The capital of the Cevennes is situated at about 20 km from our **** camp site in the Cevennes on the riverside. Alès is the second biggest town of the Gard after Nîmes. You will find here everything you want: shopping Centers, shops, cinemas, bowling….
For car sport lovers, you can visit the Pole Mécanique d’Alès, here you can have challenges on the Rallye and quad tracks. Driving sessions are also possible on the speed track or Rallye track.
Also discover the Château de Portes, located about twenty kilometers from Alès. A beautiful building, classified historical monuments.
If you pass by during the week of the climb, do not miss the famous “Feria d’Ales” a traditional festival with Spanish origins. Corridas, manades, pegoulade, the whole city plunges into euphoria for 5 days.
During the last week of July, it’s time for the Chanting Fools of Ales. Nearly 1,000 singers work together for a week under the direction of international choral conductors a musical tribute to a great French singer. Final concert on the last Saturday of July.
If you are looking for a campsite Ales, our campground in Gard with private beach will allow you to be less than half an hour drive and stay in the heart of nature in the Cevennes National Park. So you can alternate swimming in the heated pool and swimming in the Gardon Mialet at your leisure.