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The museum of writing
At the heart of the old village in the narrow, part of the ancient outbuildings of the castle built in the seventeenth century in local stone perfectly restored to serve as a showcase for an extensive collection about the art of writing.
An obelisk (the pyramid) enables to find this village which is a suburb of Alès; Saint Christol lez Alès. The museum of writing is situated 400 metres from the obelisk at the side of the church.
Three vaulted rooms welcome you in a warm way. You can visit the 7 rooms with the aid of an audio-guides French/English. The commentaries are adapted for everyone, extra explanation for children and for everyone who wishes to have a more profound explanation are available by a simple clic on a coloured button.
The audio-guides can be used by the hard of hearing thanks to induction loops. All the written explanations are also in Braille on the exhibition cabinets.
Added welcoming factors:
A parking area for coaches and cars less than 100 metres away, an award for sight impaired, hard of hearing, mentally and physically disabled tourists and also an Award Quality Sud de France.
Photos and videos are allowed.
There is possibility to have a picnic on the site.
The shop sells drinks, souvenirs and special writing documents.
Adults : 5,50 €
Groups (minimum 20 people) : 4,50 €
Children from 6 to 10 years old : 4,00 €
Opened every day by reservation for groups and school parties from January 2nd to December 31sd.
Every Saturday of the year and every day during the school holiday from 2.00 to 6.30 pm.
From june 6th to September 15th: every afternoon except Sundays and Mondays from 2.00 to 6.30 pm.