Camping in Coux near Privas
Your campsite is in the charming village of Coux, located on a rocky outcrop – Celtic Coux height- mean it dominates the Ouvèze river bypasses in a smooth curve. Coux, surrounded by wooded hills, shows off its Romanesque look bell tower, giving it the silhouette of a Tuscan village.
The village developed in the nineteenth century around the old St. Bartholomew’s Priory, but remains under the Lubilhac dependency that was destroyed during the religious wars. The people then seek to protect Coux ,. peace returned in the reign of Henry IV and thanks to Oliver pulse of Serres which implements grindings along the Ouvèze for the production of mulberry, the village is growing again. Over time, the grindings will be abandoned and reclaimed to become housing.
Under the reign of Louis XIII, location height of Coux, enclosed village, is strategic and allows defense Privas, a Protestant stronghold then, as Coux ,. But that did not stop the advance of the Duke of Montmorency, who took then Coux Privas which capitulated in 1629.
Today, you can during your walks in the streets of Coux, the remains of its history:
The bridge of the fourteenth century, built on a single arch sandstone and limestone spans the river Ouvèze in the lower village.
The village gate, single access road to the village was, at the time of the seats, the defense of the village. It is a vaulted passage defended by a main building, built on the rock, whose rounded shape right part is pierced with loopholes. We enter the oldest part of the village which leads into the cobbled streets which is called calades. They are angled, narrow, vaulted to not be taken in succession. The houses, tightly packed form a continuous belt around the village and on the northern edge are protected by a natural barrier of rocks.
On the place of the church remains the house that served as a field hospital. She keeps as a relic circular chimney stack and a double window flanked by carved columns.
The southern village exit also presents a defensive aspect with its watchtower and another archway.
During your wanderings in coux, multiple signs of old égreneront your road to finish facing the venerable mulberry trace of the past in the production of silkworm under Henry IV and “Pasha”, a pool of water that aujourd ‘hui is still used to consecrate the union of the newlyweds.
Also in Coux:
The mill of the Pataudée, initially dedicated to throwing worms themselves before being converted flour mill. It worked until 1956 before falling into ruin. The town helped an association identified the now visible mechanical parts.
Troglodyte caves Jaubernie, accessible only on foot. It was a place of retreat converted into temporary accommodation during the religious wars. Above the caves, you can see a large stone slab called “The Clapas” with circular cavities, traces of stone wheels of extraction used for many mills in the region.
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