Village de Valleraugue
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The earliest records of Valleraugue date back to the 13th century. The Romanesque bridge spanning the Hérault is one of the witnesses of this ancient era. Over the centuries, the village has expanded and takes on the appearance of a small town in the nineteenth century with a population exceeding 4,000 inhabitants. It is then a small industrial city producing silk and milling the thread in more than 17 spinning mills spread over the Hérault or Clarou. The traces of this period profoundly mark the architecture with raised houses, magnaneries to accommodate the education of the silkworm, many chimneys that emerge from the roofs and old mills with their large semicircular windows. In addition to the traces of silk, the small vernacular heritage testifies to the important agricultural activity of this part of the Cevennes. Village ovens, clèdes, mazets, bridges spanning the valleys all a know-how in river stone that gives its character to the village and its hamlets. The drailles, the sheepfolds and transhumance tell the agropastoralism that rhythm the seasons. Béals, pavements and gourgues tell all the work of drainage and water capture to feed the mills yesterday and fields of sweet onions today. In this small city, cultural heritage is also very present. From the twelfth century with the founding of the Abbey of Happiness through the Camisard War and the resistance Maquisarde, Valleraugue is part of the history of the Cevennes. She saw the birth of a jewel of celebrities with among others Laurent Angliviel of Beaumelle, General François Perrier, Jean-Louis Armand Quatrefages de Breau, Germaine Dieterlin ... Nowadays, Valleraugue is also a recognized tourist center with the practice of outdoor sports such as skiing at the Prat-Peyrot resort, fishing in the Hérault river and hiking, in all its forms on foot, on horseback , by bike, mountain bike and in all seasons.The climb of the 4000 Marches is the most famous, it starts from the village and impresses a path all along a ridge to the top of the Aigoual with a difference of more than 1220m. Points of interest: Landscape: The richness and the vegetal diversity of the slopes of the Aigoual attract herbalists, botanists or simple walkers. In this beautiful landscape, practice all types of hiking, walking with the classic Cévennes, the 4000 Marches and its 1200m vertical, but also with donkeys, horses, mountain bikes, bikes, snowshoes. In winter, the Part Peyrot ski resort welcomes alpine and Nordic skiers. Discovery of the Aigoual massif with the development of the 4 seasons nature pole. Agriculture and pastoralism: Pélardon, sweet onion of the Cevennes. The great agricultural activity of the town, like those of the South Cévennes, is the cultivation of sweet onion Cevennes, AOP, and the sector has also recently obtained the label "Remarkable Site of Taste" for this product and its production which marked the landscape. The community has flocks of ewes, most of which still practice transhumance, as well as herds of goats which give the famous Pélardon des Cévennes. For tourist information, the Tourist Office Mont Aigoual Causses Cévennes, Country House of Valleraugue, is at your disposal. Contact form
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Pretty little flowered and welcoming Cevennes village, Valleraugue is nestled in the valley at the confluence of the Hérault and Clarou rivers. On an area of 8,735 ha, the town extends over more than 1000 m of height difference between its highest point, Mont Aigoual (1567 m) and the village (357 m).