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La Couvertoirade, Millau

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Historic Site
Few medieval villages in France are as well preserved as La Couvertoirade. Located on the Larzac Plateau, this beautifully restored village reflects the military power of the Knights Templar, who built the fortress in the 12th and 13th centuries. Have your camera ready when you arrive in this historic town, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Walk the ramparts, and don’t miss the 20-minute movie on the history of the village. Take a guided tour that includes the House of the Scipione or rent an audio guide, available in English. To visit La Couvertoirade and other attractions in Millau, use our Millau trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is by far the most authentic walled town/castle we have visited in Europe that a few paople still call home. Amazing to try to figure out why the Templars built there then????????  more »
  • A great place to wander around. There are also a good number of country walks on excellent paths in the surrounding area. You can make the walks as gentle or as strenuous as you like. No entry charge ...  more »
  • The village was originally built by the Knights Templar and has retained a lot of the features and buildings from that time. There are also a wide selection of shops selling a variety of hand crafted ...  more »
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  • Spellbinding little place, every turn a new photo opportunity. Loved my visit here
  • Trés belle ville fortifié, bien conservé et bien entretenue
  • Lovely old buildings
  • beautiful village not to be missed. If you pass nearby do not hesitate to do a detours you won't regret. A jewel with a beautiful mill. A wonderful atmosphere and a breathtaking habitat conservation. In addition to the inhabitants very sympatric.
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  • TOURIST VILLAGE. Pretty medieval village made up of traders. Too bad. Awarded to new and clean, for tourists. Prepare the currency: it starts with the car park located at 350 m. Even you, friends MOTORCYCLISTS. Provide water bottle for the summer, as they say: "the Sun knocks!".
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