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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

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

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.


Lavogne the neck of the barrier (© JE)
Lavogne the neck of the barrier (© JE)
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Friday 16 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 28°C
Saturday 17 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 30°C
Sunday 18 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 30°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Immersion in the Cévenole Forest
Nature and the great outdoors24 € Dourbies (7.9 mi)
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (17.1 mi)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (20 mi)
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau (20 mi)
Canoeing in the Tarn Valley and the Dourbie Gorges
Sports sensations16 € Millau (20 mi)


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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