Séranon was initially situated on a crest, during the dangerous period of barbarian invasions.
It subsequently moved down onto the plain at the foot of an impressive cliff carved out by erosion. It faces due south in a pastoral setting of wooded hills.
Although the district is worth visiting especially for its landscapes, a quick visit to the village will give you the opportunity to admire a wash house, a fountain (dating from 1898) and a petanque pitch, all typical Mediterranean features!
You will also be able to admire some wild cherry trees and two majestic chestnut trees.There are also sloping, narrow streets leading to a small square, where you will discover some curious looking rusty old agricultural machines on display on a flower-covered grassy patch!
As a matter of interest, Séranon played host to a famous visitor in 1815 which is a source of pride for the village: on his return from Elba, Napoleon spent a night here, though according to legend he did not sleep, because he feared for his life!
Don't leave Séranon without getting one of its little souvenirs: a sculpture on wood signed by the local artist or quite simply... a good cow's milk cheese !
What to see
Remains of the ancient Roman way.
Chapel of Notre Dame de Gratemoine (11th century Benedictine priory).
Ruins of the former Broundet castle where Napoleon spent the night.
Ruins of the fortified village, of the castle and Saint Michel's Gothic style church.
The parish churches of La Nativite & St Michel at Seranon and Saint Louis at la Doire.
Chapel of Sainte Brigitte (access on foot).
Potholing. Fishing. Climbing.
Mountain biking. Tennis.
Walking (Walks to the Vieux Seranon pass, the summit of the Bauroux, to Pas de la Clue). Perfume workshop with courses.
Patron saint festivals in August and September.
Holiday rentals. Rural gites.