Ferrals-les-Montagnes, perched in the mountains at an altitude of 520 to 800 m, owes its name to the Latin "iron" and the suffix "ial"; it was the "place where iron is made".
160 Ferralais (es) live in this village today.
This village and its hamlets, built at the source of the Cesse, presents green landscapes covered with beech and chestnut trees. The hamlets of Campredon and Peyrefiche lead to a forest rising to the Serrières pass, which marks the division of waters between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The exceptional panorama is revealed in all its splendor since the rock Suzadou. In Authèze, a Romanesque chapel is to be discovered by hikers.
Ferrals has a schistose subsoil filled with iron oxide, which gives it its name and its characteristic wine-colored or green colors. In addition, it contains among others many trilobites, representative of the oldest fossils that can be found in France, making it a Mecca of geology.
An important market of local products is held every Sunday in summer on the squares of Ferrals. In addition to its local delicacies, it also hosts many craftsmen with varied know-how.
- A voir, à faire -= La source de la Cesse
- History -At the source of the Cesse, a green village between beech and chestnut ... Past the hamlets of Campredon and Peyrefiche, the forest then rises to the Serrières pass which marks the division of the waters between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean: an immense landscape to discover since the Suzadou rock. In Authèze, a Romanesque chapel enchants hikers ...
It is the presence of iron oxide contained in the schists which gives its name to Ferrals, a commune whose subsoil, of color binds of wine or green, is a high place of the geology, because it conceals, between other, many trilobites, representative of the oldest fossils that can be found in France.
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Tel : 04 67 97 00 58
Ouverture : Le Lundi : de 14h00 à 17h00
Le Mardi : de 9h00 à 12h00 et de 14h00 à 17h00
Le Jeudi : de 9h00 à 12h00 et de 14h00 à 18h00