Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, the city to the thirteen fountains ...
The traveler discovers the beautiful foothills of the Cevennes circus where niche Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: magical, gateway to the Cévennes, a crossroads between the country chestnut trees and vines.
Crossed by the waters of Vidourle - capricious coastal river - the city to the thirteen fountains sundials and 20 saw mills thrive, tanneries, draperies, manufacturers of clogs ... Now controlled by three dams clipping, its gigantic floods (the Vidourlades) do more than threaten the peace of cigalois. Pastor stayed to develop its research and try to save the silk industry of the disease that decimated the silkworm: pebrine.
The Silk Museum is a reminder of the fascinating history of the silk to Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort.
A stroll over to Vidourle Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort ...
In the early 18th century, in times of war Camisards, the city is surrounded by an enclosure which meanders from the tower of Vidourle Saint Louis to Fort Vauban. Down the road from Cros, is the capture of the fountains. This book surmounted by a circular dome, built on the bank of the Vidourle, is the starting point for most of the 13 fountains Cigaloises.
The old railway viaduct has arcades of stone thrown in a curve over the Vidourle next to the medieval tower of round, turn called St. Louis. There's also a large Protestant church (probably the largest in France, compared with that of Anduze) built in the neoclassical style, with colonnade in front, in the early 19th century, it has the distinction of having a large German organ invoice and two bell towers.
Walking along the banks of this river, experience the tower of St. Louis, mills, old mills, tanneries, 13 fountains, the castle of Graves (private property listed building), Fort Vauban, the temple, then barracks, built under Louis 14th to house dragons, today houses the Silk Museum and the tourist office.
Interpretive trail of Cultural Heritage "Convicéncia and Resistencia."