Situated in the Gard, 12km from Bagnols sur Cèze, the township of Sabran comprises eight hamlets: Cadignac, Carmes, Chavanel, Colombier, Combe, Donnat, Mégier and Sabran.
Perched on a rocky promontory, the village overlooks the lower valley of the Cèze, offering you remarkable views over the surrounding areas. It's said that on a clear day, from Sabran, you can see parts of the seven bordering departments.
Very picturesque, Sabran has at its summit a feudal castle of which only a few walls remain. A monumental statue of the Virgin Mary was erected on one of the towers and, to the right, the Saint Agathe Chapel was beautifully restored in the 1980s. The site is maintained by a heritage preservation association, "Muses and Hommes", and it has been registered as a Historical Monument since 2016. Made up of impassioned guardians of what could have been a lost heritage, this association created a medieval festival in 2015 that has since attracted several thousand people.
Nature, which is everywhere, provides a verdant setting for this village that has the air of a Provençal nativity scene. Old stones hold place of honour, as you will see while strolling through the old village, admiring the beautifully restored houses.
Many walking trails cross the territory of Sabran and the eight hamlets that compose it. Through vineyards and copses of pine trees and holm oak, you will discover a rich historic heritage with its churches, its washhouses, its fountains and its chapels, some dating back to the 12th century.
Wine lovers will want to stop at the Château de Boussargues, in the heart of a park filled with centuries-old oaks. A 4km walking trail leads you through the vineyards. And don't miss the Saint-Symphorien de Boussargues Chapel, a listed Romanesque chapel in the middle of the woods, behind the château. At the wine cellar, you can sample the wines made with syrah and grenache grapes from old grapevines.
The geographic situation of Sabran is ideal for discovering the region's richness, between the Pont du Gard aqueduct, the Gorges of the Ardèche, the Valley of the Cèze, the Mont Ventoux and the Cévennes, on the tourist route of the Côtes du Rhône wine region, 36 km from Avignon, Orange and Nîmes, 24 km from Uzès, and 20 km from Goudargues.