|Église Saint Jean-Baptise in Mézin|
Mézin (pop. 1,523 in 2007) shares a history similar to other medieval villages in the area with its monastic roots and a role in the Wars of Religion. After the French Revolution, the village thrived, thanks to its wine and cork production. The town also spawned a French president: Fallières Armand, President of the Republic from 1906 to 1913, is Mézin’s most famous native son.
|Monument in Mézin dedicated to Fallières Armand, President |
of France (1906-1913)
|Mézin’s war memorial|
|Interior of Église Saint Jean-Baptise in Mézin|
|Mural on the side of the house in which Fallières Armand |
was born on Nov. 6, 1841 in Mézin
There are pros and cons to off-season touring. Plus: No crowds. Minus: Many of the most prominent attractions are closed this time of year. In Mézin, that attraction is Musée de liège et du bouchon. I’ve added the cork museum to my places to visit when it’s open between April 1 and October 31. Find out about the museum here.