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The most charming villages to visit in France

Love Exploring Logo By Gemma Prince of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 37: From ancient fortresses to sleepy riverside communities, France is packed with incredibly pretty villages. To narrow down which to visit a new book, The Most Beautiful Villages of France (Flammarion, 2020) offers a collection of the country’s most stunning spots. Each village is chosen based on its historical, architectural, urban and environmental attributes, as well as the village’s initiatives to promote itself. Here we've selected our favorites from the list.

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From ancient fortresses to sleepy riverside communities, France is packed with incredibly pretty villages. To narrow down which to visit a new book, The Most Beautiful Villages of France (Flammarion, 2020) offers a collection of the country’s most stunning spots. Each village is chosen based on its historical, architectural, urban and environmental attributes, as well as the village’s initiatives to promote itself. Here we've selected our favorites from the list.

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