Banne a part of the Villages of character of the Ardèche
Banne a part of the “Villages of character” of the Ardèche
Having a free moment, I am going in the department of Ardeche, close to that of Lozere, in the south of France. I’m going to visit Banne, the village of character unavoidable which takes its roots in the Neolithic. This village nestled at the foot of the Cévennes facing the calcareous plain Ardèche. Composed of two perched villages and crossed by a valley of cultivated terraces, the village hides many architectural pearls: the stables of the Fort, which host the many summer festivities surmounted by the remains of its medieval castle but also Saint- Pierre de Banne dating from the 12th century.
Besides its guest houses and guest rooms, the village of Banne, in the center of the town, is divided between the church and the castle.
The residences are very picturesque (external staircase leading to the first floor to a covered terrace and to the living quarters, the ground floor is generally occupied by the stables and the cellar)
The battle of Banne:
Also it should not be forgotten to mention that Banne is part of the “Villages of character” of the Ardèche.