Ales tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ales in Gard

Visit Ales: highlights and tourist information

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Ales is situated in the Gard department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 39 kilometres from Nimes, the department capital (general information: Ales is 543 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Ales include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Vezenobres at 9 km and Anduze at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ales, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ales in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Gard

Map of places to visit near Ales

Markets in and near Ales

Market days in Ales: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday & Friday;

  • Ales: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • La Grand-Combe: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Anduze: market Thursday (11km)
  • Saint-Jean-du-Gard: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Saint-Ambroix: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Besseges: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Paul-le-Jeune: market Monday & Friday (25km)
  • Quissac: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Uzes: market Saturday (30km)

More information about Ales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Ales, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ales.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (9km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (31km)
  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (32km)
  • Jardin des Sambucs (34km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (20km)
  • Bois de Païolive (31km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (36km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (36km)
  • Mont Aigoual (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (40km)
  • Mont Lozère (43km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (43km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ales

Canton: Alès

Arrondissement: Alès

Department: Gard

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 30100

Distance to Ales

from Nimes (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 543 km

from Calais: 777 km

from Nice: 260 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 570 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ales from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bagard, Cendras, Mejannes-les-Ales, Saint-Christol-les-Ales, Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas, Saint-Jean-du-Pin, Saint-Julien-les-Rosiers, Saint-Martin-de-Valgalgues, Saint-Privat-Des-Vieux and Soustelle.

This page in French: Visiter Ales