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Alzon

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Alzon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard
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At the heart of the high valley of the Vis, near Mont Saint-Guiral (1365 m), in an area where meet limestone, granite and schist, Alzon enjoys a privileged position. Place of stage, the village marks the entry in territory viganais for which arrives of Larzac by the old road of Aix to Montauban. Preserved damage of an uncontrolled urbanism, it preserved its typical streets and for a large part, its old facades. Its small heritage has been rehabilitated and enhanced thanks to the Plan Patrimoine Emploi. Part of the town is located in the heart of the Cévennes National Park.

An association and exchanges maintain the friendship with the Chatham Islands (New Zealand) since Alzon has the particularity of being the only place of France which corresponds to a land inhabited to the antipodes.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAlzon
Postcode30770
Latitude43.9667730 (N 43° 58’ 0”)
Longitude3.4394970 (E 3° 26’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 502m to 1414m
Surface area27.48 km²
Population190 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (61 mi, 1h46)
Insee code30009
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Viganais
DepartmentGard
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Campestre-et-Luc2.5 mi (8 min)
Arrigas4.8 mi (9 min)
Aumessas5.8 mi (11 min)
Arre5.8 mi (10 min)
Sauclières6.2 mi (12 min)
Bez-et-Esparon6.5 mi (11 min)
Vissec6.5 mi (16 min)
Blandas8 mi (18 min)
Sorbs9 mi (23 min)
Molières-Cavaillac9.1 mi (17 min)
Saint-Jean-du-Bruel10.3 mi (21 min)
Avèze10.5 mi (20 min)
Bréau-Mars11.4 mi (22 min)
Aulas11.4 mi (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.

Photos

Alzon town hall square in summer and its pretty fountain
Alzon town hall square in summer and its pretty fountain
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View of the village
View of the village
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Summer view of Alzon
Summer view of Alzon
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Town hall square under the snow
Town hall square under the snow
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The town hall
The town hall
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The input panel at Alzon
The input panel at Alzon
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Ewes at Alzon
Ewes at Alzon
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Town Hall Square at night
Town Hall Square at night
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Lavogne at the Barrière Pass (© J.E)
Lavogne at the Barrière Pass (© J.E)
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Weather

Tuesday 7 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 31°C
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Wednesday 8 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 34°C
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Thursday 9 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 36°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The circus of Navacelles, the megaliths, dolmens and cromlechs of the Causse de Blandas and Campestre, the intercommunal swimming pool of Pays Viganais at Vigan, the accrobranche of Montdardier "the Accros of Anjeau", the Cévenol museum in Vigan. Nature activities with Cigale Aventure or Aigoual Full Nature (canyoning, caving, electric bike, mountain biking, hiking...), the 450 km of marked trails in Pays Viganais, the Monts et Merveilles park in the hamlet of Rey at the exit of Vigan direction Nîmes (trampolines, giant games, paintball, adventure course....), the massif of Aigoual (1567 m) and its mountain activity station (downhill skiing and cross-country skiing, archery, electric bike, tree climbing...), the Cévennes National Park, its mouflons, eagles, vultures, the city of Millau and its viaduct, the valley of the Vis, the valley of the Dourbie, the valley of Trévezel, the Saint- Guiral, the Arboretum of Cazebonne....

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Immersion in the Cévenole Forest
Nature and the great outdoors24 € Dourbies (7.9 mi)
Le Rey multi-leisure centre
Sports sensations8 € Saint-André-de-Majencoules (11.6 mi)
Reptile Larzac
Culture and education7 € to 9 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (15.1 mi)
Trek with pack donkeys
Nature and the great outdoors58 € to 280 € Val-d'Aigoual (16.3 mi)
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (17.1 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (1.3 mi)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (1.3 mi)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (7.2 mi)
Vineyard trail
HikeEasy1h15Brissac (14.5 mi)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (19.7 mi)

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