Life's Little Details: Knitting, Sewing, Green Living, Frugal Living and Cooking In A Little Corner of Southern French Countryside.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

L'un Des Plus Beaux Villages de France

Tower at La Garde-Guerin
Originally uploaded by Sheepish.
("One of the most beautiful villages in France") If when travelling the French countryside, you happen across a sign that says this, do yourself and those you plan to show your vacation pictures to a favor - STOP!

I saw this sign outside a village called La Garde-Guerin in the department of Lozere this weekend. Curious to know if it was just a ploy to attract tourists or the truth, I convinced my hubbie to stop. Good thing I did, because it's breathtaking. It's a very well-preserved fortified village. There are some parts that are in ruins, but it's remarkable how much still stands. It most likely dates from at least a millenium ago. I'll have to find more info about it before showing off more pictures.

Stay tuned in the next few days for that, by the way...