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At the heart of the upper valley of the Screw, near Mont Saint- Guiral ( 1365 m), in an area meet limestone, granite and schist, Alzon enjoys a privileged position. Stage stop, the village marks the entry into viganais territory happens Larzac by the old road from Aix to Montauban. Preserved damage of unchecked urban development, it has retained its typical streets and for the most part, its ancient walls. His small patrimony was rehabilitated and upgraded through the Heritage Plan Employment. Part of the town is located in the heart area of the Cevennes National Park.

Association and trade keep friendship with the Chatham Islands (New Zealand ) as Alzon has the distinction of being the only place in France which corresponds to a land inhabited antipodes.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.9667730 (N 43° 58’ 0”)
Longitude3.4394970 (E 3° 26’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 502m to 1414m
Surface area27.48 km²
Population206 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (98 km, 1h46)
Insee code30009
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Viganais

Nearest cities & towns

Campestre-et-Luc4 km (8 min)
Arrigas7.7 km (9 min)
Aumessas9.4 km (11 min)
Arre9.4 km (10 min)
Sauclières10 km (12 min)
Bez-et-Esparon10.4 km (11 min)
Vissec10.5 km (16 min)
Blandas12.8 km (18 min)
Sorbs14.5 km (23 min)
Molières-Cavaillac14.7 km (17 min)
Saint-Jean-du-Bruel16.5 km (21 min)
Avèze16.9 km (20 min)
Bréau-et-Salagosse18.3 km (22 min)
Aulas18.4 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

The Church of St. Martin, the chapel of the Penitents, the square, the old mills, the bridge of Saurel, Our Lady of Alzon the Ferlet, the hamlet of Drop, arboretum Cazebonne, Mount Saint -Guiral.

Events and festivities

Flea market in August.


Lavogne the neck of the barrier (© JE)
Lavogne the neck of the barrier (© JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Le Rey multi-leisure centre
Arts and Crafts8 € Saint-André-de-Majencoules (18.6 km)
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors16 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (19.3 km)
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (28 km)
Via Ferrata Canyon in the Gorges du Tarn
Sports sensations35 € Millau (32 km)
Trek with mountain guide
Nature and the great outdoors40 € to 120 € Millau (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (2.1 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (2.1 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (11.5 km)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (32 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (41 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals