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Published on Jun 11, 2014
"La Mairie" is French for town hall. When it's a bigger city, they called it a different name.
This Medieval village with prehistoric vestiges is in the Var département. It's in "Provence Verte," South of France -- not very far from the Mediterranean.
We rented a troglodyte house here in the cliff for a week. This is still a hugely inaccessible place, but that's why it existed. People were seeking shelter among the rocks.
The village closes down Sunday at noon and is generally closed Monday. On Tuesday morning, there is a terrific and very large Provençale market here. This is no place for people with mobility issues. The atmosphere in the village is very pleasant and this place really is green, with lots of bugs, lizards and so on among the flowers and plants.
The tower with the wrought iron on the top is typica and is 16th c. The rough mistral winds here tend to tear things down, so they made a way for the wind to have its way.
I found two ways to get up to our rented place from the village. I almost preferred all the ones with the stairs. These ancient streets were designed to be able to get donkeys around and the rubble paving is very bad footing. It would take me about 30 minutes just to get up to the house, and was really tiring.
This is a highly mountainous region and not at all flat! Also, pretty much no cars are permitted here. The tower and church bells rang on the hour and half hour from 7 am until 10 pm.
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