Yesterday I spent a few hours to discover better Sanilhac, a small (pop. 700) village 8 km South of Uzès. The village was built in 1156 around a medieval castle. Today, only one tower (called “La Tourrasse”) remains standing – and in ruins (I know, I trespassed – just bit – to have a better, closer look). One each side of the village, a river – or rather a spring most of the year: the Valsegane and the Rial rivers. The church was built using the stones of the old medieval castle. However, there is yet another, most recent (17th century) castle in Sanilhac.
Just outside the old village, in elegant sobriety, Le Tracteur is nice and modern little restaurant where the “chef delivers wonders of invention and taste” (says lefooding.com). 26€ menu. Open from Thursday to Sunday, lunch and dinner, phone +33 (0)4 66 37 19 31