The best villages in France

Saint Cirq Lapopie
What do you think if today we continue discovering some of the most beautiful corners of Europe? And is that after knowing the most beautiful towns in Italy and Holland, we have been wanting much more. Thus, today we wanted to enter one of the countries with more to offer to travelers like us. Yes, you were right, we mean France.

Finding out which are the most beautiful towns in the neighboring country is not difficult at all. And it is that since the beginning of the 80s there is an association dedicated to bringing together the French towns that have best preserved their purity and charm, whether for their beautiful surroundings, a monument of historical value or a notable heritage of traditional architecture . It's about the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, which currently includes more than 150 towns across the country. Today we are going to talk to you about some of those that we find most beautiful. Can you come with us?

La Roque-Gageac

La Roque Gageac
The first corner we want to talk about is La Roque-Gageac, a town charming located at the foot of a cliff in Aquitaine, Dordogne. The most curious thing is that this place already seemed welcoming to the men of prehistory, who carved their rooms inside the stone walls. Today what can be found are beautiful stone houses with tile roofs.


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It is also not to be missed on our list Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, a small town located in the hills of the Lot. As you can guess from the image, it is an old fortress, although later it will become a town craft. Today, however, it has become the residence of multiple artists.


Beynac et Cazenac
Also built next to the Dordogne river pass is Beynac-et-Cazenac, where there is an imposing castle that was once besieged by Ricardo Corazón de León: Beynac Castle. But beyond the castleYou will find houses with earthenware roofs and cream-colored fronts, in addition to the Archaeological Park.


Another essential town on this list is Conques, in Aveyron, a magical corner that has among its treasures the Abbey of Sainte-Foy. In fact, it is one of the busiest stages of the famous Santiago's road. In addition, it stands out for its beautiful environment. And it is located in a valley between green mountains.


The town of Carennac stands out for its medieval buildings and its natural wonders. From all over the town, we are struck by the peculiar appearance of their houses, made of white or yellow stone. In addition, many of them include ornamentation that makes the town even more special. To make matters worse, lovers of sport You will be able to enjoy the beautiful, since in the surroundings you can practice from descending the rapids of the Dordogne river to cycling or trekking.


Collonges la Rouge
We also want to talk about Callonges-la-Rouge, another magnificent medieval town that differs from the rest by being built in stoneware stone red. This comes from the Habitarelle massif. In addition, it was in this place where the association that we mentioned at the beginning was born.


Finally we want to talk about Najac, a green town surrounded by forests that dress in colors surprising that it has only one street. As if this were not enough to have a special charm, the town stands out for being "hanging" on top of a rocky ridge. In addition, there is an impressive castle that was built in the mid-13th century.

To see the exact location of all these towns, nothing better than to take a look at the following map provided by Google Maps. It is perfect for calculating distances and planning the trip in the best possible way.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Villages in France 2017 (June 2022)

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