The truffle mount
In a grandiose and Mediterranean setting, the village of Saint-Bresson reveals its farmhouses clinging to dry slopes dominated by oaks (green and white), chestnut trees and also olive trees. The scarcity of water has conditioned the habitat, cultures and demographic changes for centuries, creating a small autonomous community and shaping terraces, reshaping the mountains and watering the "horts" (market gardens) by learned systems of water recovery. The once very present truffle led to the village being renamed Mont Truffier during the Revolution.
Paradoxically, the fungus is rare today, because of the decline in cultivated areas and invasive vegetation even if it remains one of the town's hidden treasures.