Les Plus Beau Lac De France

The histoire of das Plus beau Villages de France began with an encounter in 1981 between a man, Charles Ceyrac, Mayor of Collonges-la-Rouge, et a livre about beautiful french villages.

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Thanks à that book, the Mayor discovered a way to serve a raison about which hey felt an extremely strongly:Unite energies et passions à protect et promote auto outstanding heritage de these superior villages ns France, and thereby administer them v an au lieu de, remplacer to rural exodus. Sixty six mayors adhered to Charles Ceyrac in an adventure the was fabriquer official conditions météorologiques the 6th du March 1982. Thé foundational objectives ont not adjusted since then: à protect, promote and develop auto most beautiful villages in France.


“Ensure the patrimoine quality of listed villages, therefore creating jaune enhancing their reputation, which consequently fosters thé development of économiquement activities”.

As a certificate ns quality, the classer (listed village) assures the auditeur the beauty embodied de its registered profession mark. Its aim is to incite permanent terrain towards make each ville a place of émanant where harmony in between site, architecture, heritage and landscape is source du emotion and enjoyment, whether one lives there or visits.


• After the partagé (village) applies to be listed, cette undergoes a inspection visit nous a date agreed upon by the Mayor et the Association’s high quality Manager.

• This inspection is based on a network of 27 objective criteria used venir appraise thé village’s heritage, architectural, urbanistic, et environmental qualities, ont well oui its tentative to make auto most du its are (aesthetic development, administration of visitors’ flows, town planning tools…).

• Based on the on-site testimonial report and the photographic presentation, thé Quality Committee decides à admit jaune reject the application. When this selection an approach is very rigorous – much less than une classification application out du five is favourably accepted – ce has yes, really proved à be necessary pour the villages et the network to remain credible in the promise ns excellence they make to auto wider public.

Because listing is not année end in itself, periodic re-evaluations are carried out every six years.


Since that inception, the combinaison “Les Plus beaux Villages ns France” has actually firmly developed its strategy about these three points: à preserve et enhance the quality ns the patrimoine in the villages so oui to boost their reputation while regulating the num of visitors and consequently fostering the development of économiquement activity linked à tourism.


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A steep perched nous a cliff overlooking auto gorges of the Ardèche, the différent facing auto vineyards du Côtes aux Rhône.


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Ainhoa
A country loger in Basque Country, conditions météorologiques the courses of terne Jacques ns Compostela: it is Ainhoa.


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Angles-sur-l"Anglin
On thé borders of Berry and Touraine, Angles-sur-l’Anglin owes its name to the Saxon people of angles who attacked England in the fifth century, and to the river that separates thé upper and lower part of the town.


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On thé borders of Berry et Touraine, Angles-sur-l’Anglin fan its surname to auto Saxon tribe of angles who got into England in the fifth century, and to the sortie that separates the upper et lower part ns the town.


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Apremont-sur-Allier
It is in the heart of baie Apremont nestles in a landscape du grove along the Allier.


Arlempdes
Arlempdes gives venir those who find it, at the turn du a bend, a genuine show.

Standing atop a volcanic height that the lu meanders, the village reveals thé remains de its castle, the tons of the rer from the source.


Located at thé western end de the island, Ars-en-Ré is recognizable passant par the steeple of his church whose black et white spire, 40 m high, served oui a reference parce que le navigators.


On the borders du the Charente and Périgord, Aubeterre hangs its entangled roofs et its castle on a green cliff on the banks ns the Dronne.


It is in the creux of a circus, in auto “causse” in between Figeac et Gramat, that AUDE has installed its square dovecotes, its brun tiles, ont well oui its mansions and manor houses. Nous these arid lands, only the Autoire, torrent that offered its surname to auto village, brings the freshness de its waterfalls.


Stop nous the paths of Compostela in between Toulouse et Agen, on the banks de the Garonne, Auvillar is discovered passant par one du the le 3 doors which pass through its fortifications et open nous the carré where is permitted to admire a circular marché hall, dunicité in thé South West.


Perched nous a cliff overlooking auto Ardèche, the constitue stronghold de the “Lords of Balazuc” has kept numerous traces du its medieval past: maze ns winding streets, vaulted passages are, with auto castle, auto fortified Romanesque church et the gates ns enclosure, the d’origine decoration of the village.


First port de the Anglo-Normand Kingdom in the Middle Ages, Barfleur stays a port pour recreational and fishing activity. That gray granite dwellings advance on the English Channel, guarded by the semaphore and the Gatteville lighthouse.


Perched at 1,097 ns altitude, Bargème is thé highest bourgade in thé Var et offers a breathtaking view de the valley. Dominated passant par the towers of its medieval castle partially devastated de the wars de religion, this classified emplacement will delight ventilateurs of old stones et medieval heritage.


Nestled in a circus conditions météorologiques the borders de three valleys in année exceptional panorama, Baume-les-Messieurs wraps the houses around a Benedictine abbey, a splendid example of Jura Romanesque de lart housing one of the largest polychrome altarpieces in Europe.


In this ancient stage conditions météorologiques the road venir Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, conditions météorologiques the banks ns the Aveyron, rock houses et slate roofs pavillon at the foot of auto castle remarkably revitalized in the late 1970s de the architect dommage Pouillon.


Perched nous its spur above auto valley de the Nauze, in the black Perigord, thé medieval town v 7 steeples that has not to be spared passant par invasions and wars, has actually miraculously preserved beautiful traces du its constructed heritage.


Former stronghold de the Harcourt household located in thé heart de the pays d’Auge, nous the Cider Road, Beuvron is a postcard v its half-timbered houses, halls and mansions scattered throughout the countryside.


10 km south-west de Sarlat, nous the banks du the Dordogne, Beynac-et-Cazenac reveals its imposing castle, oz besieged par Richard Coeur ns Lion, at the foot of which rest thé houses with lauze roofs et blond facades .


It is venir his Benedictine abbey developed in IXth century that Blesle fan its existence and its rise. Si the fortress built by the barons of Mercoeur remains seulement un dungeon, towers and perimeter wall, half-timbered houses and carved doors calmer testify du the middle ages past ns the village.


In the creux of the haute Maurienne valley, surrounded par the imposing montails of auto Vanoise massif, Bonneval-sur-Arc has actually kept the charm de a bourgade resort conditions météorologiques a person scale.


Between Rochefort and Oleron Island, Brouage appears as the fortified city of thé marsh. This constitue flourishing salt trade port, whose production has now offered way to oyster farming, also remains marked passant par the military vocation desired par Cardinal Richelieu in auto 17th century.


50 km south of Rodez, at auto confluence du the Tarn et the Alrance, the towers de a medieval castle overcome the bourgade of Brousse to which it gave that is name. An old Gothic leg spans auto Alrance to lead the paved alleys et the strengthened church du the fifteenth century.


Houses ns stone or wood, v corbelling jaune half-timbering, turrets, geminate jaune mullioned windows, arched doors, flowery alleys … cette is a variété of details that appeal venir Bruniquel. This former halt on the paths of Saint-Jacques nous the borders du Quercy, Albigeois et Rouergue has also preserved castles et ramparts.


It is in the creux of a évier Ariège, in a loop ns the sortie Hers the Camon to be born, the creation of an abbey in the Xth century which will later come to be a strengthened priory. Ce is par the old arched door du the church that one enters today in the village to discover these witnesses du the religious past de Camon et its houses with roman tiles.


Former fishing port and water craft attaché of thé confluence between the Vienne and the Loire, Candes-Saint-Martin contrasts v its slate roofs and white tufa walls which are adorned v houses and collegiate terne Martin.


Located a few kilometers native Figeac, the medieval fortress of Capdenac-le-Haut stretches along a absent shaped peninsula, overlooking over 110 meter a meander du the Lot. Si the ville remains marked par its middle ages past, ce appears in a good carré among oppida of Quercy, claiming auto title “Uxellodunum”, seat ns the last Gallic fight led par Caesar.


A few kilometers from Figeac, near the segala, Cardaillac bears the name of one ns the most powerful families de Quercy. From auto medieval period remains je vous demande pardon makes the bourgade special: the quai with that two carré towers et round tower that supplies a summary view of the village.


On thé banks ns the Dordogne, Renaissance dwellings with carved windows et brown roofs entangled about a Cluniac priory du the eleventh century whereby Fenelon lived. Near the Romanesque church and its cloister, thé castle de the Deans rapide you to discover auto riches ns the Country of Art et History of which Carennac is a part.


Overlooking thé valley de the Vère, in the heart du the vineyards de Gaillac, this Albigensian strengthened town founded passant par the Count ns Toulouse Raymond VII contains, in his church, the reliquary cross de the Counts du Armagnac, adorned with 310 valuable stones.


About ten kilometers from Sarlat, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle overlooks the confluence between auto Dordogne and the Céou in a splendid panorama facing that neighbors ns Beynac-et-Cazenac et La Roque-Gageac. Known for its deux castles, the beautifully revived castle housing the War musée in auto Middle Ages et the castle Milandes, se réconcilier property of Josephine Baker.


About 20 kilometers southwest de Perpignan, Castelnou is situated at the foot of auto Aspres with, in thé background, thé Canigou, mythical mountain Catalans. Dominating thé village, the continu Vicomtal has had à adapt its pentagonal form to the steep et irregular ridges du the rock that welcomes it.


30 km west of Vichy and 20 km south of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, Charroux is a bourbonnaise getaway full ns charm … and character! Famous, indeed, parce que le its mustard used passant par some an excellent chefs and exported internationally, this constitue stronghold and market also has other discuter to make.


Cradle du the famous yellow wine, Château-Chalon watches over his vines from the top de the cliff conditions météorologiques which he settled. Born from thé castle the left its name et a Benedictine abbey, the ville has preserved auto remains of the keep et the Romanesque church du St. Peter.


Overseeing thé plain et the Burgundy canal, Châteauneuf et its imposing 12th century lock testify to auto strategic position of the village between Dijon and Autun. Auto medieval roads reveal auto houses de the riche Burgundy merchants of the fourteenth, fifteenth et sixteenth centuries.


At 650 m altitude, not frais from auto Mercantour national Park, Coaraze is the “village du the sun”. Sloping cobbled streets, vaulted passageways, rock houses, blue, yellow, pink, Italian-style and flower-filled squares attracted countless artists et personalities, some du whom, such ont Jean Cocteau or Ponce de Léon, signed the dials solar ns the village.


It is in this flamboyant ville of auto Corrèze countryside that was born the idea ns ​​the “Most Beautiful Villages du France”, thought par its constitue mayor Charles Ceyrac. Its ne peut pas comprendre red sandstone sign the original identity de this former stronghold de the Counts of Turenne. It is everywhere, under the roofs du lauze jaune slate du the noble houses du XV and XVIth centuries, de the lobby with the grains and the wines jaune the church Saint-Pierre.


In auto heart of the beaucoup valley, this must-see stop nous the Saint-Jacques paths is full of treasures: around thé half-timbered houses, thé abbey church Sainte-Foy from auto 11th et 12th centuries, the 250 capitals, its contemporary stained glass windows passant par Pierre Soulages et its tympanum through 124 characters carved in auto representation of the critical Judgment, marqué also the Treasury, that du Sainte-Foy, reliquary covered with gold et precious stones …


In auto heart du Touraine, in the valley ns Manse, this old chatellenie belonging to the island Bouchard et the archbishopric du Tours has preserved thé ruins ns its castle du the XVth century, that church of the XVIth century i m sorry contains the tomb de Katerine aux Bellay, cousine of the poet Joachim du Bellay, and its white tufa homes with square turrets, mullioned windows et ornate windows pavillons out.


At auto southern end du the Corrèze, not tarif from thé Lot, Curemonte stretches along a ridge overlooking auto valleys du Sourdoire and Maumont. In addition to the round jaune square towers of its 3 castles its Romanesque church de the twelfth, the ville has kept some noblesse houses et a lobby dating from auto early nineteenth century housing a cross ns the 16 S.


About ten kilometers south ns Sarlat, Domme is perched conditions météorologiques a vertiginous cliff that enables you to enjoy an exceptional view de the signe de dordo valley and the most beautiful villages near la Roque-Gageac and Beynac-et-Cazenac . This bastide with gold stones marries through success architectural, natural et gastronomic heritage of thé Périgord Noir.


A few steps native Colmar, Eguisheim, cradle de the Alsatian vineyard, winds in concentric circles roughly the bourgade where Pope Leo IX to be born. Inside, along auto cobblestone streets, auto village, forgive at auto national and European level pour the quality du its flowering, reveals to thé conquered eyes thé beauty of its houses du the sixteenth et seventeenth centuries through pointed roofs, glowing colors et half-timbered facades.


At the football of auto Aubrac mountains, not tarif from the Lot and Truyère gorges, pilgrims en cheminement to Compostela take the Estaing gothic bridge avant discovering that is castle and the story of an illustrious family of lords. One du them identified himself passant par saving the tons of king Philip Augustus to Bouvines that then granted the bourgade the right to wear on its arms the royaliste fleur-de-lis.


Between auto Conflent Valley and Mount Canigou, Eus supplies its facades under terraces in the warm catalan sun, complicit ns lush vegetation. This constitue defensive terre had to repel the french in the sixteenth century et the Spanish military in auto eighteenth century. Today, instead de the old citadel is the imposing church du St. Vincent at the foot of i m sorry sloped thé narrow streets led with pebbles.


Attached to the village of Olette, auto hamlet ns Evol is dominated de the constitue fortress of the viscounts of So et the bell tower de its Romanesque church. The mountain identity still marquages the bourgade today by the pastoral activity and houses v shale walls et slate roofs whose dimension occupied auto inhabitants in winter.


Built about a Benedictine abbey established in thé 8th century, this Burgundy town tells that medieval background through that is ramparts, strengthened gates, cobbled streets, houses and hotels… cible also the aniseed sweets still fabriquer in the old abbey and whose odor welcomes you nous your arrival.


Built approximately a castle currently replaced par a carré shaded passant par plane trees, Fourcès is année original ring bastide who houses create a theatrical decor du half-timberings and arcades. In addition to some gastronomic delights unpreventable in this pays Gascon, the ville also attracts by some flagship events such ont its Flower marché in April jaune “Marciac in Fourcès” from auto now well known jazz festival.


In the vert valley of the Creuse, this Berrichon bourgade so lot loved passant par George Sand has actually welcomed numerous painters seduced by the romantic vision ns its dwellings with sloping roofs harmoniously group around thé Romanesque church and the castle. Gargilesse today keeps an intense récolte activity in a simple et warm atmosphere.


It is after having climbed thé flowery alleys with pastel-colored walls that tu will it is in able to take advantage ns the outstanding panorama on the gulf ns Saint-Tropez et the gros of the Moors that provides the place Deï Barri. A carré where cette is additionally pleasant to arrêter to enjoy a dish accompanied passant par a Côte aux Provence at one du the restaurants terraces ns the village …


Picardy and Normandy are found in auto houses de Gerberoy, whereby half-timbered cobblestones and bricks are combined in a charming mixture the seduced auto post-impressionist artist Henri les Sidaner. It is à him that the bourgade owes some de its charms: beautiful Italian gardens and the célébration des Roses arranged every année since 1928 through a success that continues unabated.


Clinging to thé side du the vaucleur plateau, overlooking thé plain ns Cavaillon, the houses ns Gordes lie at the foot of that is imposing Renaissance castle and its church end tortuous cobbles. Ville of artist celebrated par Marc Chagall, victor Vasarely or Pol Mara, Gordes is an essential récolte stop in Provence.


Hung nous top du a vertiginous cliff at an altitude of 760m, Gourdon is année open balcony overlooking auto Gorges de Loup et the Mediterranean. Massed behind an imposing castle surrounded par gardens designed by Le Nôtre, auto old houses oui been well preserved and restored in this lively ville animated by craftsmen.


On the île of Reunion, conditions météorologiques the flank du the fabulous circus of Salazie, Hell-Bourg deploys its creolian heritage and culture in thé heart of année intense nature.


In a 360-degree landscape specialized to auto vines on which the fortified church watches, Hunawihr happy welcomes storks, otters and other butterflies to which observation and discovery centers are dedicated.


Half-timberings nous sparkling blanche walls, sloping roofs et geraniums nous the windows. Thé imposing Hunspach houses, typical du the Wissembourg region, heat the henn street de the village. Some du them have kept quel is special about Hunspach: auto rounded glass ns viotres that allow its inhabitants à see without being seen.


Fondée en 1314 moyennant Louis 1er roi aux Navarre et contrat à terme roi du France pour s’offrir une débouché sur la mer « Bastida aux Clarenza » reste cocher par les diversité ns population et du religion plus son condition lui apporta. Façades blanche rayées du vert ou ns rouge rappellent néanmoins que l’on est en nation Basque.


On the high plateau of Causses aux Larzac, les Couvertoirade tells number of stories: that of the Knights Templar who built auto castle in the twelfth century, auto Hospitallers who, in auto fifteenth century, flourished them and locked the ville in a couronner of ramparts and that of the economic and demographic peak de the ville with the beautiful houses du the sixteenth et seventeenth centuries.


Un frais port de pêche… et ns plaisance ! auprès sa jetée en arrondi configuré en 1840 rang longue aux 200 m, La échapper vit au rythme aux ballet des bateau qui animent das quais toute l’année. A l’intérieur, esquive ruelles paisibles rang fleuries alignent le sien maisons basses dont la blancheur des murs offre un fond lumineux ns tableaux des volets verts hay bleus.


About twenty kilometers south ns Montélimar, auto white stones of ns Garde-Adhémar dazzle the sun du the drôme Provençale. From thé top de its limestone spur, auto village, which has actually kept its middle ages ramparts, remains of the castle et old houses, offers année unobstructed view ns the Rhone Valley and the montails of Vivarais.


In an atmosphere worthy of bien sur landscapes of Scotland, les Garde-Guerin dominates, from the top of its plateau, the impressive Chassezac canyon. Former strategic site nous the Regordane means linking thé coasts de Languedoc venir the massif Central, the ville was struck several times cible kept its watchtower ont well as its habitat et its cobbled streets.


In the heart of the Ecrins massif, facing thé imposing peak ns Meije and its 3 983 ns altitude, the village of La sérieuse has mounted its stone houses et slates conditions météorologiques a sunny side. A surtout mountaineering destination, La sérieuse is also an unmissable event à la adventure skiers coming from tous over the world to challenge us every year on a 2,150 meter verticale drop at Derby aux la Meije.


In a meander of the Seine, les Roche-Guyon et its imposing castle hesitate between Île-de-France et Normandy. In the architecture, nous find indeed the two influence with the clear stone facades or half-timbered. Ce is de taking thé road ns the Peaks that one enjoys the le meilleur view nous this bourgade located in the heart de the regional Natural Park of français Vexin.


Located in between Agen in auto North et Auch in thé South, la Romieu et its collegiate church constitute a phase at thé crossroads starting from Puy and Rocamadour towards Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Named after thé Gascon “Roumiou”, an interpretation “pilgrim”, the bourgade was started at auto end de the 11th century de Albert, a German monk return from a pilgrimage à Rome.


In the black Périgord, at the football of a cliff encountering south, thé gilded residences with slate roofs or brun tiles were collection in thé waters of the signe de dordo where, in auto 19th century, the famous gabars loaded through merchandise passed.


North of the department ns Gard, ns Roque-sur-Cèze was built on a rocheux peak overlooking thé Cèze that cracks année old bridge v twelve arches. Dominated passant par the remains of année old castle and its Romanesque chapel, the bourgade with steep cobbled streets and blond stone Genoese homes offers a breathtaking view of the waterfalls of Sautadet, an exceptional natural page? ˅ that add to to thé attractiveness ns the place.


In a landscape de vineyards and hills, typical ns the Corbières, Lagrasse is crossed de the Orbieu, spanned de a leg connecting the village and its old halls of auto 14th century à its abbey, architecture jewel ns the medieval era. Bourgade of taste through its wine ns the Corbières, Lagrasse is likewise a village of know-how that the craftsmen of arts will have pleasure venir make elle discover.

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In thé country ns Armagnac, a couple of kilometers indigenous Condom, Larressingle builds its ramparts among auto vineyards. Group around thé keep-castle and its two-nave church, the gilded stone houses oui preserved mullioned windows et arched doors. Année ideal terre to appreciate auto charm and gastronomy of Gers …


Cradle ns the painter’s family Toulouse-Lautrec, the bourgade is likewise known for its pink garlic which ce is thé capital. From its ramparts continues to be essentially auto door du Caussade i m sorry leads venir the quartier général place where we still admire corbelled houses ns the 14th century.


Perched above auto valleys and hills of Quercy Blanc, this bastide was developed in auto 12th century par the Count ns Toulouse and is located conditions météorologiques via Podiensis, one du the roads leading à Santiago ns Compostela. From this historical and religious past there are many testimonies: the centre square and its ancient pavement, rock houses jaune half-timbered, pilgrim’s garden, etc.


About twenty kilometers north ns Auch, the impressive castle du Lavardens, like a ship moored venir a instable outcrop, watches over thé houses du the village and horizons rocked by green valleys. The structure military capitale of the Counts de Armagnac maintained from auto medieval times some vestiges du the ramparts et narrow carrels littered v hollyhocks over which une discovers charming mansions…


A Gothic bridge straddles the Loir à access this village nestled at the foot of a castle the resisted the assault de Richard thé Lionheart marqué was taken par the troops de Henry IV. Today we can admirable the remains of the enclosures et towers et its keep twenty-six meter high. In the village, styles and eras mix, from troglodyte houses venir Gothic et Renaissance dwellings …


It was thé Benedictine abbey created in auto Middle periods that fabriquer the Senouire vallée “the valley du God” which gave its name to thé village. With its Romanesque cloister, and the Byzantine-inspired mural adorning its refectory, ce is one ns the jewels de Auvergne’s religious heritage. The village is in his photo with vineyard residences with gold stones et round tiles …


Between Rouen et Lisieux, in a green landscape ns groves et apple trees, ns Bec-Hellouin is a usual Normandy bourgade with half-timbered houses and flowered balconies. It takes its name from auto stream that borders it et from thé founder du its well known abbey which, with thé Benedictine monastery, testifies à the intense religious activity ns the site.


About twenty kilometers indigenous Montélimar, le Poët-Laval cleared up in the Jabron Valley, surrounded by lavender et wheat. Old commandery ns the order de Hospitallers, the bourgade has preserved from this time auto castle, remains du the Romanesque chapel de Saint-Jean-des-Commandeurs et ramparts.


A true eagle’s nest in the heart de the Alpilles, das Baux-de-Provence remains thé essential Provencal stage that artists, artisans and producers live toutes les personnes year round.


At thé confluence ns the Dordogne and the Vézère, Limeuil experienced auto throes ns Viking invasions et the hundred years War, ns which seul the three strengthened gates can calmer testify. Old harbor through intense la publicité activity, the medieval bourgade with stone houses et brown roofs typical ns Périgord noir is a charming and refreshing stop.


Taking its surname from Saint-Ronan, hermit founder ns the city in the tenth century, Locronan got to its top in the sixteenth century thanks à the industrie of sailcloth the had the largest sponsors including the East inde Company. Wonderfully preserved, auto granite city boasts beautiful Renaissance mansions et a magnificent 15th century church.


45 km south of Besançon, crossed par the Loue which operation in cascades, lods is a village where forges and vineyards oui long paced the lives du residents. From its past activities, the ville has preserved winemakers houses et created a musée of Vine and Wine and an ethnological journey telling thé story du its old blacksmiths and winemakers.


Perched nous a promontory native which une enjoys a superb panorama nous the valley of the Dordogne et the castles around, Loubressac uses to auto visitor auto charm de its medieval homes with ocher stones and points ns raised roofs. Auto church ns Saint-Jean-Baptiste et the castle, manor de the XV and XVIII centuries, space well worth the small climb venir access …


Between the Durance et the Luberon, in auto middle of olive trees et fruit trees, Lourmarin gives to his taste parce que le the arts and for innovation tous the charm of his Provençal identity.


About twenty kilometers north of Uzès, Lussan embraces, behind that ramparts, a vast panorama opened nous the Cevennes, the montagnes of Ardèche et the montagne Ventoux. Throughout its narrow streets, the ville reveals several centuries of history, conflicts between Catholics et Protestants at auto advent de silk production.


Forty kilometers east du Rouen, in one de the most beautiful beech woodlands in Europe, Lyons the aptly named stretches that is facades adorned with half-timbering, colored mud et bricks along the Lieure. The shops come alive approximately 18th century market halls, wherein there are additionally some jewels ns local architectural such ont the Vieux loger or the se réconcilier bailiwick became ville hall.


At auto top of a rocky outcrop overlooking the vineyards, Ménerbes celebrates, v its productions ns wines and truffles, tous the soil du the Luberon. Native Nicolas de Staël to pet Mayle par Picasso et Dora Maar, numerous artists oui been seduced de the sweet tons of auto village.


Surrounded par deep gorges carved de the confluence de Brian and Cesse, put at thé end du a limestone plateau, Minerve is a mineral village in thé heart de the Languedoc scrubland. Se réconcilier Cathar Bastion destroyed par Simon du Monfort in 1210, the ville keeps this time a stele in memory ns a pyre Cathar.


Hidden behind thé ramparts, linked in a labyrinth de narrow streets, thé houses de Mirmande have preserved their beautiful stone facades and their old doors. After auto disappearance, at auto end ns the 19th century, du silk worm breeding, cette is the fruit opération that assures Mirmande the development.


At the foot of montagne Saint-Odile, in a landscape du vineyards, this stronghold de the Zotzenberg grand brut is certainly marked par its alcohol culture: indigenous the architecture of the vineyard houses open on super courtyards, to auto “Weinschlag”, priceless A circuits électoraux of informations on vineyards et wine because 1510, uncovered behind thé doors du the charming Renaissance town lobby …


Located 25 kilometers south de Saint-Brieuc, auto medieval ville of Moncontour is calmer surrounded par the imposing ramparts of the 13th et 14th centuries, i m sorry allowed it to protect Lamballe, capitale of Penthièvre. Like its local neighbor Locronan, until the Industrial Revolution, Moncontour to be marked de the fabrication of Berlingue (canvas linen et hemp) exported to the Indies.


Twenty kilometers north ns Albi, Monestiés worked out in a loop de Cérou année old rock bridge spans a few steps from the old strengthened gate marking the entrance to the village. If the chapel Saint-Jacques no plus long welcomes thé pilgrims of Compostela, ce contains within its superior furniture including a 15th century altarpiece composed du 20 polychrome statues.


Between Agenais and Périgord, this country house created in 1256 had venir contain thé numerous English attacks et to recover from auto wars of Religion. Si the ville has mourir its ramparts, ce has nonetheless kept that is characteristic plan checkerboard et Arcades place, encore lively, toujours has beautiful homes in the photo of the loger of the black Prince.


Grand denchères site, ne sont pas less than 32 reliques listed as Historic Monuments, thought about the modèle country house among the 300 bastides de the great Southwest … there are countless honors awarded to Monpazier à greet, but also protect, thé exceptional héritage of this bastide started in 1284 de Edward je of England.∫


Overlooking a level bathed in lavender, the high-rise houses of Montbrun-les-Bains protect auto remains of an old middle ages castle. Indigenous fountains à fountains, auto calades lead to auto bottom du the bourgade where thé newly renovated thermal facility is reviving à la twenty years auto benefits of an ancient la source …


At auto borders ns the ardèche but the feet in thé Gard, Montclus settled in a meander du the Cèze. Auto keep of the medieval castle constrain the village which has additionally preserved a room du the troglodyte Benedictine monastery built by the Knights Templar.


20 km from Clermont-Ferrand, on the old Régordane road linking Auvergne and Languedoc, this former winegrower bourgade perched nous its bouteille wraps its houses of arkose around his dungeon. The building, recently restored offers a splendid view of the valley du the Allier.


Created in 1255 on a instable outcrop bypassed de the Auzoue, Montreal is the sapin Gascon nation house. According à a net plan, the streets lead to the central square v arcades et half-timbered residences where one discovers auto partly fortified Gothic church.


50km south-east de Tours, Montrésor has landed nous the banks du the Indrois where are reflected thé remains de the suite wall de this old fortress and its Renaissance castle. In thé village, auto houses with white or half-timbered tufa wall surfaces are next to semi-troglodyte dwellings.


Between Anjou and Touraine, Montsoreau’s prestigious setup is the Loire, a legendary sortie at the football of which supporter a 15th century castle fabriquer famous de Alexandre Dumas’ roman “The Lady of Monsoreau”. All around, flowery alleys with white tuffeau residences topped with slates et green courses lead to the vineyards of Saumur.


Former fishing and trading port, Mornac-sur-Seudre is today mainly focused on oyster farming and salt produced by its marshes. Thé village, typical de the Charente coast, discovers, along the streets, its homes with white facades and green jaune blue shutters sometimes concealed hollyhocks.


On thé limousine land, this charming flowery ville developed around the castle built in the 10th century par Abon Drut, seigneur of Mortemart. Damaged at thé behest of cardinal Richelieu, today only the tower de the donjon remains and a few rooms become places ns exhibitions.


Near the Lac ns Sainte-Croix et the Gorges ns Verdon, Moustiers has set its houses and lively roadways in auto indentation of a rock. Known and recognized pour its faience production, the ville still has a dozen workshops dedicated à its creation.


Along a rocky ridge, dominated de a fortress oz coveted passant par the rois of la france or England, Najac stretches its houses with lauze roofs over thé wild gorges of Aveyron. It is by taking thé walkway that thé gaze marvels over thé wide open up spaces…


About thirty kilometers west ns Pau et twenty kilometers north de Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Navarrenx is one of the oldest ville of Béarn. Step on the paths leading to Compostela, this medieval bastide has the limites of being additionally the first bastioned ville of France…


Nestled in the hollow of a meander of the Serein, Noyers uses visitors that is two affronter of medieval et winegrower. The mise of les Petite-Etape-aux-Vins, auto Marché-au-Blé or the Grenier-à-Sel space reminiscent ns the prospering era ns activity, as are thé beautiful half-timbered facades du the 15th century houses. Agricultural and commercial village.


About thirty kilometers native Lyon, perched above the vineyards of Beaujolais, Oingt is one ns the jewels du the “Land de golden stones”. From its medieval past, the ville has preserved thé old chapel ns the castle, auto fortified gate du Nizy and a save tower from which one enjoys an exceptional panorama nous the valley ns Azergues.


Between Midi et Massif Central, thé heart de Olargues balance. Never mind, the bourgade is both! In its landscapes, chestnut and cherry trees obstacle shoulders v vineyards and olive trees and the sun tries to warm auto cold waters of the Jaur.


In Picardy soil, Parfondeval concentrates, on a carpet ns greenery, that habitat de red bricks et gray slate roofs v imposing volumes et its fortified church, typical de Thiérache. Almost entirely turn towards auto agricultural activity, the village has pour landscape orchards of sexcuser trees, pastures et fields du corn … oui in thé countryside!


36 kilometers north-east ns Lyon, at thé top of a hill overlooking auto Rhone plain, this ancient ville of weavers keeps, behind its double walled enclosure, traces of its medieval past: old houses de the 15th-16th century , alleys with uneven pebbles, church-fortress … an exceptional architecture ensemble magnified par a contemporary lighting.


Former strategy place nous the path leading from Gray à Dole, Pesmes knew a history agitated by the assorted occupations de which it was thé object antérieur à becoming french in 1678 only. The ville has nevertheless preserved a rich heritage: remains de the castle, church Saint-Hilaire du the thirteenth et sixteenth centuries … doors.


This hamlet in the commun of Comprégnac will certainly definitely have a singular destiny: seulement 7 kilometers native Millau, the houses du clear stones stretch along a steep cliff, facing auto highest viaduct in thé world. In front du the semi-troglodyte church, année open square offers a breathtaking view of the structure and the vert waters de the Tarn.


On the île of Beauty, at thé entrance of the splendid “calanche” ns pink granite classified oui World Heritage par UNESCO, Piana overlooks, in a rêver setting, thé Gulf of Porto. Dominated de the Italian-style Sainte-Marie church, auto white dwellings arranged in amphitheatres are uncovered along auto way, from narrow streets to shaded squares with pleasant scents de eucalyptus …


Overlooking thé valley ns the diriger Allier, nous the Regordane cheminement linking the Auvergne to the Languedoc, this structure fortified city was année important stop pour the merchants importing the food of the Midi as well as for the pilgrims en route to Saint-Gilles and coming from thé en-Velay.


Perched nous a hill conquering the parcelle valley, this old Albigensian stronghold has survived auto centuries et the wars preserving its middle ages character: remains of the enclosures and the castle, fortified doors…


From the top du a rocky plateau overlooking thé valley de the Vère, the fortress of Puycelsi watches over the forest of Grésigne. Behind an ext than 800 m of ramparts, houses ns stone, wood et bricks du XIVe or XVe s are revealed et the way ns round gives superb points de view on the surrounding landscapes.


This pearl ns Alsace has actually married auto excellence ns its wines to that du its architecture. The walk is savored et one takes complete eyes de these flowered balconies, these sculpted windows and these old led courtyards. Mansions from auto 15th to thé 18th century, castles ns the princes of Württemberg, squares and fountains … everything is magnificent!


Located 35 km east of Vannes, nous a rocky hill dominating the valley ns Gueuzon, the bretton city ns Rochefort-en-Terre gives année impression of homogeneity in spite de the diversity ns the architecture currents which were expressed there: houseshalf-timbered, Gothic-style buildings, Renaissance mansions, standard hotels, 19th-century architecture …


In the pays of auto “Three Borders”, conditions météorologiques the borders du France, Germany, where cette is seulement un 20 km away, et Luxembourg (6 km), Rodemack is bathed in this tripler culture. Nicknamed the “Petite Carcassonne Lorraine”, the ville is encore surrounded par 700 ns of ramparts date from auto 15th century et is gone into through the fortified gate de Sierck, built par the inhabitants themselves in auto 14th century.


Located in the heart de the largest ocher deposit in Europe, Roussillon proclaims the mineral selfhood by an astonishing carte de couleur of brûlant colors. Walking through its streets and stairways, contemplating its facades, regularly simple et naturally beautiful, elle will admirable the result de know-how more than millennia.


About twenty kilometers indigenous Sarlat and a couple of steps indigenous Lascaux, Saint-Amand-de-Coly has actually comfortably settled between two wooded valleys de the Vézère valley. That is 12th century abbey, considered as the most beautiful fortified church de Périgord, the town hall over the houses de the village which, choose it, are fabriquer of this Sarlatese stone et these typical lauzes ns the an ar in a harmonious contrast de ocher tones et Grey.


Twenty kilometers north-east de Romans-sur-Isère, in auto heart du a hilly landscape, thé abbey ns Saint-Antoine watches end his village. Alongside auto imposing building, thought about one of the most remarkable Gothic works de the Dauphiné, space the simple houses in rubble jaune half-timbered suburbs, auto old stalls and the medieval lobby of the concis heart de the village.


At the crossroads of Berry et Limousin, conditions météorologiques a granite absent overlooking auto river, this ancient medieval city inhabited de Benedictine monks offers, behind the ramparts, a charming walk in that steep streets, à discover the houses de the fifteenth and XVIe S, that church and its priory cible also auto valley du the wallet on which the ville offers a nice view.


C’est d’environ un collines rocheux que Bertrand, évêque du Comminges, fit construire la cathédrale Sainte-Marie, telle une vigie dessus les Pyrénées. S’il doit sa notoriété à fabuleux édifice, le ville recèle, derrière ses étain et ses portes d’entrée, d’autres richesses telles ces maisons nobles aux XVIe à XVIIIe S.


15 kilomètre south-west of Alençon, placed in a loop of the sarthe crowned par a small stone bridge, Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei wraps that is old town dwellings around auto Romanesque church ns the 11th century. Exceptional frescoes.


Perched nous a cliff overlooking a meander of the Lot, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a masterpiece du medieval times. Dominated de the strengthened church, dwellings with sloping roofs spanned with brun tiles, uncover their harmonious volumes along thé picturesque streets. A place that charmed artists and writers like andré Breton who made the village his lété residence.


In the department of Aveyron cible on the banks of the Lot, Saint-Côme-d’Olt was constructed behind thé ditches of the old strengthened city.The flamand8 Gothic church with thé flamed steeple, thé Chapel de the Penitents et the Manor of the Sirs de Calmont, thé 12th s alongside the old medieval stalls and the beautiful homes de the XV and XVI s in a set full of charm.


Step nous the way to Compostela, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert et its church, jewel ns the Languedoc’s Romanesque art, occupy a wild terre at thé entrance of the Verdus gorges and the circus ns the Infernet. From auto Place aux la Liberté et its imposing 150-year-old aircraft tree, the village spreads its narrow streets, still admiring Renaissance mullioned windows.


Crossed passant par the Côle, charming rer that cracks a middle ages bridge to beaks, this ville with houses ns ocher walls et brown tile roofs is a charming stage de the Périgord Vert. The history du Saint-Jean-de-Côle is linked to that du the 12th et 15th century Château aux la Marthonie, which dominates thé pretty carré Saint-Jean et to that de the priory, whose former Romanesque-Byzantine sacrés church has d’origine plan.


Located between the Basque coast et the Spanish border, conditions météorologiques the right banque of thé Nive and at the foot of thé Cize passes (“Roncesvalles pass”), Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port tells, through its heritage et architecture typical du the Basque Country, thé many facets du its history: that du a step renowned à la Saint-Jacques-de-Compostela, année old stronghold de the Kingdom of Navarre and a crossroads du trade always active.


A mi-chemin entre Lascaux et das Eyzies, cet ancien port florissant d’environ la Vézère s’inscrit dans un paysage typique aux Périgord. Bien gardés par ses châteaux – ns Manoir aux la salle, à l’entrée du village, les château aux Clérans, au-dessus de la rivière et ns château ns Chabans, fleuron du la côte ns Jor – le ville s’enorgueillit d’accueillir, à lintérieur la beau église romane ns XIIe S, le dur Musical du Périgord Noir.


It is in a see of vert hills, in the Vosges mountains, the Saint-Quirin settled, this, from thé Gallo-Roman era oui evidenced passant par the archaeological site de the overcome William. From a more recent past, thé priory and its church with deux towers with three bulbs superimposed testify to auto religious vocation ns the village in auto thirteenth S. Douane glassware and legend of the miraculous fountain also mingle in this pleasant stage.


Organized roughly a Benedictine monastery built passant par the disciples de Saint-Robert, the village experienced violent clashes. Indigenous this period, however, continues to be a beautiful fortified Romanesque church ns the twelfth century and manor houses dressed in rock in a hilly landscape nous the borders du Corrèze and Dordogne.


Belvedere on the estuary of the Rance, Saint-Suliac has long remained a ville of terre-neuvas conditions météorologiques which guarded the Virgin ns Grainfollet. In the alleys where kids run out of school, thé flowers thrive between thé granite stones du the magnificent houses. Tidal mill, old salt mines, menhir … are amongst the local treasures that deserve to be admired in a remarkably maintained site.


In auto heart du the Queyras Regional la nature Park, at an hauteur of 2,042 m, Saint-Véran boasts auto highest populated municipality in Europe. In the village, consisting ns several neighborhoods, wooden et stone chalets with slate roofs, fountains, bread ovens and sundials, are typical du the local “everyday” heritage, while the many chapels et mission crosses testify to thé faith of the inhabitants.


Belvedere conditions météorologiques the Mediterranean perched at virtually 800m over sea level, this constitue defense post ns the Franco-Italian border on the Maginot heat has longue been a coveted military site. Today, the village offers tourists eager for authenticity, its narrow streets led with pebbles, the breathtaking view de the coast d’Azur and its sunny climate.


At the heart du a hilly landscape de the pilat Regional nature Park, a chartreuse has come to be a village. Si the homes occupy aujourdhui a super part ns the spiritual buildings ns the site, auto conventual church ns the 17th century et its amazing furniture, auto kitchen ns the Carthusians, the big cloister et a hermitage are open to thé visit.


On auto slopes of a canyon dug by the Tarn gorges, Sainte-Enimie floor its massive limestone homes at the foot of an old Benedictine monastery which remains a chapel et a chapter house. At his feet, auto source de Burle who would ont cured auto Merovingian princess Enimie leprosy…


Located nous the right bank of auto Lot, Sainte-Eulalie is arranged in arcs of circles around the church square, a masterpiece du Romanesque et Gothic art. In shingle cobbled streets ns the Lot, thé houses, passionately flowered par the inhabitants, date from auto 15th to auto 18th century.


Perched nous a rocky peak overcoming 70 meters thé valley du Erve, in between Laval and Le Mans, Sainte-Suzanne is le meilleur known as the medieval city that defied William auto Conqueror. And yet … Its double ramparts et the rich patrimoine of that time still visible space not thé oldest witnesses in thé history de Sainte-Suzanne.


At 950 moyen altitude, in auto Regional organic Park of Auvergne Volcanoes, Salers is an essential arrêter in the region. A dunicité 16th century ensemble, that is mansions et volcanic rock turreted residences give the village austere charm. Among auto many rich héritage of auto walled city, the Saint-Mathieu church consists of five tapestries Aubusson ten century, burial and lectern polychrome.


An eagle nid on a granite top at nearly 500 m altitude, Sant’Antonino is one ns the oldest villages in Corsica et one du the highest possible in Balagne. Streets, walkways et houses mix with the rock. From thé remains de the old castello, the view du the plain and the sea is splendid.


“Saran Astia” At Sare, we oui time. This is auto motto de this village set at the football of the legendary mountains of Axuria and Rhune whereby traditions, those du celebration, sport jaune contraband, oui gone through auto ages.


40 miles from Auch, in Gascon country, Sarrant wraps its tall houses of stone, mud and timber around thé church du St. Vincent rebuilt et enlarged after auto wars du religion. Conditions météorologiques enter the ville through a vaulted door de the fourteenth century pierced passant par a massive square tower, witness de its middle ages past.


In thé heart of Ségala, 35 km south-west ns Rodez, this old royalistes bastide has kept its original plan du 1281. In the square with forty-seven arcades, where have settled merchants and craftsmen, conditions météorologiques can still le respect beautiful half-timbered houses jaune Renaissance style.


Located conditions météorologiques the peninsula of a loop of the Auvézère, Ségur-le-Château is, as its name suggests, a “safe place” that had chosen Viscounts de Limoges à establish their castle. If there remains aujourdhui a keep du this edifice ns the 12th century, la noblesse houses v turrets jaune half-timberings testify in num of thé splendid temps that knew the ville from thé XV to the XVIIIth S, while bas of Appeals rendering judiciaire on 361 lordships de the region.


At the football of thé Dentelles ns Montmirail massif, overlooking thé Rhone vallée in a landscape ns vineyards, Séguret is dominated de the tower of its old middle ages castle. During thé tour in auto village, we discover auto Reynier gate, a vestige de the fortifications, the fountain of Mascarons, thé wash house et the belfry ont well oui the Romanesque church Saint-Denis …


A few kilometers native Fayence, Seillans has actually everything of the common Provencal village: its homes built nous a hillside, the cobbled streets, vaulted passages et squares wherein the fountain sings, its sunny climate and landscapes de vineyards and olive groves. The place seduced auto painter Max ernst who lived there the last years du his life and whose work deserve to be admired at the pile Tanning-Ernst.


In thé south ns Burgundy, this structure stronghold of Saint-Hugues, founder ns Cluny is auto historic capitale of Brionnais. In this beautiful village, the héritage does no fail, between auto castle et its square tower ns the ninth S, the magnificent Romanesque church Saint-Hilaire with its steeple v eight arches et columns and its carved portal or its old dwellings in auto shade nearly pink.


15 kilomètre south de Royan, nous a rocheux promontory overlooking auto estuary ns the Gironde, Talmont, has actually kept its d’origine plan du bastide, built in 1284 de Edward je of Aquitaine. Dominating auto village, thé magnificent Sainte-Radegonde church, symbol du the Poitou-Charentes region, is still fortified with ramparts.


In the heart de the cantal mountains, Tournemire is a charming green bourgade on i m sorry watch the castle du Anjon, magnificent building with square body et four round towers. Around the Romanesque church du the 12th century, the houses du the 14th et 15th centuries, with their tufa stone walls et their lauze or slate roofs, are typical ns the traditional cloison house.


Perched at 635 moyen altitude, ce is rightly that Tourtour is nicknamed “the bourgade in auto sky ns Provence”. Stone houses with round tiles, the carré des Ormeaux et its eight fountains, vaulted passageways and sun-drenched roads … everything is there! auto enclosure du the middle ages castle et the castle de the XVIIth century tell several past de the ville …


Bearing thé name de a an effective viscount that reigned over auto Limousin, Perigord et Quercy for ten centuries, Turenne has actually kept countless traces du its history: thé Caesar et Treasury towers, remains du the lock overlooking auto village, old private mansions from thé 15th to the 17th century adorned v turrets or watch-towers and simpler mansions v roofs spanned with slate or slate…


Clinging à a volcanic peak facing the chaîne des Puys, the Dore Mountains et the Cézallier plateau, Usson and its couleur noire stone winemakers were oz dominated par a castle the was for 19 years, thé place of exile queen Margot . South de the Romanesque church Saint-Maurice et the chapel de the queen, a course leads to auto basaltic organs ns the village.


At the football of montagne Ventoux, clinging to a rocheux peak dominating vineyards, garrigue and cherry trees, Venasque is an old medieval city which stays today thé remains ns the ramparts et three Saracen towers. In thé heart ns the Provencal village, conditions météorologiques discover steep streets, houses ns golden stones marqué also the Notre-Dame cathedral church and a splendid baptistery from auto 11th century.


Between Fecamp et Dieppe, installed conditions météorologiques the plateau du Caux overlooking the cliffs ns the Alabaster Coast, Veules-les-Roses offers tous the attractions of a bourgade between sea and countryside. Antérieur à flowing into thé Channel, the Veules, the “smallest sortie in France”, uses a green et flowery cheminement through thé mills and thatched cottages, if villas et bath cabins recall thé origins de the seaside resort.


Facing thé Monts aux Morvan, at auto top ns a steep hill, Sainte-Madeleine basilica, majestically watch over vineyard houses and Renaissance mansions. This masterpiece ns Romanesque de lart restored in thé 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc, makes du Vézelay a high place de pilgrimage et a alloue of exit towards Compostela.


This ancient trading city capitale of Conflent has kept an extremely beautiful traces ns its history et its status as a defensive site. Thus, the ramparts et the tower de the Viguerie, built by the Count du Cerdagne in the 11th century, then reinforced de the fortifications de Vauban in thé 17th century and the quai Liberia, newly listed ont World Heritage by UNESCO, jaune the stalls and houses of notable or riche traders …


Located in between Bergerac in thé North and Villeneuve-sur-Lot in thé South, the royaliste Country loger of Villeréal, started in 1267 de Alphonse ns Poitiers, uses a typical structurellement of this “new towns” built in thé Middle eras in the South ouest of france : its carré at thé angles, which encore houses the la publicité activity de the village, et its roads at right angle over i beg your pardon coexist timber sides and facades ns gilded stone.


On the banks ns the Ardèche, leaned versus a cliff, thé castle de the Lords ns Vogüé et its 4 round towers clock over auto village and its narrow roads in amphitheater lined v arcades et vaulted passageways. Auto pretty houses with warm colors et round tile roofs testify to the southern character of the city.


Enclosed in a loop ns the mère river, behind a fortified wall calmer well preserved, Vouvant was attaché from auto legend of Mélusine, ancestor ns the counts de Lusignan who would oui given, in une night, a lock in thé village. Native this building only remains, city hall over thé houses coated through lime, the dungeon referred to as “Tour Mélusine”. The magnificent Romanesque church of the 11th century is a need to visit.


Between Paris et Orleans, Yèvre-le-Châtel combines auto strength du its ramparts et its 13th century castle, overlooking thé Romanesque Saint-Gault church and the unfinished nave du Saint-Lubin, with thé charm ns its flowery alleys, the old limestone houses and gardens that inspire internationale painters and artists.

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Stone residences with wood balconies, alleys full of wisteria and geraniums … cette is referred to as “the pearl de Lake Geneva. Dominating the shores de the lake which fabriquer the bourgade a port de fishermen et boatmen, the square keep is one de the remains of the middle ages past du Yvoire which celebrated, in 2006, auto 700 years of its fortifications erected par Amédée V le Grand, Count ns Savoy.


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