The view is magnificent…
Vogüé seems part of the mountain, like some precious gem set in the limestone tinted gold by the sun.
Classed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, it is built in the amphitheatre formed by cliffs carved out by the Ardèche.
The imposing mass of the Château of the Lords of Vogüé, has four corner towers and four postern gates in typical Languedoc style.
Built in the 17th-C, it still has the remains of the 80-ft high 12th-C donjon in its inner courtyard.
The houses give onto ancient little streets interspersed with arcades. Many of them date from the Middle Ages.
Below the village the Ardèche babbles on its way bordered by a delightful beach where one can doze in the summer sun to the song of the cicadas, and bathed in the delicious scent of wild thyme and rosemary from the garrigue.