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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

France has an official designation for beautiful villages that meet a strict set of criteria.

Official French Beauty
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... except when it comes to the attractiveness of French towns.

La Couvertoirade
This tiny village in Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées is full of tourists.

Gassin
Gassin, in Provence, is officially one of France's most beautiful villages.

La Grave
Beautiful village in Hautes-Alpes famous for its telepherique and the mountains surrounding it.

Lauzerte
A lovely village in Tarn et Garonne.

Lods et la vallée de la Loue
With its old houses along the Loue River, Lods definitely deserves its inclusion on the list of the Most Beautiful Villages.

Mortemart
A tiny village in Limousin.

Peyre
One of France's official Most Beautiful Villages, located on the Tarn with a terrific view of the Millau Viaduct.

Saint-Véran
The highest commune in Europe is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Avoisinant Sixt-Passy, la plus grande réserve naturelle de Haute-Savoie, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74) est officiellement l'un des Plus Beaux Villages de France, moins connu pour le village lui-même que pour son patrimoine naturel.

Tourtour
This official Most Beautiful Village is nicknamed "the village in Provence's sky."

Yvoire
A beautiful, flower-filled medieval village on Lake Geneva.

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