|3 km from Saint Auban sur Ouvèze, Vercoiran and 11 km from Buis-les-Baronnies
A small, fortified fourteenth-century village on the banks of the River Ouvèze, Sainte-Euphémie-sur-Ouvèze is full of reminders of its medieval heritage. Built around a central square, it is the only village in the canton to have kept its protestant chapel, and is said to have been founded by the Knights Templar. According to legend, Hannibal himself once passed through it.
Louis XIII gave the village to Monaco’s Grimaldi family to compensate them for their loss of the Kingdom of Naples. Had the French Revolution not broken out in 1789, Sainte-Euphémie-sur-Ouvèze would still belong to Monaco...