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Cevennes Tourisme

Tourist sites in the Cévennes

At less than 30 minutes from "Camping Cévennes-Provence"

La Bambouseraie

Logo of Bambouseraie in AnduzeIn Générargues lies an exotic park with a forest of giant bamboos that is unique in Europe. Enjoy a quiet walk under the bamboos' refreshing shadows. Admire a great variety of tree species. Experience a restful change of scene on a unique pleasure trip. Don't forget to stop by at the aquatic garden... La Bambouseraie is

Open from 1 April to 15 November - dogs allowed

Website of the Bambouseraie






The train of AnduzeThe Cévennes steam train

Tourist railway from Anduze to Saint-Jean-du-Gard. Don't miss out on this unforgettable railway tour. The view on our Cévennes sceneries is breathtaking from the open carriages towed by a steam engine. During this journey you can get out at Générargue station to visit the Bambouseraie.

Open from April to October - dogs allowedWebsite of the steam train




Logo of the Musée du Désert.Le Musée du Désert

The Musée du Désert exhibits the history of the Huguenots and the Camisards in the Cévennes. The Musée du Désert is established in the birth house of former Camisard leader Rolland. A page of protestant history is displayed to the visitors. This cultural and spiritual past shaped the history of the Cévennes and its traces are still visible in the culture and mentality of its inhabitants. On every first Sunday of September a big protestant gathering called the "Assemblée du Désert" takes place.

Open from 1 March to 30 November

Website of the Musée du Désert




Jardin arboretum bonsaï

Logo of the Jardin Arboretum Bonzaï

In the Bonsaï Botanical Garden of Mialet you can discover the Japanese landscape art. Unique in Europe. In the Cévennes of the Gard region you can admire an exceptional collection of over 70 bonsai's made of native species (conifers and leafy trees), representing over twenty years of work and experience. The estate's terraces are planted with trees, visitors stroll under the fresh shadow of centenary pine trees and holm oaks.

Open from March to October

Website of the Jardin arboretum bonsaï






The Musée du Scribe

This museum in Saint-Christol-lez-Alès exhibits a very complete collection on hand writing with many authentic pieces: Writing material (clay tablets, recycled paper, papyrus and parchment), inks and ink pots, writing instruments and even a reconstructed classroom from 1920. Learn the basics of calligraphy!

Open all year.

Website of the Musée du Scribe in St Christol-Lès-Alès



At less than 1 hour from "Camping Cévennes-Provence"

The Musée de la soie in Saint Hippolyte du Fort

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The breeding of silkworms and the golden tree were our region's main source of income. Learn everything about setting up a silkworm breeding. What is a silkworm, how does it grow? How does it produce its thread? In the museum's silk farm you can observe the living silk worms at different stages of their life and listen to the noise they make. You will also see how the threads are woven into silk. Open all year

Website of the Musée de la soie.





La Maison de l'eau of the Cévennes village Les Plantiers in the Vallée Borgne.

Logo of the Vallée Borgne in the CévennesA museum on the environment in the mill of Plantiers.

This relic of the past holds a modern and playful exhibition on water in the Cévennes. The Maison de l'eau (the waterhouse) stages the paradox between water as a rare and beneficial source of life and its violent destructive power. Testimonies of the past, tales and legends, fun and educational games make people understand how important it is to look after this vital resource.

Open from June to September.

Website of the Maison de l'eau. 




La Mine témoin à Alès

La Mine Témoin d'Alès is the old educational centre of the Cévennes coal mines. Between 1945 and 1968 several generations of apprentice miners have learned their trade here or came to improve their skills. The authentic mine works strictly meets all rules and standards that governed this trade. Today this educational mine has been transformed in a huge retrospective of mining history where you can experience the pit workers adventure. Put on a helmet, go down and physically (and safely) experience how the "gueules noires" worked in a difficult and sometimes dangerous environment, how they displayed courage and ingenuity to extract the "stone that burns" from the depths of the earth.

closed for reparations

Website of the Mine Témoin




LE MUSEE DU BONBON HARIBO in Pont des Charettes

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In this museum you discover all different Haribo candies through pictures of the production process, you will learn all about their ingredients, forms, colours and flavours. By observing the reconstruction of the engine room you understand how candies were produced in the last century.

And last but not least, in the store you can buy varieties and packagings of candies you'll be unable to find in a supermarket!

Website of Musée d'Haribo



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