Where to stay in Alès

Not sure where to stay in Alès? Here are the best places to stay in the town we call « the capital of the Cévennes »!

Alès is the 2nd-largest city in the Gard département, part of the Occitanie region, and the center of a Communauté d’agglomération with 73 communes and 132,220 inhabitants. Known as the capital of the Cévennes for its location, the town of Alès offers its inhabitants a pleasant living environment, hence its justified reputation as a place for good living. In the past, its economic activity was focused on mining and silk production. Today, it has refocused its activities on the mechanical engineering, biotechnology and eco-industries sectors, and has established itself as the 2nd largest industrial hub in Occitanie.

A region of contrasting landscapes and many tourist attractions, Alès boasts a rich religious and historical heritage, including the Cathedral Saint-Jean-Baptiste d’Alès, the Arènes du Temperas, the Colline de l’Ermitage and the listed Château de Portes.

Situated 30 minutes from Nîmes and 1 hour from Montpellier, finding accommodation in Alès means benefiting from an ideal location for discovering the Languedoc Roussillon region and the Cévennes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. To make sure you make the most of the city and its charms, here are the best places and neighborhoods to stay in Alès!


Centre-ville Alès

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The center of Alès, with its many fine buildings such as Saint-Jean Cathedral and Fort Vauban, is also the ideal place to store and visit the daily market. The products on offer are in step with the seasons: fruit and vegetables, charcuterie, honeys, goat’s cheeses (including the renowned Pélardon AOC), chestnuts, IGP Cévennes wines…

Between two activities, you can cool off in the shady, flower-filled parks, or stroll the pedestrian streets and linger on the terrace of a downtown café!

Find a hotel in the center of Alès

Find an Airbnb accommodation in the center of Alès

The neighborhoods of Alès

Pont flottant, Gardon, Alès

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Alès is divided into different districts:

– Bruèges – Croupillac – Clavières – Chantilly

– Rochebelle – La Royale – Cauvel

– Brésis – Prés Rasclaux

– Silhol – Pierre Plantée – Conilhères

– Le Rieu

– Prairie – Promelles – Fb du Soleil

– Prés Saint-Jean

– Cévennes – Moulinet

However, let’s face it, as is often the case, if you’re looking for accommodation in Alès, concentrate on the city center, or the surrounding villages. The neighborhoods we’ve just mentioned are rather residential, and don’t offer much in the way of accommodation.

Find a gîte in Alès

Around Alès

Saint-Christol-lès-Alès, la Grand-Combe, Saint-Privat-des-Vieux, Saint-Martin-de-Valgalgues and Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas are just some of the small villages that surround the city of Alès and make great vacation spots. You’ll be offered pretty little villas with swimming pools, small gîtes or typical Cévennes B&Bs, and the cuisine to match! A real treat! Anduze is a 20-minute drive from Ales, but well worth a visit!

Find an Airbnb accomodation in Saint-Privat-des-Vieux

Find an Airbnb accomodation in Saint-Christol-lès-Alès

Find an Airbnb accomodation in Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas

Find a lodging in Anduze

Map of hotels and accommodation – Alès