This unusual village is perched on a hill 285 metres high, in the middle of the vineyards, which gives it an original and picturesque aspect.
A castle was built at the south extremity of the hill in the 12th century and destroyed during the french Revolution. Two round defensive towers of the old fortification still stand: the first, crowned with a stork’s nest, is situated at the entrance to the village, adjacent to the Baroque church built in 1760; the second, at the top end of the village.
The houses of the village, which are very close together, are a good example of the architecture typical of wine-growers’ houses: cellar that is sometimes in the basement, stone first floor dedicated to the professional activity (wine-press), small cowshed and wooden stairs to go to the next floor up, where there is the dwelling, in which you get in by an arched door with a date or an emblem.
You can explore this village by taking an historical walk (information available at the Tourist Office).