The Cevennes is not only a territory of chaotic meteorological effects, of past religious wars and a hiking spot for depressed writers. More than that, it is an identity, a culture, an heritage of nature and humanity.
The complex history of the Cevennes
South of Central France, the heart of this hilly territory is situated between the towns of Ales, Ganges, Lodeve, Mende and Millau. When King Louis XIV revoked the freedom of religion, most Protestants fled outside France. But not in the Cevennes, where they hide and try to survive, fighting against the monarchy.
With its picturesque villages on top of hills and strong agricultural and craft traditions, the Luberon is a peaceful retreat to be discovered at your own pace.
… unspoilt from industrialisation
The Luberon (lybeʁɔ̃) is a part of Provence located west of Avignon and North of Aix-en-Provence. The core of the territory lies peacefully between Apt, Cavaillon, Pertuis and Manosque. Far from crowded and high-speed communication lines of Southern France, the Luberon is an art de vivre.
The territory has been forgotten by the industrialization of XIXth and XXth century. Paradoxically it has been one French’s high society favorite destination. Climate is Mediterranean, with (very) cold winters and (very) hot summers. Its pleasant way of life, natural food, good wines and olive oil makes it a good place to experiment the French paradox.