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La Couvertoirade, Millau
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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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  • I love stop in this village (it is not far from the motorway A75). It looks like a fairy tale village. It's beautiful.
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  • A nice town that is worth a visit, which you will have to walk. At the entrance of the village there are a few parking lots, where I think we were the only ones that we pay, because the parking meter if it worked but the barrier upon leaving, was up to the world. In a couple of hours walking can observe this wonderful people, with their streets cobbled his small church, and some shops of craftsmen of the area that sold leather etc.. somewhat expensive things from my point of view. And then you can not miss the mills that have a little more separated by a road from the village itself. Bring cameras well equipped SD card, if it makes you good time out great photos. I leave a few to see the charm of this village. Else beware of the few bars that there are, since we were offered a coca-cola in the area, or done by them, and I must say that I was very rich, it is a bit expensive, but as the saying goes if you want to take something is what it is, there is no much to choose from.
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  • This small village of the 15th century located in the Larzac within 1 hour of Montpellier and 45 minutes from Millau, is beautifully preserved "damage of the 21st century" (although qq TV antennas are visible on the slate for most roofs). With a little imagination we imagine life nearly 600 years ago. Brrr! It's even good progress, although if not always beautiful!
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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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