Heritage Curiosities

Villages cévenols, architectures médiévales et églises, découvrez la mosaïque des curiosités patrimoniales qui s'offrent à vous.


The Chapel was first mentioned in 1080. Overlooking the river Hérault, in wild surroundings, it forms a beautiful whole along with the priory's vestiges and a construction that probably served as a welcome place for the pilgrims. Guided tours are possible all year long on request.


Built in the Middle Ages, it steps over the Herault river and it allowed the pilgrims to continue their journey towards Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, which is a step on the Way of Saint James. Built as a humpback bridge, it still has three of its five original archs. Guided tours are possible all year long on request.


Restored in 2005, the chapel was built at the beginning of the Romanesque art period. The part of the chapel which is located inside the castle is an aileless church that still has its original altar (XIIe s), and the sacristy is a tower that was built in the XIIIth century for military defense purposes.


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A fortified strategic site, built on a rocky peak on the way out of the Gorges de l'Hérault, at the end of the Languedoc plain and opening onto the Cévennes. The donjon (27 meters high) allows the complete circular observation of the hinterland, which is why it has always been a lively place since prehistory, adapting the advantages of its situation to each step of civilization's evolution.


Discover the secrets of silkworm rearing, the machines from the industrial heritage of the Cévennes and all the stages in the manufacture of sumptuous fabrics.


Maison Rouge a place of the Cevennes memory: it is on the industrial site of the first silk industrial spinning mill in France (and the last one to have closed its doors in 1965) that the museum of the Cévenoles valleys is installed


The village of Brissac is a greenery-filled islet in the middle of scrubland. The inhabitants of the region love to take walks in its park, filled with majestic trees, in which the river Avèze flows and which "a hundred sources" supply. The castle and the statue of Notre-Dame du Suc, which overlook the village, are the symbols of Brissac's history.


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In Cazilhac, along the 'Chemin des Meuses', near the Domaine du Fesquet, the norias - which are waterwheels made out of wood - are set in motion by the canal's current. They allow to pull water up for the gardens of Cazilhac's fertile plain to be irrigated.


Ganges is a true departure gate opening on the Causses and the Cevennes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape. Located between garrigue and mountains, at the confluences of the Vis, the Hérault and of the Rieutord, it is a place where people pass by and exchange since many centuries. Town center of the Destination, many shops and services are there.


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Gornies is a small village located in the Vis Valley. Gornies and its surrounding hamlets will bewitch you thanks to several hikes and walks on the tracks of their natural caves or along the river Vis.

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