The Cevennes, a beautiful area!
This can be done in the area:
This nice place where many
In summer, children can enjoy playing in this water playground with lots of bouncy castles. This is located next to Lake Camboux, near the dam. About 3.5 km from the campsite.
Nice place for a day out, with snack bar and recreational lake.
There are church services in La Grand Combe on Sundays. The Protestant church La Fraternité (Unepref, Église Réformée Évangélique), of which we are a member, has a service every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. ere-grandcombe.com
The Roman Catholic church Paroisse La Grand Combe holds a service at 9.30 am, just like on Saturday at 6 pm. There are of course several church services to visit in the area.
Also visiting the museum about the former mining is possible.maison-du-mineur.com In the building next door there is another museum about old crafts: Maison des Métiers Anciens.
Château de Portes is nice to visit. Only 10 km from the campsite. It is also often visited by bicycle, which is nice to combine with the restaurant just next to it. A beautiful cycle route to it. chateau-portes.org/
For families with young children, the narrow-gauge train from St Cecile d'Andorge is also recommended. This is located 6 km from the campsite. You take a ride by train, get something to drink and something tasty at the end point, where the children can also play, before you make the return journey. tacletrain.org/
In terms of tree climbing parks, you can choose from various options:
A little to the north of us is a beautiful tree climbing park, Parc Aventure "le Grand Bois" in Molières Sur Cèze, with the possibility to fly over a valley with a zip line of no less than 320 meters!
There is also a tree climbing park in Bagard, south of our campsite. A Water Jump was also created, mainly by the teenagers is highly appreciated in summer. Sliding, jumping, bombs, everything is possible. Laser gaming and an escape room in the forest are also possible. More info on aquaforest.fr/
Ales also has an indoor accro industry with a skate park, ideal for a rainy day, but of course suitable for every day. urbanparc.fr/
Prefer something more spectacular: Viewing the Cevennes from the air is an option at Parapente Sud. (35 km from the campsite) parapente-sud.com
Fancy excitement and adventure, speed and racing? Then you can go to the Alès race track, Pôle Mécanique, about 15 km away from the campsite. Karting, motorcycle and car races possible. pole-mecanique.fr/nos-circuits/circuit-karting/
A little further away is
A beautiful medieval village
The Pont du Gard, which is on every 5 euro banknote, must of course also be visited. Part of the water that flows under this world-famous bridge first flowed past our campsite. The structure was made by the Romans, it was finished in 52 AD. It is not for nothing that it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Pont du Gard is really worth a visit!
You can enjoy a day of enjoying nature in Lozère, the least populated department in all of France, which starts 5 km from the campsite. The Rûnes waterfalls are definitely worth a visit, nice to combine with the town of Pont de Mont-Vert, with a special history. Tips available at reception. Mont Aigoual ("Rain Mountain") is a mountain of the Massif de l'Aigoual and is located on the border between the departments of Lozère and Gard in France. It is approximately 1565 meters high, making it the highest peak in the Gard and the second highest in Lozère and the Cevennes. The highest point in the Cévennes at 1699 m (on the summit of the Finiels), Mont-Lozère extends like a large plateau for more than 35 kilometers and is worth a beautiful day trip.
The Cévennes are also a region well known to Protestant Huguenots. The
The Cocalière Caves are among the most beautiful caves in France. Marvel at the underground parts of the earth, but also visit the discovery path above the caves. Also take a look at the St. Bernard Chapel, a rock witness to historical episodes during the Protestant gatherings in the "desert", the period when it was forbidden to be Protestant here. This open-air walk is also an invitation to discover the Mediterranean flora of this area. grotte-cocaliere.com
You will be surprised in the Trabuc caves. Listen to the guide who knows a lot about the tour and enjoy all the beautiful underground things. grotte-de-trabuc.com
Of course there is much more possible, feel free to inquire at the reception for great ideas. You can also find information at this locations: cevennes-tourisme.fr and tourismegard.com/que-faire/activites/ There is plenty to do, and one vacation is probably not enough to do everything, you can come back as often as you want...