France is bursting with atmospheric and picturesque villages. Often so beautiful that they seem to come out of a fairy tale. You imagine yourself back in time. We have listed the seven most beautiful villages in France  for you. These authentic villages are definitely worth a visit:


This village is a popular destination in Hérault, and for good reason. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert seems to come from a medieval tale. The village has beautiful stone buildings, narrow streets and attractive squares. It is therefore on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is an important place on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The beautiful Abbey de Gellone in the center of the village welcomes pilgrims daily.



Most beautiful villages in France

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is located in Burgundy. It is an idyllic village situated along steep cliffs. This pretty French village is known as the backdrop to the film  Chocolat,  but also for the aniseed candies  Anis de Flavigny that originate here. Visit the old monastery where the anise candies are made, stroll the promenade and meander through the alleys.




This is a seaside resort in Normandy, in the north of France. It is one of the most beautiful villages in France with only 650 inhabitants, a beautiful harbor and a very high lighthouse. In the Middle Ages, the port of Barfleur was one of the largest in France. You can see the rich history in the charming village.


This village is located in Haute-Saône, above the river Ognon. It is a picturesque village which is surrounded by a medieval city wall. Visit the castle built in the thirteenth century and the Saint Hilaire church from the same period. Are you still looking for a nice souvenir? Then you can buy the best olive oil here. Pesmes is known for its good organic olive oil.


Roussillon is a pretty village in Vaucluse with red houses. It has many beautiful squares and a cozy atmosphere. Roussillon is located in the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon. Next to this beautiful village is the largest ocher mine in Europe, the Colorado Provençale, which is compared to the Colorado Canyon in the United States. This is a special place to walk through. On the way you pass deep ocher-colored pits and bizarre rock formations.



Located in Lot, this village is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in France. At the beginning of the Middle Ages, Saint Amadour stayed here. There are many legends surrounding the Saint and pilgrims have been coming to the village for centuries. Rocamadour is built against a rock and at the top of the rock is an old castle which is worth a visit. Local delicacies of this picturesque village in France include goat cheese and foie gras pâté.



Most beautiful villages in France

This is another beautiful authentic village in the Vaucluse which is visited by many tourists. But despite the crowds, the village is still worth a visit. It is located on a hill topped by a castle from the 16th century. The streets of Gordes are very narrow and the houses have an authentic look. In the castle at the top of the village is a museum of the Flemish painter Pol Mara, who lived in Gordes for a while.