SAINT MARTIN DE L'ARCON
A mountain village with its Cévennes houses and their gardens surrounded by dry stone walls.
Nestled at the foot of the southern slope of the Caroux, Saint-Martin de l'Arçon enjoys a wonderful location. Composed of the eponymous village and the hamlet of La Pomarède, further to the East, the commune represents the typical image of a mountain village with its Cévennes houses and their gardens surrounded by dry stone walls.
As you walk along Saint-Martin, you can fully appreciate this mountain "gateway" with its church with a slate roof, the traditional roofing of the Hauts-Cantons.
The narrow lanes reveal a pretty terrace shaded by Virginia creeper, and a covered passageway above a narrow street.
It is the starting point for many walks and hikes on the Caroux massif, especially towards the orientation table and its exceptional view of the coast and the Pyrenees. Further down, in the hollow of the valley, chestnut groves and vineyards share the landscape.
crédit photo: Eric Brendle
:: For the sports lovers, climb to the Caroux from Saint Martin to reach the orientation table at 1037m, enjoy the exceptional view of the coast and the Pyrenees!
:: The village
:: 19th century church with gilded wooden, 17th century Madonna and wall fresco.