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France is the most popular tourist destination in the world and part of the reason is the villages of France. Like scenes from fairy tales, France’s villages are chocolate box-like with monumental and architectural jewels. Picturesque medieval houses, narrow streets and stunning natural surrounding, the reason why France is one of the most popular destinations in the world becomes clear.

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From Brittany to Provence, from Aquitanine to Normandy, there are villages, most relatively unknown, where an atmosphere of harmony reigns. Take your time and explore the villages on foot. These are five villages of France you must visit, the hamlets, the cobbled streets, the rustic churches and chateax are all part of their charm…

The village of Riquewihr is a popular tourist attractions thanks to its historical architecture and is also very well known for the Riesling and other wines produced in the village.

It is believed that Riquewhir looks incredibly more or less the same as it did in the sixteenth century. The village was originally the property of the Dukes of Wurttemberg and historically the villages served as a trading hub, wine village, for Alsatian and German wine.

Riquewihr is one of the few towns in the area not to be badly damaged during World War II.

Monpazier is a village commune in the Dordogne region of France. Located in the south west France the village is a member of the most beautiful villages of France association.

A thirteenth century village which was founded in 1285 by King Edward I of England. It was home to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard II of England, while there is the Chateaux du Biron and the Dordogne River is nearby.

Located in the Pyrenees, the small village commune of Ainhoa is also found in the south wast of France; The village is a charming and quaint dwelling  in what is the traditional Basque land the province of Labourd.

The inhabitants of Saint Lizier are known as Licerois. The village of Saint Lizer has a long and rich history stretching back to pre Gallo-Roman times. The village is named after a sixth century bishop called Lycerius, later canonised as Saint Lizier.