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in Ales. Ales is a town in the Gard department of the Languedoc-Roussillon
region. Alès lies 46 km north northwest of Nîmes,
on the left bank of the Gardon River, which half surrounds it.
It is located at the foot of the Cévennes, near the Cévennes
National Park, amongst beautiful scenery. Once noted for cloth
and silk, Ales industries now focus on making machinery,
electrical equipment, hosiery, and base metal and silver are
mined near the town. In the 16th century Ales was one of the
principal centres of French Protestantism. The Peace of Ales,
signed in Ales in 1629, stripped the Huguenots of their political
powers. Several buildings dating from this period remain.