A temple with memories of Jean Cavalier
Near Alès the 17th century temple was not destroyed at the time of the Revocation in 1685, but immediately became a catholic church.
Jean Cavalier’s parents were married there, and he himself was baptised there.
Jean Cavalier (1681-1740) was a well-known Protestant leader. A former baker’s boy, he led guerrilla actions against the royal troops in the Cévennes. He was defeated in 1704 and had to negotiate peace with the Field-Marshal de Villars. Cavalier was allowed to emigrate.