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La Couvertoirade

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Address: | Street of The Church, 12230, Millau, France
Phone Number: +33 5 65 61 20 55
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Fascinating old fortified town

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Leyland, Lancs
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Leyland, Lancs
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 car parking charge payable on exit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 instead keep driving until you reach the large car park with the toilets, as this... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 or have a strong interest in the subject.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Le Teilleul, France
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the village and the machine (at the time of this review) only accepted exact money..€3.... More 

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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3 of 5 bubbles 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, with decent restaurant prices and no postcard stands to speak of. But what is there... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and church. It is rated one of France's most beautiful villages and it doesn't disappoint.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Was concerned from reading some reviews that this would be a tourist trap but nothing could be further from the truth. For a start 3 euros to park all day is nothing then the site itself is a lovely mixture of cafes, restaurants, craft workshops but most of all a great sense of the history of the place. Try walking... More 

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