Not to be missed in the surrounding area ...

Nature reserves, unusual places, beautiful heritage, in between 2 dolce farniente sessions,  go and discover the many wonders surrounding Méjannes!

Whether you like old buildings and architecture or whether you prefer unique natural sites, you will love our villages and landscapes...
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The Concluses de Lussan :


If you are in search of impressive, majestic sites, you absolutely have to go the Concluses. The canyon was dug by a tributary of the Cèze river, the Aiguillon, and has otherworldly atmosphere that is sure to enchant you.
The site is only 6 km away from the gorgeous village of Lussan and has its own car park from which you can follow 2 different marked hiking trails. One of the walks will lead you down a short but rather steep path while the other is a bit longer but has a more gentle incline, thus making it suitable for families.

The steep cliffs together with the "marmites de géants" (the "cooking pots of the giants"), small caves, arches and rock belvederes dug by water, give the place a wild, raw and outlandish aspect.
As the Aiguillon is rather discreet in the summer - it runs mostly under ground - you will get to follow its gorges at leisure and discover beautiful rocky lanscapes that can only be reached by foot.

Unless you are visiting the Concluses during a big draught, you will come across water holes of a gorgeous turquoise colour you won't resist swimming in.
In spring, the water brings the Concluses to life and while it puts a limit to hiking possibilities, it makes the view properly breathtaking.

However, please avoid the place during and shortly after strong rains: the Aiguillon easily flows out of its bed and its' current is very strong. The Concluses are a natural water collector that is easily filled! The site can be dangerous so please abide by the rules that are set for your own safety.
 
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The Cascades du Sautadet:


Located in the village of "La Roque sur Cèze - one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" -, The Cascades du Sautadet are one of the most renowned local curiosities. No gigantic waterfalls of rushing water here, what you will see is far more unusual!
The "marmites" and "chaudrons" - cavities and rifts - in which the Cèze river throws itself make the place look like a rocky yet soft-shape labyrinth filled with swirling water. It took 5 million years of erosion to create such a spectacular landscape. Over about ten meters, the Cèze drops 15 meters down. The whirling dance of water around the strangely chiselled chalky rock is mesmerizing.

But no  matter how gorgeous you find the place, keep in mind its' beauty is merciless. Indeed, swimming in and near the waterfalls is strictly forbidden. Because of the strong current and the many underground caves - which cannot be seen from the surface - the Cascades du Sautadet are very dangerous.
There is however a swimming spot down-stream of the waterfalls where you will be able to relax by the riverside or to dabble in the water.

Destination Provence Occitane
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Montclus :


If you stop by Montclus, it's going to become one of your personal favourites. Trust us.

The picturesque village of Montclus is one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France". It is a wonderfully well-preserved medieval village with old houses, narrow lanes, vaulted alleyways and the remains of a fortified castle with a square donjon. It is a haven of peace frozen in time where knights seem likely to appear at the corner of a street at any time... 

Like a hero in a swashbuckler, you will have to cross the river to reach the gates of the village and the fortifications, which are still standing to protect the castle, the church and the villagers. No anachronism can be found here, the paved streets of the village are entirely pedestrian.
On sunny days, you can enjoy a swim in the nearby Cèze and admire the view from the Pont du Moulin. 

Please keep an eye on children, the bridge has no safety barrier.
Les plus beaux villages de France
Destination Provence Occitane
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Aiguèze:

You will fall for Aiguèze long before you even reach the top of the cliff on which it is perched.

Not only is it one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France", it is also a place from which you will get an extraordinary view on the gorges of the Ardèche.
Let the paved lanes lined with beautiful houses, the church with its Renaissance gate, and the remains of the ramparts, donjon and tour charm you. Enjoy the peacefulness of the shady village square and relax, play petanque, or have a drink or an ice cream.

Aiguèze is surrounded by olive trees, garrigue (scrubland) and vineyards. As a matter of fact, the protected designations of origin Côtes du Rhône & Côtes du Rhône Village are very much appreciated by wine connoisseurs.

Destination Provence Occitane
Les plus beaux villages de France
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Lussan:

At 9 minutes by car from Méjannes on the road to Uzès, lift your eyes to the left, and admire Lussan. You may want to make a slight detour to take a closer look at the village...

Lussan dates back to the Middle Ages and is one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France". It is protected by a medieval castle which has now become the town hall and is built on a rocky peak towering over the garrigue.
The only road that leads to the village stops at car park just below the fortifications. From there, you will have to take a few stairs to reach the village itself.
As you walk through the narrow streets, take the time to admire the village square surrounded by plane trees, the church and the old stone buildings. 
From the rampart walk, enjoy a goreous view on the Cévennes and the Mont Ventoux as well as on the surrounding fields, woods, garrigue and hamlets.

Tip: go looking for art pieces hidden in Lussan and its immediate surroundings by following the marked path of the Aiguillon d'art.
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La Roque-sur-Cèze:


The perched village par excellence! You will have to summon your courage for it takes some effort to reach la Roque-sur-Cèze, but its beauty makes it worth the hard work!

This "Plus Beau Village de France" was entirely built with raw stone and is located on a rocky peak. Cross the Cèze river and while you are on the Charles Martel bridge, stop for a minute to admire the vineyards at the foot of the village. Follow the paved street and wander through the beautiful stone houses. La Roque-sur-Cèze is entirely pedestrian, whoch makes venturing into its narrow lanes a pleasure. Marvel at the ancient washhouse and at the roman chapel leaning against the castle... Castle from the bottom of which you will enjoy a beautiful view on the Cévennes, the Rhone Valley, the mouts of the Ardèche and the Valbonne forest. You may even catch a glimpse of the Mont Ventoux on sunny days....
 
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Uzès:

If you are in search of unique heritage and historic sites but also like busy towns with shops, markets and events, you've come to the right place!

Uzès is certified "Ville d'Arts et d'Histoire". Its architectural heritage is extraordinary. As the first duchy of France, the small town has a beautiful historic centre full of well-preserved ancient buildings. Hints of the roch past of Uzès can be spotted at almost every street corner. You won't resist the paved lanes and 16th and 17th century facades.
The duchy itself is the main attraction of the town. Its chapel, which is open to visits, has gorgeous stained glass windows.The narrow streets will lead you to various squares, monuments, private mansions and to the outstanding Fenestrelle Roman Tower, a remnant of a former cathedral. And last but not least is the Place aux Herbes with its beautiful houses and archways where to go shopping, have something to eat, or just have a quiet walk.
Destination Pays d'Uzès Pont du Gard
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Saint Quentin la Poterie

If you are an arts and crafts enthusiast, and particularly if you enjoy pottery and ceramics, you are bound to love Saint Quentin la Poterie.

As you may have guessed from its name, pottery is an important part of the lfe of the village. St Quentin la Poterie is a very old place with colourful "provençale" houses and lovely ancient doors.

You'll soon realise many potters and ceramicists live and work here. More than 20 of them have shops and workshops in the village, all decorated with taste in very original ways. If you step inside, perhaps you'll get a chance to see one of the artists at work.