If the first traces of settlement date back to the 3rd century BC, Le Vigan notably gained importance in the Middle Ages with the founding of a priory in 1053 . Entrusted to the Benedictine monks of the Abbey of Saint-Victor-de-Marseille, the existence of a hospital attests to the central role of the town in the region. Today, the heart of the city offers a narrow set of checkered alleys with names evoking this old city: rue du Pouzadou (du petit puit in Occitan), rue du Four or even rue de la Boucherie.
Marked like the whole of the region by the religious conflicts of the 16th century, the city experienced a prosperous period in the 17th century. Under the influence of the lights and enriched by the flamboyant beginnings of the French textile industry, many mansions were created. The Château d'Assas, which today hosts the intermunicipal media library and numerous events, is one of the finest examples.
In a central position, rich in its services and with a quality cultural agenda, Le Vigan is a must-see during your stay but also a practical starting point for discovering the region. The most curious can also stop at the Cévenol Museum and travel back in time from prehistoric times to the present day in order to discover the Cévennes and the Cévenols in a different way.
Classified Green Station, the municipality of Vigan is committed to the environment and more responsible tourism. You can find on our site all the practical information to organize your stay.
Le Vigan is easily discovered on foot !! Do not hesitate to download the brochure for more information.