France is renowned for its charm. Whether it’s in the alluring boutique storefronts and gourmet eateries that fill the country’s capital, or the quiet bustle of the historic towns that lie on hilltops overlooking vast landscapes – beauty can be found in every corner of France’s settlements.
But beyond these built-up and better-known areas of the country which are undoubtedly on the tourist-trodden route, there lie some of France’s best-kept secrets. Nestled in the verdant countryside or hidden in thriving wine-growing regions, these beautiful villages are just what travelers need to connect with the authentic and untouched side of France.
The magnificent historic architecture, rich cultural heritage, and delicious culinary delights (which are simply to die for!) are just a few characteristics that make French villages so awe-inspiring. In our opinion, a trip to France is not complete without a trip to at least a handful of small French villages.
That’s why, here at Unforgettable Travel, we’ve picked our favorites of the bunch to share with you for when you next visit the country. We hope this selection of the nine most beautiful villages in France will offer some inspiration to those keen to delve deeper into discovering what France has to offer beyond its bustling cityscapes.