Awarded the “Village de caractère” label for its charm and folklore, the Cévennes village of Banne is a not-to-be-missed destination for your vacations in the Ardèche.

Set off on an adventure to discover Bannefrom our La Grand’Terre campsite in Ruoms

At La Grand’Terre family campsite in Ruoms, you can relax on your deckchair by the heated swimming pool or by the river Ardèche, and enjoy a magnificent view of the Ardèche region. Take advantage of your stay in Ruoms to see some of the country and make a detour to the folk village of Banne, in the southern Ardèche. Discover all the special features that fascinate its inhabitants!

Banne :visit an Ardèche village with a thousand years of history

The village of Banne is located in southern Ardèche, in the canton of Les Vans at the foot of the Cévennes. Occupied since Neolithic times, it was inhabited as a village from Antiquity onwards, and throughout the Middle Ages.
The architecture of this village of character speaks volumes about its past. Its picturesque stone houses and narrow streets are a major factor in Banne’s reputation as a “village of character”.

What to see in BanneDiscover Banne castle and the secret of Païolive wood

The Cévennes village of Banne is packed with attractions, starting with its castle, built in the early 16th century and largely destroyed during the French Revolution. The stables, which have remained virtually intact, are open to the public.
But the Bannards’ most popular attraction is certainly the mythical Bois de Païolive, nicknamed the “fairy wood” by the locals. This mysterious forest is renowned for its unique biodiversity, but above all for its enigmatic stone figures.