as it is animated, it gives increasing importance to Cultural shows.

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Tourist attractions Alès : Things to see and do

  • Pierre-André Museum-Library Interesting

    r. de Brouzen F - 30100 Alès

    Editor, printer, writer, designer and painter, Pierre-André Benoît (1921-1993) donated his remarkable collection of graphic works and books (canvases by Picabia, Braque, Léopold Survage), which arose from his meetings and correspondance with René Cha..

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  • School of Mines Mineralogical Museum Interesting

    6 av. de Clavières F - 30100 Alès

    This museum contains a million minerals from all around the world. Among the most remarkable are an Australian opal, a Moroccan chalcedony and morion quartz from Aveyron.

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  • Musée du Colombier

    r. Jean-Mayodon F - 30100 Alès

    Occupying an 18C chateau situated in a pleasant public garden, this museum displays collections of art from 16C to 20C. The highlights are The Tryptych of the Trinity by Jean Bellegambe (early 16C) and works by Van Loo, Bruegel the Elder... Local arc..

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Hotels Alès

  • Le Riche Two stars Two stars

    42, Place Pierre Sémard F - 30100 Alès

    Prix Prices from : 62 €

    Located opposite Alès Train Station, this air-conditioned hotel has a restaurant offering gourmet cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the guest rooms and Alès Cathedral is a 10-minute walk away. The elegantly decorated rooms feature a flat-screen TV ..

  • Premiere Classe Ales One star

    Chemin Des Sports F - 30100 Alès

    Prix Prices from : 42 €

    Situated at the feet of the Cévennes, a range of mountains in south-central France, easily accessible via N106 and D60, and also a few minutes from the city centre, the Hotel welcomes you. Benefit from a privileged location to enjoy the many attract..

  • Hotel Durand

    3, boulevard Anatole France F - 30100 Alès

    This hotel is located in Ales, just 80 metres from the SNCF Train Station and a 5-minute walk from the town centre. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Each guest room at the Hotel Durand is air conditioned and is equipped with a TV..

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Restaurants Alès

  • Le Riche Comfortable restaurant 

    42 pl. Sémard F - 30100 Alès

    This lovely building dating from the early 20C has Art Nouveau stucco work, gilt and mirrors. You can tuck into anything frominvoltini au pélardonto rabbit with ceps. The contemporary rooms are good for a stopover.

  • L'Atelier des Saveurs Quite comfortable restaurant 

    16 fg de Rochebelle F - 30100 Alès

    A light-filled interior with a rural feel, shaded terrace, friendly atmosphere and a highly original menu focusing on molecular cuisine make this restaurant an attractive choice.

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