Village of Mezel

Village of Mezel © tourist office

Village in the heart of the Asse Valley

Description

The village has kept several fountains and old washhouses, two chapels and an XNUMXth century church with six freestone pillars supporting the vault from its tormented past.

Mézel settled around the XNUMXth century, on its original site, marked today by the Notre-Dame-de-Rosaire Chapel, indicated by the large dial of its single-handed clock. The new town then developed around the Priory Church of St-Vincent, the current parish church.

From the XNUMXth century, the economy of the Asse valley was marked by the production of dried plums, pistoles, peeled and pitted fruits whose shape and color evoked the old currency. Today, with its lavender crops, Mézel offers a typically Provençal landscape.

In the Grand rue, several remarkable doors from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries remain.

From La Chapelle, a short hiking path (about 30 min) runs up the hill and reaches the village (panoramic view of the Barre des Dourbes, the Serre de Montdenier and the villages of Beynes and Châteauredon).

Situation

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Comfort / services

  • Playground
  • Cash
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Show room

Activities on site

  • Animation
  • Concert

Opening

All year, every day.

Nearby

Village of Chateauredon

Historic site and monument

Village of Beynes

Historic site and monument

The Gourmet Press

Restaurant