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.