Our Adaptable Adventure – Being curious

One of the last villages that we visited was Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère:

https://goo.gl/maps/gxrol

Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère belongs to “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” or in English, The Most Beautiful Villages of France. This association promotes the most picturesque villages of France. According to Wikipedia there are some criteria:

the population of the village must not exceed 2,000 inhabitants, there must be at least 2 protected areas (picturesque or legendary sites, or sites of scientific, artistic or historic interest), and the decision to candidate must be taken by the town council.

Does Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère deserve this title? We were very curious about this and decided to have a look. And we have to admit that it was indeed very charming. There is a beautiful Romanesque church from the 12th century, a castle from the 13th century and the river Vézère that flows through the village. But it is also very crowded. To avoid the crowds it is better to come early in the morning. Which unfortunately we didn’t.

7 Comments

  • Atticus September 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I love those photos that look down allies with old buildings on eithr side. (like your first three) Those are awesome.

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    • thesweetkitten September 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Thanks! I had a look at your blog: very impressive!

      Reply
  • unclerave September 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Where is their McDonald’s??? LOL!

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    • thesweetkitten September 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

      What’s McDonalds??? 🙂

      Reply
  • pedmar10 September 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    lovely photos of one of the prettiest area in France. Les plus beaux villages de France is a great initiative here but they are so many hard to make such a list ::)

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    • thesweetkitten September 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

      And then you also have the Villes Fleuries 🙂

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      • pedmar10 September 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

        vrai, and with flowers ranking too; so hard to choose lol!

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