Although known as the capital of the Cevennes, you may have a hard time getting to Alès, partly because it's off the well-trod tourist track, and partly because everyone will assume you want to go to nearby, and bigger, Arles.
Tourism Office (open 9 - 12, 1:30-5:30) Place de l'Hôtel de Ville - BP 345 - 30115 Alès Cedex. 04 66 52 32 15 - Fax. 04 66 52 57 09
Hotel Orly is a comfortable 2* hotel in the very centre of Alès. It is located minutes away from many bars, restaurants and the theatre. An ideal place to stay when visiting the many attractions of the region; including the Cevennes hills and the Pont du Gare, as well as a stop over en route to Nimes, Montpellier or Aix en Provence.