The most attractive Ardeche villages receive the award ‘village of character’ from the local tourist authority. Much like the national ‘most beautiful village’ award it is a recognition of the village itself and its attention to preserving the fabric of the village, and also a tribute to the setting of the village – typically running down a hillside below a ruined castle…but not always.
In tribute to these selected Ardeche villages, a selection of photos…
There are currently 17 of these nominated Ardeche villages of character. Don’t forget them next time you are planning a visit to France!