Backed by the plateau of Albion, between the mountains of Lure and Ventoux, Banon has kept its authentic and natural character. Surrounded by fields of lavender and hills delicately scented by aromatic plants, a checkerboard of striking colors is emerging around the village.
Banon became famous for its tasty little goat cheeses, delicately wrapped in a dry chestnut leaf and wrapped with a string of raffia. More than 600,000 cheeses are produced every year, and the banons are made from raw milk for centuries using an original process.
Banon is of course worth a visit for its famous cheese and a walk in the old village to the top of the hill will reward you with a beautiful panorama of the mountain Lure.
We enter the old Provencal town through a medieval gate with machicolations of the 14th century. Banon was well-fortified in the Middle Ages, we recognize the well-preserved remains of the ramparts that protected the village.
The narrow streets are lined with old houses, some dating back to the sixteenth century. At the top of the village stood a castle, destroyed during the Revolution. Next to the church which covers the village, the view is splendid on the valley of Calavon and the mountain of Lure.