Nothing beats a stroll through the French villages of gold stone, pink rocks and whitewashed houses. Cobbled lanes twist and turn insanely to unveil the sculpted fountains, concealed squares and houses shrouded in purplish wisteria. The enigmatic towns covered with vineries are surely a treat to watch. France has a never ending list of postcard-perfect villages which are somehow overshadowed by its chic and glitzy modern town. Here is our pick of the 5 most beautiful of them in no particular order.
The medieval town of St-Emilion roosts above vineyards prestigious for delivering full-bodied, profoundly hued red wines and is effectively the most charming of all the locale’s wine towns. Named after Emilion, a marvel working Benedictine friar who lived in a cavern here between AD 750 and 767, it soon turned into a stop on journey courses, and the town and its vineyards are currently UNESCO-listed.
Wavering at the peak of a sheer precipice high over the River Lot, little St-Cirq-Lapopie’s terracotta-roofed houses and vertiginous avenues tumble down the lofty slope, managing unimaginable valley vistas. It’s a standout amongst the most supernatural settings in the Lot.
A genuine laid back medieval town, Yvoire, 16km west of Thonon on the shores of Lake Geneva, makes for an incredible day trip. The town is a mob of turrets and towers, old stone houses and flower-adorned lanes
This rough little town roosted on an unimaginable crest, is the gem in the Riviera crown. The principle attraction is the medieval town itself, with little willy nilly stone houses and winding paths (and a lot of exhibitions and shops), and the entrancing views of the coast.
Tranquil, untouristy and set on a slope, Mittelbergheim sits in the midst of an ocean of sylvaner grapevines and wild tulips, its little roads are lined with sand-shaded, red-roofed houses.
Picture courtesy – wordpress.com
Which one of these French Villages relates to your fantasy of a hushed life?
I want to hear from you, so let’s get connected friends!