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Most beautiful Villages of France

4 new villages recognized as Most Beautiful Villages of France

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4 new Villages ranked as "Most Beautiful Villages of France" in 2022!



The non-profit organisation of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" is the story of the encounter, in 1981, between a man and a book. The book, was the eponymous album published by Sélection du Reader’s Digest, the man was Charles Ceyrac, Mayor of Collonges-la-Rouge.

The elected representative of Corrèze then finds in this book the means to serve a cause that is close to his heart: uniting forces and passions to protect and promote the remarkable heritage of these exceptional villages and thus offer them an alternative to rural desertification. 66 mayors will follow Charles Ceyrac in this adventure made official on March 6, 1982 in Salers (Cantal).

Today, the network has 172 villages spread over 14 regions and 70 departments. Avoiding the pitfalls of the soulless village-museum or, conversely, those of the "amusement park", reconciling the villages with the future, this is our reasoned and passionate ambition.

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, in Corrèze region

The municipality, involved in the "Small Towns of Tomorrow" program, and which strives to enhance all of its heritage and its living environment, beyond its historic heart and its privileged location on the edge of the Dordogne, was able to seduce Commission this year.


Bergheim, in the Haut-Rhin region

In the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, with a perfectly preserved medieval wall and a rich heritage, the village enhances the natural setting in which it flourishes and concentrates its efforts in the treatment of public spaces and building rehabilitation.

Martel, in the Lot department

An old city with a precious medieval heritage, also involved in the "Small Towns of Tomorrow" program, Martel aims to combine rehabilitation and enhancement of buildings, revitalization of the town center by welcoming new businesses and management of road and tourist flows.


Rocamadour, in the Lot department

A major stop on the way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the village of Rocamadour aims in particular to invest in the long term in the preservation and enhancement of the heritage and the management of tourist flows.


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