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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
Population214 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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Sunday 29 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 11°C
Monday 30 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 12°C
Tuesday 31 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Multi- space leisure Rey
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)
Trout fishing on the Gravezon trail
Entertainment980 € Lunas (34 km)
Canoe-kayak at the Lavalette-Agropolis centre
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Montpellier (50 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)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (32 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (41 km)
Camp Nègre Wind Farm walk
HikeEasy3h30Camplong (42 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals