Road Trip to The Cevennes: Saint Jean du Gard
Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger:
I’ve never visited the Cevennes other than in Autumn, but it’s definitely the time and the place to go. Especially on a Tuesday. It’s market day in Saint Jean du Gard.
The mountainous town of Saint Jean du Gaud history dates back to the twelfth century when monks from the Abbey of St-Gilles created the settlement on the banks of the Gardon River. With its religious beginnings, Saint Jean du Gard and the surrounding area — the Cévennes — became known as a stronghold for French Protestants (Hugenots).
…Continue reading here. Deborah shares photos from market day in Saint Jean du Gaud as well as some of this fascinating history of this region of France. You will want to add this to your list of road trip ideas from anywhere in Provence.
Via:: Barefoot Blogger