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Sussargues

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  • .Hiking
  • .Stone quarry
  • .Capitelles (dry stone huts)
  • .Languedoc AOC

Located 15 km east of Montpellier, the village of Sussargues provides many paths you can take to enjoy the surrounding green landscape with its old stone quarries, its capitelles (dry stone huts) and the church which dates from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. 


History...


The suffix ‘Argues’ is found in the name of many villages of the eastern Languedoc. It is associated with the name of a person (in latin or gallic) who is the owner of a ‘villa’ - a vast area in the time of ancient Rome - thus taking the meaning of ‘domain of…’.

The name of the village of Sussargues evolved over time, from Sorcianico in 1004 to Sussargues in 1622: the variations are numerous. 

We have to wait until 1194 to see the name of the village appearing in a charter attaching it to the Lordship of Castries, where it stayed until the Revolution.


Sussargues is set in a beautiful environment, with vineyards, hilly scrubland, grassland and rivers making up the landscape.

Along the numerous trails you can discover: the capitelles, dry stone shelters built in the eighteenth century to store tools or to provide shelter in bad weather, and an open-air theatre situated in a former quarry that was in use as such until 1953: shows and events take place in it each year.

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