The 20 fountains village nested at the heart of vineyards in a valley with three branches where flow trout streams that join themselves into the Veyron, Cerdon surprises the gust by its diversity : gushing fountains, bridges in “voussoir”, winding streets, typical vineyard houses, communal oven house of the “Maître Poste” with its two symmetrical doors and its windows from Middle-ages…
Its “cuivrerie”, today closed, was born more than 150 years earlier and bears witness of an industrial heritage, unique by its ancestral character.
On the heights of the village, installed since 1855, Notre-Dame-de-Carmier watch over all the inhabitants of Cerdon, that vow her a huge affection every day by climbing a hard and steep pathway in order to illuminate the statue.
Let’s go on the footsteps of the French Resistance fighters by taking the pathway dedicated to them, between the village of Cerdon and the Val d’Enfer memorial, sculpted by Charles Machet, dedicated in memory of the 700 dead persons of the Ain maquis.
But Cerdon is also and especially the cradle of a well-known vineyard, AOC since 2009 : the Bugey-Cerdon.
To be seen : Virgin of the Mont Carmier – Chapel of the black Virgin of Préau – Val d’Enfer Memorial – French Resistance Fighters’ Trai - Cellar