Alès The Essential
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Alès
Pierre-André Museum-Library
Pierre-André Museum-Library
Editor, printer, writer, designer and
90 minutes
School of Mines Mineralogical Museum
School of Mines Mineralogical Museum
This museum contains a million minerals
90 minutes
Mine Memorial
Mine Memorial
In the 13C coal was extracted from the
60 minutes
Musée du Colombier
Musée du Colombier
Occupying an 18C chateau situated in a
60 minutes
St.John the baptist Cathedral
St.John the baptist Cathedral
Can Gothic be passed off as Romanesque?
15 minutes
Old bishopric
Old bishopric
Next to the Cathedtral, this building