History


The Fage mountain, which reaches more than 900m, is the first important stronghold of the Cévennes. Since prehistorian times, cattle-farmers have stayed there with their herds. At 780m, the Mas de Cézas is a real watchtower, built around 1450 on the south face of the Fage, which allowed watch over the mule paths between Sumène and Saint-Hyppolyte du Fort. From this south peak of the Cévennes’s National Park, one can take a glimpse of the Mount Ventoux, the Alpilles, the Grau-du-Roi, the Pic Saint Loups and the Causses.

The seven consecutive owners who resided in this mansion have been buried with the rural history of these meridional Cévennes, but there are still many remnants left to discover, right around the corner of one of the many paths crossing thsi region. As the seasons went by, the history built up, rich of events and lessons.

In 1954, this mansion was closed due to the expropriation of the lands, woods and paths surrounding it. In 1978 Joseph BOISSEAU bought and slowly restored it, while developping an agricultural activity (breeding, mixed farming), and becoming a landlord... see it for yourself !!