Village of Saint-Gineys-en-Coiron
Inside the crater of this ancient volcano the cave dwellers amazingly carved their homes using the lava rock, even constructing a chapel to St. Catherine. The site made up a real village (over 30 of the caves have 2 levels).
Poor peasants still continued to live in them just up to the end of the 19th century.
It is one of the best examples of medieval cave dwelling in the South of France.
From the top promontory of Des Balmes you can see the site of the Oppidum of Cheylard.
We also propose:
- Balmes de Montbrun
- Village de Saint-Pons
- Village de Saint-Germain
- Village de Berzème
- Village de Saint-Andéol-de-Berg
- Village de Darbres
- Village de Lussas
- Village de Saint-Maurice-d'Ibie
- Village de Sceautres
- Village de Saint-Laurent-sous-Coiron
- Village de Mirabel
- Village de Saint-Jean-le-Centenier
- Village de Villeneuve-de-Berg
- Aire de pique-nique à Saint Gineis en Coiron village
Discover the landscapes and rocks of the Balmes that tell the story of this volcano of Coiron and the life of the troglodyte village.
Tasting of local fruit juice.
Walking shoes, sun protection and water needed.
Meeting: Hameau du Bas-Montbrun
Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 10 am.
Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 10 am.