'must see' village
from the Old Walnut Mill Barrou. It is
acknowledged as one of the most beautiful
villages of France (‘plus
beaux villages de France’
). Its dramatic ruined
cliff-top castle must be the backdrop to
thousands of visitors photographs, it's
certainly very popular with our guests!
It is the
rich heritage and history of the village and its desire to conserve its individuality and authenticity,
that has it listed as one of the 'Most
beautiful villages in France',(Les-plus-beaux-villages-de-France),
it is indeed a beautiful place.
was taking by
friend of ours who has a house in
Its medieval streets provide very pleasant marked-out walks that provide surprises. around every corner.
There is a fabulous fireworks display on the first Sunday of August with the river and castle ruins taking centre stage,
many of our guests have enjoyed the
village provides an number of eating options to suit most
budgets. There is a small eating area in the heart
of the village which is served by a creperie and restaurant
plus other options throughout its winding streets. There is also a number of antique/brocante shops to wander
through in search of treasures or just for window shopping.
An enterprising English couple have opened a salon
de thé (tearoom)calledNo15 just
over the bridge which is proving popular
offer teas, coffees, sandwiches, salads and ice
cream and homemade pastries in a very comfortable dining room. Open from11.00am (closed on Wednesdays)
To get the most of the great views of this
charming village you should park in the parking
area of the 'higher village'. As you enter the
village on the D5 from Vicq sur Gartempe you
take an immediate right turn at the 'Bar
Creperie l'Angles towards the parking.
Head down to the
wall at the bottom of the field to
take in the views. Pop into the tourist office
and pick up a map of the village walk and make your
way down to the 'lower village for more great photo
This is a 'must see' village.