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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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Lovely little place

Visited on a super hot day on our motorbikes so it wasn't the best weather for traipsing around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cyberhell
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Heywood
Acoustics of the chapel are wonderful!

We visited twice because this was so wonderful! There were Renaissance singers the first time, a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Joan F
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Melbourne, Australia
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la blaquererie | Street of The Church, 12230, Millau, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a super hot day on our motorbikes so it wasn't the best weather for traipsing around, but we still enjoyed it! Parking is free for motorbikes but it's a little fiddly getting into the dedicated bike area. If anyone finds a small toy...More

Thank Cyberhell
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We visited twice because this was so wonderful! There were Renaissance singers the first time, a great pleasure.

Thank Joan F
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

7  Thank NickBrum
Reviewed 18 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

1  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
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