Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
One of the last villages that we visited was Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère:
Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère belongs to “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” or in English, The Most Beautiful Villages of France. This association promotes the most picturesque villages of France. According to Wikipedia there are some criteria:
the population of the village must not exceed 2,000 inhabitants, there must be at least 2 protected areas (picturesque or legendary sites, or sites of scientific, artistic or historic interest), and the decision to candidate must be taken by the town council.
Does Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère deserve this title? We were very curious about this and decided to have a look. And we have to admit that it was indeed very charming. There is a beautiful Romanesque church from the 12th century, a castle from the 13th century and the river Vézère that flows through the village. But it is also very crowded. To avoid the crowds it is better to come early in the morning. Which unfortunately we didn’t.
Here are the other pictures!