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This old basque village was for centuries between the fires of British, Spanish, Navarran and French forces and bears influences from all of them.
According to the legend, vineyards in the village descend from 70 acres of vines planted on the land granted in 775 by Emperor Charlemagne himself.
Recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this medieval jewel sports a castle of 16th century and even older troglodyte dwellings.
Built around monastery that dates from 11th century, but situated on place of neolitic site of Chadecol, which was established about 4000 years ago!
This small and very old village in Normandy gave its name to the worldwide cheese legend. Enjoy the scenery and taste and buy real Camembert here!
This village was born around Benedictine monastery built by an order of Charlemagne himself. Fortified nature of the abbey lead to nickname Camon as "small Carcassonne".
Founded by rulers of Navarra in late 13th century as a fortified town, it was a melting pot of nationalities and home for refugees from Spain, including Sephardi Jews.
Lampaul is the main village on Ouessant, the westernmost of the Ponant Islands, whose bare landscapes and jagged coastline offer an irresistible attraction.
Famous for its old abbey (11th century), the only one in Auverne with Romanic Cloister and Byzantine frescos, original of which is exposed in Louvre .
Classified as one of most beautiful villages in France, it has narrow streets going up to dungeons on the top of the hill. Houses are made of stone that gives name to the village.
Famous pilgrimage site since Middle Ages because of the statue of Virgin Mary, Pradelles is also recognized as one of The Most Beautiful Villages of France.
Popular for its historical architecture, the village is also known for the great wines produced here. Riquewihr looks today more or less as it did in the 16th century.
This mountainous village in Auvergne is famous for its 13th-century castle and round rooftiles of its houses. Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
This charming medieval village in Aquitaine is packed with historical buildings, and every May it is taken over by flowers that give it a special colorful look.
Old-time residence of Counts of Auvergne, the family that gave the world Catherine de' Medici. Spectacular views from walls of 13th century fortress. French style gardens.
It is famous for the Appellation d'Origine contrôlée (AOC) cheeses Cantal and Salers. It is also famous for the Salers breed of cattle that originated in this commune.
Sports remains of a fortress used as residence by Queen Margot and demolished by Cardinal de Richelieu and exceptional panoramic views.