While waiting for the sun to return
To be able to see a rainbow, you have to endure the rain first!
Who says you can't enjoy without the sun? Here are some ideas for covered or sheltered activities to do in bad weather between the Gard and the Ardèche. First at Natura Lodge, you can play and read in our common room with its board games and books for adults and children. In the village of Barjac, you will find a library (10 € membership per family, resident or on vacation) and a bookseller < / a> run by a real bookseller. You can also enjoy a cinema screening in a beautiful vaulted room in the Château de Barjac or, a little further in Alès, at the CinéPlanet, an 8-screen multiplex.
Alès Witness Mine: descend, see and understand
On the heights of the Rochebelle district, this mine-school created in 1945 to train apprentice miners is a key element of the Alesian identity and its coal history. But it is also one of the major tourist assets of the city. The Witness Mine d 'Alès has 700 meters of galleries, the largest natural network that can be visited in France.
A unique mining work of art in France, the Mine Testimony of Alès offers you a real journey to the bottom of mine.
At the foot of the headframe, opens the "cage" which invites you to dive into the impressive universe of the "black mouths". Commented from start to finish, the 700 meters of galleries offer you a striking retrospective of mining history from 1880 to the present day.
A real approach to the world of mining that transports you to the daily life of miners in the past!Link title
The artisanal nougaterie of Fumades
Come visit and immerse yourself in a world of delicacies and pleasure for the senses! Scents of toasted almonds, honey, caramel and pistachios fill this factory-chic space. Discover the secrets of the artisanal manufacture of these exceptional nougats with multiple flavors. And if you are lucky, you will attend the pouring of the nougat and have the privilege of tasting the hot nougat when it comes out of cooking!
The Visiatome in Bagnols-sur-Cèze
The Visiatome is an innovative scientific tourism site with an educational vocation. In the 600 m² of exhibitions, models, films, animations and interactive tools, this park allows visitors to form their own opinion on an essential question: what energies for tomorrow?
The Lavender Museum in Saint-Remèze
Go on a wonderful journey of colors and scents! In this Lavender Museum, you will attend the extraction of lavender essential oil and discover its many virtues by witnessing the magical transformation of a lavender flower by an artisanal distillation. You will leave this museum with the secrets of a whole alchemy!
The Ardèche Museum in Balazuc
Immerse yourself in the heart of a wonderful journey spanning 550 million years to the Muséum de l'Ardèche to discover paleontology and natural sciences. More than 600 authentic fossils are on display there. Guided tours are offered every day at fixed times. Many activities are also offered: fossil extraction, excavation workshops, dinosaur casts, etc. something to delight young and old!
Urban Parc in Alès
Discover an old factory transformed into an Indoor Leisure Park of 1000 m² in the city center of Alès (5 minutes walk from the CinéPlanet). An unmissable place where board sports (skateboarding, rollerblading, scooter, bmx ...), urban tree climbing, giant trampoline and street art mix!
The Desert Museum in Mialet
At the heart of a Cévennes hamlet and its typical alleys, in the birthplace of Camisard chef Rolland, with authentic pieces and documents, the Desert Museum brings the history of the Camisards back to life. Guided tour of 1h15 without supplement and depending on the availability of guides (reservation recommended) or free visit with explanatory leaflet.
The Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence
In this magnificent "listed natural site" a permanent show takes place throughout the year. A giant magical projection of slides on the immaculate limestone walls of the high rooms and the pillars of the Val d'Enfer quarries, serving as a three-dimensional screen, and during which the viewer is immersed in a visual and musical universe, whose theme differs every year. Personally, we love the Carrières de Lumières .
The Ardèche train in Tournon
Go to Tournon to take the Ardèche Train in the Gorges du Doux. You will board a vintage steam locomotive for a timeless ride, with the added bonus of comments and explanations on the history of the train. The visit, which lasts approximately 3h30 / 4h, is offered from June to September.