The place of TRESPEAUX (or “Les Trois Ponts” – meaning The Three Bridges) has been inhabited since the far remote antiquity, as Roman vestiges testify. Roman writing has been discovered, partly legible on a stone inserted in the wall of the “mas” main yard.
Trespeaux was considered as the “granary” of Mons Viei-Cintat (a Roman place).
In the ancient times, Trespeaux was composed of two metairies (farms), burnt down on April, 17th, 1704 (during the “Camisards War”), forming two structures - an upper and a lower one – with house, yard, gardens and other estate.
The first sale of the domain goes back to 1435, one third of the property (wheat resources) being bequeathed to the “Confrérie des Cuiratiers, Cordonniers et Savetiers d’ALAIS” and the remaining two thirds sold to Sir Jean DEVEZE on March, 20th, 1491.
In 1627, the domain was purchased by Marquis de la CHARCE for an amount of 4,000 francs (currency of that time). King Louis the XIVth entitled him to work the gold, silver, copper, stain and lead mines in the region, as well as to levy the tithes, for a period of ten years, on all the metals extracted from the mines.
On May, 28th, 1784, Sir Jean-Baptiste RECOULY, Lord of Trespeaux, inherited the domain.
Lengthy investigations would be necessary to know the “mas” history before the year 1300. Possibly, it has been a monastery.
Coming back to more recent times, the “mas” was purchased in 1919 by the great-grandparents of the present owners BONNET/VIGNE who have exploited it until 1975.
Leisure, culture & relaxation in the region
Swimming-pool, quietness and farniente on the spot…
*Siesta at the song of the cicadas
*Apéro/BBQ by the swimming-pool
*Bowling alley (“pétanque”)
*Rock climbing, Via Ferrata
*Mountain bike (rando, raid, orientation)
*Speed and rallye car/motorbike, karting, quad
*Swimming-pool or river adventure
*Bouscarasse Water Park, Thermalism and BodyCar
Visit of the “Pont du Gard” (the Gard Bridge), the “Bambouseraie d’Anduze” (the Anduze Bamboo Plantation), the “Gorges de l’Ardèche” (the Ardèche defiles), the “Grotte de la Cocalière” (the Cocalière Cave), the “Grotte de Trabuc” (the Trabuc Cave)...
Pont du Gard
Concluses de Lussan
Grotte de la Salamandre
Mine témoin d'Alès
Petit train des Cévennes
Arènes de Nîmes
Château de Portes
Cascade du Sautadet
Pont des Camisards
Grotte de Trabuc
At some distance
Remarkable attractions not so far...
Avignon, Cité des ¨Papes
Cirque de Navacelles
Fontaine du Vaucluse
Les Gorges du Tarn
Les Ocres de Roussillon
L'isle sur la Sorgue
Palais Idéal Facteur Cheval
Partage des eaux
Grottes des Demoiselles