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La Couvertoirade

la blaquererie | Street of The Church, 12230, Millau, France
+33 5 65 61 20 55
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This is by far the most authentic walled town/castle we have visited in Europe that a few paople... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Ithaca, New York
Fascinating old fortified town

A great place to wander around. There are also a good number of country walks on excellent paths... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Leyland, Lancs
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la blaquererie | Street of The Church, 12230, Millau, France
+33 5 65 61 20 55
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is by far the most authentic walled town/castle we have visited in Europe that a few paople still call home. Amazing to try to figure out why the Templars built there then????????

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A great place to wander around. There are also a good number of country walks on excellent paths in the surrounding area. You can make the walks as gentle or as strenuous as you like. No entry charge as such - though there is a...More

Thank shieldslad
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The village was originally built by the Knights Templar and has retained a lot of the features and buildings from that time. There are also a wide selection of shops selling a variety of hand crafted and locally produced items.

Thank r15972
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Unlike the similar, but larger Carcassonne, La Couvertoirade is not at all 'touristy' or commercialised, but rather a wonderful little time capsule that rewards the inquisitive visitor. Upon arriving resist the temptation to stop at the closest parking space once through the automatic barrier, but...More

4  Thank NickBrum
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Home of the Knights of Templar, so quite an important historical town. Although most of the buildings are converted to shops (similar to Mont St. Michel), the village is charming and easy to appreciate and navigate. Worth a detour if you are in the area...More

Thank nyctravelr
Reviewed 16 July 2016

It's quite touristy, but really quaint. The old knights templar tomb stones in the churchyard are worth a look at. You have to pay to use the car park - or you cant get out! But it's only about 3 euro

Thank JulieP80
Reviewed 14 July 2016

It's probably one of the most authentic Templar villages, with lots of twisty streets and a fascinating church and Templar graveyard. However, we found it to be a little too touristy, being well stocked with shops and restaurants. Be aware that the parking is outside...More

Thank sonnetpete
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We now live in France but have lived in Italy for years before. Virtually any Italian hilltown of the equivalent size -- I'm thinking Calcata or Ceri or Bagnoregio -- is more attractive than this particular place. True, La Couvertoirade is not (yet) a rip-off,...More

Thank opera_fanatic47
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Excellent atmospheric gem of a place. Less commercialised than Carcassone which we had visited a couple of days previously. A little off the beaten track but well worth the trip.

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 21 June 2016

It must get crowded in high summer (that car park takes a lot of coaches) but we missed the crowds in late May and strolled this beautiful, peaceful , tiny and ancient stone village with barely another soul about.Interesting Knights Templar history, an old castle...More

Thank Scotlandmac
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j p k
attention sur cette page la photo en bas et au centre n'appartient pas à La Couvertoirade, cette image est l'église de Ste Eulalie de cernon.
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