The village of Villeneuve-de-Berg in Ardèche
The small town of Villeneuve-de-Berg has something to surprise you. Situated on a limestone peak, at an altitude of 325 m, the town is the result of a royal decree dating from 1284. Along with Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Boucieu-le-Roi and Aigues-Mortes, it is one of the four bastides of the Beaucaire senechaussée. This is why its architecture and heritage are still so rich today. Along its narrow streets, old buildings are waiting to be admired.
Must-sees in Villeneuve-de-Berg
If the history of the town is closely linked to the history of France, it is also linked to the history of Protestantism. Indeed, one can still admire the temple tower, the house of Olivier de Serres, leader of the Protestants at the end of the 16th century, as well as various private mansions. The town hall is housed in the former Maison du Roy. During your holiday in a gîte in the Ardèche or on a camping in Villeneuve-de-Berg, don’t miss the Saint-Louis church with its beautiful altarpieces.
A former royal bastide, Villeneuve de Berg and its architectural heritage are worth a visit! At an altitude of more than 300 metres in the heart of the southern Ardèche, this charming village of 3,000 inhabitants awaits you for many discoveries.
A former royal bastide, Villeneuve de Berg and its architectural heritage are worth a visit! At an altitude of more than 300 metres in the heart of the southern Ardèche, this charming village of 3000 inhabitants awaits you for many discoveries.