Discover the Cévennes

Around our Thym & Chocolat guest house, nature offers a patchwork of typical Cévennes landscapes. There are mountains braided with deep valleys, rivers and waterfalls where it’s good to swim, in addition to helm oak trees, chestnut groves, and bench-terraces called « faïsses » by the locals.

Don’t hesitate to ask us questions. We’ll provide you with information and advice.

The region


(5 km)
Stroll in the narrow and shady streets of this little village at the foot of the Cévennes, aptly nicknamed “Door of the Cévennes”.
Meet its potters who guarantee the authenticity of a 17th century savoir-faire. They might reveal a few secrets about the making of the famous « Anduze Vase ».

The Bambouseraie

(2 km).
Walk in the alleys of this unique 34-hectare exotic garden. Bamboos, lotuses, ginkgo bilobas… The exuberance of the plant kingdom in its most unexpected forms.

Cévennes Steam Train

(6 km)
Climb on board this legendary train and let yourself be slowly rumbled about in its panoramic cars for 13 km, from Anduze to St-Jean-du-Gard.

Trabuc Cavern

(8 km)
Travel to the center of the earth and explore the most extended natural underground tunnel of the region. The Trabuc Cavern shelters the biggest mystery of the Cévennes, the « 100,000 soldiers », a geological phenomenon unexplained to this day.


(20 km)
Wander the narrow streets of this authentic middle-age village. Admire its nine century old Roman houses and the remains of its fortifications. On a rocky spur, it offers a superb panorama of the Cévenol mountains.


(42 km)

Stroll along the stalls of this typical South of France market on the “Place aux Herbes”, have lunch in one of the many restaurants of Uzès and visit the castle of the first Dukedom of France.

  • Market open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Castle open seven days a week, but closed for lunch.

Gard Bridge

(17 km from Uzès)
Enjoy the beaches along the right bank of the Gardon river and swim 200 meters away from the Gard Bridge. A Unesco world heritage sight, this Roman aqueduct was built around the 1st century AD. It brought water from Uzès to Nîmes.


Canyoning, Caving & Via Ferrata

(2 km)
Discover exceptional natural sites with a professional guide

Ultima Terra  - +33 (0)6 51 50 70 69
107 Bis Rue du Mas Noel, 30140 Générargues


(14 km)
A 6-hole course in a pleasant and shaded area, located at the edge of Gardon. Practice available 20 seats, with Pitch & Putt available to visitors.

Golf Club Alès Ribaute Puech Serrier - +33 (0)6 08 24 24 10
Upon reservation
Open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
30720 Ribaute-les-Tavernes



(14 km)
Whether you are a seasoned driver or a thrill seeker, the Pôle Mécanique Karting open all year for your training session.

Pôle Mécanique Alès Cévennes - +33 (0)4 66 30 31 85
Open Monday to Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Vallon de Fontanes, 30520 Saint-Martin-de-Valgalgues