Discover the 159 most picturesque villages in France, selected for their authenticity, beauty, and cultural heritage by the accredited association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.
These charming French destinations offer a truly unique travel experience, from the Provençal vineyards and cherry orchards of Venasque, to the medieval ramparts at Moncontour, to the snow-capped Alpine mountains surrounding Saint-Véran, the highest inhabited village in Europe.
This comprehensive illustrated guide reveals the hidden treasures of France, inviting readers to explore each village through:
o 159 color road maps
o Local history
o Sights and attractions
o Accommodation options
o Restaurant recommendations
o Events and activities
o Gastronomic and artisanal specialties
This new, fully updated edition--including 12 suggested walks and hikes in and around a selection of villages--provides everything you need for a memorable trip through the most beautiful villages of France.