Français Deutsch
 




The village Le Pont de Montvert | Robert-Louis Stevenson | Jean Carrière   bottom of the page  
 
The village Le Pont de Montvert

The village Le Pont de Montvert, is the meeting point of three valleys, three rivers. It is also the boundery between the Atlantic and Mediterranean regions. That gives a particular climatic mixture where the Mediterranean lights combined with northern fogs anchored on the heights. As if thats not enough, it is also a geological point where meets the schist, the granite and limestone ... 

click to enlarge the photography click to enlarge the photography click to enlarge the photography click to enlarge the photography
 
 

Its localisation full of charme has allways attracted and facinated man. By stimulating their intellect and creativity, As often quoted in the past of Franc's history. Close too us we can find evidence of  intellectual works, novels, films, paintings, traditional architecture, which are connected to different sites of which we will give you a general overview below.

It's all a tradition that you will find reflected through the lives of the various associations. Today the village in winter hosts only 80 people but continues to spread beyond French borders.

click to enlarge the photography click to enlarge the photography click to enlarge the photography click to enlarge the photography
 
Robert-Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson, in 1878, fleeing an unhappy love affair decides to explore the Cevennes, where he pressed to find something to rejuvenate the Scottish open spaces that lies within him and eventually flourished through a series of novels.
In his "Journal of road in the Cevennes", his arrival at Pont de Montvert is a thrilling moment in his quest, the discovery of a universe intense and more authentic. That he also found later in Oceania.
 
Jean Carrière
Jean Carrière, who won the Goncourt Prize for Literature, was a friend of Le Pont de Montvert, because this mountain village embodied for this Catholic with a big heart, an open mind and spirituality to the Cevennes.

His novel Achigan takes place on the mountainside, in the hamlet of Finiels, near Le Pont de Montvert.
Through a fiction very close to reality, Jean Carrière wrote a satire as benevolent as caustic and brilliant of the little world of the Cevennes. A book to read to breath the landscape.
click to enlarge the photography
The village Le Pont de Montvert | Robert-Louis Stevenson | Jean Carrière    top of the page