Population : approximately 1800
Distance from Uzès : 27km
Market day: Thursday
Only half an hour away from Uzès is the beautiful perched village of Vézénobres which has been awarded a “Village of Character” label along with Barjac and Lussan. It is noted for its Romanesque and Mediaeval architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries apart from the Hotel Maison de Montflaucon which has a Renaissance façade.
Once known for housing many of the Protestant leaders involved in the religious wars, they were eventually killed by the Catholic Dragoons who proceeded to kill and bury them in the walls of their own houses. It now attracts a number of creative artisans and we happened upon it during a Paper festival in May which found us in the incongruous situation of taking an origami class with a Japanese Bed and breakfast owner who resides in the village. The last weekend in October sees the festival of the Mediterranean Fig and the old village tradition of fig drying.
The walk to the top of the village is rewarding with panoramic views in all directions and a park where music concerts are held in summer. The wine bar café Le Centaure near the Mairie is great for people watching and parking is just below the mairie. Au Grenier D’Aladin nearby has traditional food at reasonable prices and there are other casual places such as a pizzeria.
Just a small warning that there are a lot of steps to climb in this village if you happen to have issues with hips and knees.