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Monday, September 30, 2013

Entrevaux, France - a Medieval Village

Dear Family and Friends,

After we visited Annot, we took the train to Entrevaux which is only 15km away.   

Located across the river Vas, this medieval walled village was a great experience for us.



Entrevaux was founded in the 11th century.  You enter through the draw bridge that crosses the river.  You have the feeling that you are on a movie set, but this is real.  Notice the citadel on the mountain behind the city.  We did not walk up.


Little public squares have shopping and restaurants.  This one even had a old water fountain.




The village is a maze of narrow alleways, and densely packed dwellings.


Another restaurant we wandered into.


The olive groves were so picturesque.  This picture looks like it could have been taken in Italy.


Chuck checking out one of the gun ports in the village wall.


People live there.  Imagine living in a 800 year old house.


Entrevaux cathedral from the 1600's





Notice the cute angel face with dimples over the door.


The interior was magnificent.


As we were making our way through the narrow streets, Chuck spotted a museum that was a must do.


Next I will share with you about this most unlikely museum in such an old venue.

Love,
Nancy

1 comment:

  1. I stumbled upon your blog here. Was looking at towns in the area and remembered sightseeing in Entrevaux in 1976; fond memories which are fading a bit now. I was barely out of my teens back then. I remember the drawbridge and all that stone...and how lovely the surrounding countryside was...

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