About twenty kilometers north of Uzès, Lussan embraces, behind its ramparts, a vast panorama open on the Cevennes, the Monts d’Ardèche and Mont Ventoux. Labeled “Village and City of character” and “Most beautiful village of France”, this medieval city entirely pedestrian, surrounded by ramparts, reveals through its narrow streets several centuries of history, conflicts between Catholics and Protestants at the advent of silk production. The Château de Lussan, built at the end of the 15th century, now houses the Hôtel de Ville. The walkway reveals a magnificent panorama of the agricultural plains and the scrubland. Below, we can see the castle of Fan, the mid-sixteenth century cradle of the family of Andre Gide.
Lussan: one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France
Do not miss :
- The remains of the 12th century castle
- The 14th century chapel
- The 15th century castle
- Fan Castle (private)
- The old blacksmith’s forge
- The boxwood garden: ornamental garden planted with 200 Mediterranean species (private)
- The sting of art (outdoor course of contemporary art)
- The concluses, gorges of l’Aiguillon (5km north of the village)
- The menhir of the Lèque, said of the Stone Plantée, the highest of the South, (since the hamlet of Beth, a path joins in 4km the menhir).