The Edict of Nantes (1585) permits 3 places of worship: Villeneuve-de-Berg, Saint-Pons and Mirabel.
You walk on marks of Hugenots around the hamlet “Les Salelles” (Saint-Maurice-d’Ibie) with cemeteries and caves – places of worship use by Reformed people.
You visit Villeneuve-de-Berg – a Protestant village during 60 years from 1560, and place of birth of historic people:
– Jean de Serres (1540-1598): had study in Genève among Calvin. He is pastor and historiographer for the king Henri IV.
– Olivier de Serres (1539-1619): man of dialogue and mediation between Protestantism and Catholicism. During his nineteen year, he buys “Le Pradel”.
– Antoine Court (1695-1760): famed like the reformer of the French Protestantism. He recommends the freedom of conscience.
At Villeneuve-de-Berg, continue direction Montélimar and left the national road at Saint-Jean-le-Centenier; then, direction Mirabel on your left. You visit “Le Pradel” and the little fortified village of Mirabel on his promontory.
Next, you rejoin the village of Saint-Pons and his local homes. If you continue direction Privas, you must visit the house of Marie Durand and the museum on Protestantism at Pranles.