Our hilltop villages Saoû

Opening

All year round, daily.

Présentation

Hilltop Village ? Here is one who hides his game! It seems as if the road goes down to go to Saoû! Yet in the Middle Ages, true eagle's nest, the village camps well and truly with its castle, all high up on the rock.

Further down, the village of Churches grows around the fortified Saint Thiers abbey, founded in the 9th century by the Augustinians. It is to his monks that we owe the mills on the Vèbre and the numerous channels of the irrigation network. In the last century, Saoû, a martyred village, was bombed in 1944, in retaliation for the help provided by its inhabitants to the maquis Perrin, one of the first in the region, settled in the forest. Because at all times in Saoû, the history of the village is inseparable from that of its forest.
Read more

Fees

In free access

Informations générale

Languages spoken

  • French

Classification and labels

  • listed

Types

  • Historic site and monument

Types

  • Historic patrimony
  • Religious heritage
  • Mill
  • Town / Village
  • Fountain
  • Wash house
  • Church

Benefits

Services

  • Tourist information
  • Pets welcome
  • Shop
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours

Facilities

  • Camper van reception area
  • Play area
  • Bar
  • Public WC
  • Book shop
  • Car park
  • Restaurant

Access

Environment

  • In the country
  • Mountain view

You will also like

Furnished accommodation and Gîtes

Domaine de la Baumette – Bleu lavande

Crest

Furnished accommodation and Gîtes

Chantebise La Tiquette

Saoû