•Gard (30110) • Population: 5,196 • Altitude: 188 m
La Grand-Combe is a small town on the Gardon d'Alès river, at the eastern side of the Cévennes, just north of Alès.
The town was created in the mid 19th century, and was a coal-mining center for the next hundred years or so.
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History of La Grand-Combe
The commune (township) was created in 1846 by combining a group of smaller villages. La Grand-Combe means "The Big Valley", with "combe" coming from the Celtic cumba for valley.
Prehistoric: Signs of prehistoric habitation can be found about 4-5 km south west of La Grand Combe, with the Dolmen Ronc Traoucat, and prehistoric tombs just west of there. (This forested area, west of the river, is actually in the communes of Les Salles-du-Gardon and Soustelle.
Market day: Wed, Sat.
Transportation La Grand-Combe
Department 30, Gard Buses
- See Beyond's Gard Department Bus Schedules for Gard bus-lines maps and bus-line schedules (Horaires).
Maps (Plans) for the Gard bus lines are on the www.edgard.fr website, with a flash webpage for each of five zones around Nîmes (www.edgard-transport.fr/plan/?rub_code=5).
Schedules for the Gard bus lines are available via the www.edgard.fr website horaires page (www.edgard-transport.fr/horaires/?rub_code=23).