"LARRESSINGLE" Larressingle by Lady_Mystique
Larressingle Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 19 photos
Larressingle is one of the most beautiful fortified villages in France. It is a most charming medieval village surrounded by vineyards and fields of corn and sunflowers. The bastide had to fend off aspiring conquerors from all sides and, so, it was designed to enable the inhabitants themselves to ensure its defense. It is also the only example of such a defense system to remain intact today!
BEYOND THE WALLS
Once inside the walls of the bastide of Larressingle, there are no streets as such, only flower-lined pathways that lead you from church to inn to tower. I was absolutely captivated by the cozy charm of this place and could see myself living there as one of the inhabitants quite contentedly!
A Gem of a VILLAGE
Just wandering around this village was such an inspiration! Everywhere I looked I saw something beautiful and in the simplest of places...a stained glass window; a flower-box of vibrantly colored blossoms spilling from its container; an old wooden-planked door that had been worn down from welcoming generations of visitors; and the reds and ochres of the old stone houses, weathered and crumbling, but still sheltering it's inhabitants within their ancient walls.
...on a pebbly street on the way to a shop selling wonderful medieval-themed tapestries ...large and small. One of very... more travel advice
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