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What to do during a trip to Vézénobres ?

1 day in Vézénobres

Vézénobres is an ideal place for a day trip to discover the garrigue and the Cévennes piedmont.

Between medieval streets, thousand-year-old ruins, local products and tastings of all kinds, the village is a must for lovers of nature, history and tasty breaks. It is the obligatory stop at the gates of the Cevennes!

A gourmet morning

Visit of the orchard-conservatory

We start our expedition with the famous Maison de la Figue which has a full summer program between visits of the medieval city, storytelling Mondays, fig breakfasts in the orchard, pastry workshops or even half and half aperitifs…

But today, Tuesday, we are lucky enough to be able to participate in a gourmet tour of the conservatory orchard.

Laetitia is our guide for the morning. We immerse ourselves entirely in a natural space, unique in its kind, which extends over nearly 2 hectares and brings together nearly 100 varieties for a total of more than 800 trees. The walk is worth the detour!

After the visit, we enjoy the exhibition in free access in Maison de la Figue. This one being mutualized with the Tourist Office, We find there many useful information as well as a map of Vézénobres.

The 100% local market

We continue our late morning with a stroll through the historic streets of the village during the 100% local taste and craft market. The opportunity to enjoy good products and the know-how of artists and craftsmen… as well as do some shopping!”

But also to discover some emblematic monuments of the village such as the Sabran Gate, the Romanesque houses and the “calberts” houses…

Access to the village

Advice and recommendations

Vézénobres is a unique little medieval town in the heart of Languedoc, perched at an altitude of more than 200 meters, classified as a Village de Caractère for the past ten years and offering a magnificent panorama of the Cévennes.

To get there, take the departmental roads or the National Road 106 coming from Alès or Nîmes.

The Maison de la Figue and the Tourist Office are accessible from the Cité Médiévale parking lot from where you can see the Conservatory Orchard of the fig tree.

Village difficult to access (many steps or slopes).

To eat in the heart of the village

After a first overview of the village and the discovery of the fig as the emblematic local heritage of Vézénobres, it is time to eat.

For that, nothing could be easier and no need to leave the village: on the Place de la Mairie, in the heart of the medieval city, there is notably a restaurant with a beautiful terrace waiting for you, Le Grenier d’Aladin.

Between a warm welcome, a cozy atmosphere and local products, this place is quite attractive. The fig kir, which is called “La Sarrasine”, or the sweet chestnut, were able to satisfy our taste buds.

A digestive stroll

It’s time for us to get some exercise with a hike sheet purchased 1€ a few hours earlier at Maison de la Figue et du Tourisme. This walk reserves us 4.5km of walking for about 1h15.

During the hike, we stop for a few moments, at 219m of altitude, at the orientation table which offers us a remarkable view of the surrounding vineyards. It is the oldest place in the village (remains of a fort). Thanks to its privileged location, the village was able to develop.

We then reach the sources of the Payre and the Mayre which used to supply the castle and the village.

On the way back, we decide to taste the fruits recovered during the market.

For art lovers, we propose an afternoon to meet the artists and craftsmen of Vézénobres.

Sébastien Brothier, a musical ceramist who cultivates an ancient art of ceramic instruments that he reproduces in his workshop.

6, rue Fay Pairaut – 30360 Vézénobres

Mélanie Duchene, committed artist and ceramicist specializing in table art, floral art and sculpture.

2, Grand Rue – 30360 Vézénobres

Laurence Pecquet, sculptural artist, works in plaster with fabric and armature. In her vaulted cellars, the works are born and begin to live.

10, rue des Maisons Romanes – 30360 Vézénobres

André Combot, master craftsman of art, cabinetmaker, welcomes us in the intimacy of his workshop where he restores, designs and manufactures all kinds of interior arrangements according to the rules of art.

281, chemin de Catarusse – 30360 Vézénobres

Vincent Trinché, earth massager, welcomes you to his gallery where he exhibits multi-faced heads and stoneware busts up to 140 cm high. His work is seen as very futuristic or very primitive.

19 Chemin De La Rouvierette – 30360 Vézénobres

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