I know that everyone looks at Paris when traveling to France. The capital, thanks to the Eiffel Tower and other charms, is able to attract tourists from all over the world to become one of the three most visited cities every year. However, more Gallic territory must be explored, giving opportunity to areas such as the Blue Coast, which not only catches your attention for its wonderful beaches, but is also made up of really beautiful villages.
In this article I will tell you about those that in my opinion you should visit yes or yes, although it is also true that not all are easily accessible, since many are located at a considerable altitude.
No one can doubt the charm of Gordes, a municipality located in the Valcluse hills, 370 meters above sea level. Especially after seeing how some renowned painters decided to get inspired by its cobblestone streets with light stone houses when creating some of their works.
Very close to Gordes is Roussillon, a small town of just over 1,300 inhabitants that receives a very curious nickname: «the Provencal Colorado«. What is the nickname for? The 17 shades of brown, red and yellow that permeate the facades of the neighborhood, something that is explained by attending to the ocher quarries located upstream.
With just over 2,500 inhabitants, Seillans is another of the French Riviera villages that I would recommend to everyone. It is located on the slopes of Mont Auzières and invites you to walk through its winding streets, the same ones that take you to the squares and the pink houses that fill life every day.
You have to go up to 800 meters above sea level to set foot in Saint-Agnès, which is in the department of Maritime Alps. They say that it is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the country, something that you can see in first person if you go through its alleys.
This other town is also medieval and has a population that does not even reach 1,000 inhabitants, which is not surprising to anyone considering that it is in the Maritime Alps at an average altitude of 620 meters, which at its highest point reaches be from 1,414 meters. What do we like the most? What is in the interior of Nice and has a prehistoric and artistic past that is breathed through its streets shaped some of the walls.
Some 2,500 people live in Èze, which is also in the Maritime Alps, specifically between Nice and Monaco. I recommend that you go to see its castle, which is flanked by a botanical garden that houses exotic species. And not only that, but you should also relax contemplating indelible views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Last but not least, the town of Peille is another of the great exponents of the French Riviera. He joins the club of those in the Maritime Alps and does so by presenting his candidacy to be one of the most desired by tourists, especially those who want to merge with nature to enjoy incredible panoramic views. And not only that, since its medieval past makes getting lost in its alleys to end up in its fountains and squares a pleasure.
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