Aigaliers is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Aigues-Vives is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The Groupe scolaire Jean Macé has primaire levels, it opened in 1913. The collège serving the community is Collège de Gallargues-le-Montueux in Gallargues-le-Montueux. In addition to Aigues-Vives and Gallargues-le-Montueux, it serves Aimargues, it opened in September 2014. As of 2017 it has about 600 students. Communes of the Gard department INSEE Aiguesvives.fr: Information website of Aigues-Vives Aigues-vives.tv: Pictures and videos of Aigues-Vives
Allègre-les-Fumades is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Château d'Allègre: ruined castle, protected since 1997 as a monument historique. Daniel Féret and doctor, works at the thermal springs centre in Fumades. Communes of the Gard department INSEE
La Bastide-d'Engras is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Bernis is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Costières de Nîmes AOC Communes of the Gard department INSEE
Alès is a commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region in southern France. It is one of the sub-prefectures of the department, it was known as Alais. Alès lies 40 kilometres north-northwest of Nîmes, on the left bank of the Gardon River, which half surrounds it, it is located at the foot near the Cévennes National Park. Alès may be the modern successor of Arisitum, where, in about 570, King of Austrasia, created a bishopric. In his campaign against the Visigoths, the Merovingian king Theudebert I conquered part of the territory of the Diocese of Nîmes, his successor Sigebert set up the new diocese, comprising fifteen parishes in the area controlled by the Franks, which included a number of towns to the north of the Cevenne: Alès, Le Vigan, Arrigas, Saint-Jean-du-Gard and Vissec. The diocese disappeared in the 8th century with the conquest of the whole of Septimania by the Franks. No longer a residential bishopric, Arisitum is today listed by the Catholic Church. After the Edict of Nantes, Alès was one of the places de sûreté given to the Huguenots.
Louis XIII took back the town in 1629, the Peace of Alès, signed on 29 June of that year, suppressed the political privileges of the Protestants, while continuing to guarantee toleration. At the request of Louis XIV, a see was again created at Alais by Pope Innocent XII, in 1694; the future Cardinal de Bausset, Bossuet's biographer, was Bishop of Alais from 1784 to 1790. It was suppressed after the French Revolution, its territory was divided between the diocese of Avignon and the diocese of Mende. Alès hosts the École des mines d'Alès. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition: "The town is one of the most important markets for raw silk and cocoons in the south of France, the Gardon supplies power to numerous silk-mills, it is the centre of a mineral field, which yields large quantities of coal, iron and lead. Pasteur did his research on the silkworm disease at Alès, the town dedicated a bust to his memory. There is a statue of the chemist J. B. Dumas. Alphonse Daudet was master study at the College of Ales and was written "le petit chose".
The town has one association football team called Olympique Alès who play in the Championnat National. Former France and Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc was born in Alès. Morocco and UD Léganes voetballer Nabil el Zhar was born in Alès. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition: "The streets are wide and its promenades and fine plane-trees make the town attractive. Parc botanique de la Tour VieilleAlès was the birthplace of: Rigord, chronicler Jean-Pierre des Ours de Mandajors, 18th-century French historian and playwright. Jean-Baptiste Dumas, chemist Gabriel Montoya, Parisian chansonnier Edgard de Larminat, French general Charles Dugas and Hellenist Guillaume de Ramel, American philanthropist and sometime political candidate Louis Leprince-Ringuet, physicist Maurice André, active in the classical music field Laurent Blanc, football defender Nabil El Zhar, football striker Stéphane Sarrazin, sportscar racing driver, rally driver Romain Dumas, sportscar racing driver Alès is twinned with: Bílina, Czech Republic Kilmarnock, Scotland Communes of the Gard department INSEE Alès travel guide from Wikivoyage City council website The Regordane Way or St Gilles Trail, which starts in Alès
Barjac is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The valley of the river Cèze lies to the south, the river Ardèche is 10 km to the north. Barjac is a Renaissance town; the old city centre retains ancient narrow streets and houses of that time. The chateau of the Counts of the Roure, with its stone courtyard, once called the "Citadel", has been rebuilt several times from the twelfth century; this imposing edifice now features a library in the former stables, a cinema in the old kitchens. The chateau is the venue for the festival "Chansons de Paroles" held annually in late July; the contemporary German artist Anselm Kiefer has had his studio, called the Ribaute, in Barjac since 1993 in a former industrial wasteland of 35 hectares. Côtes du Vivarais AOC Communes of the Gard department Le Gard provençal Location of Barjac on a map of France with its neighbouring villages