|Intercommunality||Vivre en Cévennes|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Claude Paris|
|Area1||12.69 km2 (4.90 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||30152 / 30960|
|Elevation||138–485 m (453–1,591 ft)
(avg. 186 m or 610 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It is watered by the Cèze River in the north and the Auzonnet River  in the South. As such the town is a member of AB Ceze, the Syndicat Mixte d'Aménagement du Bassin Versant de la Ceze, responsible for the prevention and fight against floods as well as preserving the natural environment.
The village was elevated from hamlet to commune (by separation from the nearby Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle village) by a royal ordinance of September 25, 1834, following the increase in population driven by the development of coal mining in the Cevennes basin. The town, Les Mages belongs to the Community of Communes called "Vivre en Cévennes", Living in the Cevennes.
Several mills whose buildings still bear witness to the sericulture past activity (silkworm farming).
- Bleton spinning, closed in 1957, rue de l'Eglise.
- Lacroix spinning, closed in 1855, Bois Redon, Route de Saint Julien de Cassagne.
- Duclaux spinning, closed in 1889, Melhien Castle.
- Mazolier spinning, closed in 1884 Castle Melhien Road.
- Labeille / Villaret spinning, closed in 1885, despite some attempts to restart until 1922, Larnac hamlet.
- Silhol spinning, closed in 1855, Claux, Melhien hamlet.
- Martin spinning later oil mill Benoit then Rodier, at last, route de Saint Ambroix.
- Ayrolette spinning, initially the Gentil paper mill, established in 1660, in the Ayrolette hamlet, route de Saint Ambroix.
- Blachere spinning, formerly oil mill and later Védrines spinning.
On a hill, the "Tourette" dominates the village. It is a simple capitelle limestone and mortar construction, but became the symbol of the village and a replica was built on the roundabout at the entrance of the commune.
The former railway station, on the spur of the small SNCF line from Alès to Bessèges, has been transformed into housing. It witnessed the passing-by of coal trains from Martinet, Saint-Florent-sur-Auzonnet and Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle, joining the main line to Saint Julien de Cassagne. This line was also used to transport the coils of raw silk to Lyon to be woven.
The painter Georges Bauquier, assistant of Fernand Léger, creator of Fernand Léger Museum in Biot, comes from a Les Mages family. In the 1970s he organised in the local village school several exhibitions of high quality. At his request, Nadia Léger, the widow of Fernand Léger, has bequeathed to the town the Woman with a Bird mosaïc, one of Fernand Léger mosaic that adorns the front of the Les Mages Culture Complex.
George Bauquier Complex
- The Auzonnet is calm here at Les Mages
- website Cèze AB
- Bleton on Patrimoine of France
- Lacroix on Patrimoine of France
- Duclaux on Patrimoine of France
- Mazolier on Patrimoine of France
- Labeille / Villaret on Patrimoine of France
- Photos archive Ministry of Culture
- Silhol on Patrimoine of France
- Database Merimee at Ministry of Culture
- Photos archive Ministry of Culture
- Capitelle Les Mages
- Bauquier Complex Program
- Festival Site
- Success confirmed by the Midi-Libre news reporter
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Les Mages.|
- Les Mages on Geoportal site of the French National Geographic Institute
- Les Mages on the France Cities website (French)
- Directory French City Hall (French)