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Cornillon

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Cornillon
Cornillon
Population: 702
Village   
festival ::
July 20 to 23 on the feast of St-Gely
Town hall :: 04 66 82 20 16
   
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Perched on a rocky peak, the old village of Cornillon, a formerly fortified site, is inscribed on the list of protected sites. The district constitutes 10 hamlets: Cabrol, La Vérune, Cornillon Village, St Nabor, St Gely, Roman, Talazargues, Cazerneau, Privat, and Ivagnas. The most important one, St Gély, is a good starting place for hikes through the hills and on the banks of the Cèze.
 
Visitors can enjoy several events: at the end of winter and beginning of spring, the town hosts the French and World championship bicycle and dirt-bike races in the spectacular outdoor arenas of the Idarocs. In the summer, there are yard sales and flea markets on June 25, mass in Provençal and paëlla on July 1, feasts and fireworks on July 14, and the celebration of the Club de l'Amitié on August 5.
 
Visitors can stroll through the picturesque little streets, admire the fountain, and daydream by the village's gray walls.
 
shops There are numerous guest houses, self-catering cottages, campgrounds, and inns to welcome you.
heritage During your promenade under the ramparts and through the old alleyways, you will wonder at the gargoyles which have decorated the old rooves for years. You will also marvel at the sarcophagi which are kept near the wash-house.
history The ramparts and the ruins of the old feudal castle are evidence of a glorious past. Begun in the Early Christian era, Cornillon has had a tumultuous history. The castle is first mentioned in 1121. In 1379 (the era of the popes of Avignon), Pope Gregory XI's brother settled there. The revolt of Tuchins in 1383 and the Wars of Religion in 1559 proved to be long and bloody. The uprising of Henry de Montmorency against royal authority in 1632 resulted in the dismantling of the castle of Cornillon. From the castle courtyard, reconstructed as an open-air theater, you have a magnificent view of the Cèze Valley. A viewpoint diagram in the Place du Barry, at the edges of the ramparts, allows you to situate the different villages of this district.
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Since the district is located in the Côtes du Rhône region, many producers will compete to offer you their wines.