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Vallerargues

Vallerargues

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Between Ceze and Ardeche rivers In the Cotes du Rhone Cevennes foothills Across the bridge from Avignon Near the Pont du Gard Around Uzes Tave river valley
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Vallerargues
Vallerargues
Population :: 115
Town hall :: 04 66 72 90 70
   
 
Our village, which is situated at the edge of the Cévennes, witnessed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and the Protestant revolt following the affair "du prieur de Vallerargues." This incident led to the closing and then the disappearance of the church.
 
The only traces of that distant era are the wash-house, which is fed from a spring, and a clock tower, which still has its original mechanism. Even older are the pretty windows from which we can look out onto the garrigue. The village is a good starting point for walks through the vast fields of golden sunflowers, past the lake which is encircled by a forest of white oaks, where mallards and gray herons come to refresh themselves. If you follow the hiking trails, you will reach Mont Bouquet and Lussan.
 
On the other side, in the middle of the garrigue, we can see does, emus, and farm animals roaming freely in la manade de Collorgues. If you continue towards Uzès, those visitors who wish to take home a pet can stop at the animal shelter SPA Gard Cévennes.
 
Vallérargues is a great place to live in and to visit.
 
shops 1 inn, 2 restaurants, 1 bakery, accommodations.
heritage The clock tower and wash-house
local products Agriculture and goat cheese.