Beautiful villages in France near the border with Spain

If you are thinking of making a quick getaway to France, here we leave you some very beautiful towns that can be seen in the neighboring country very close to the border.

Like Spain, France it also has an association that brings together the most beautiful villages in the Gallic country. And now we are going to stop to get to know some of them, some towns that are not only beautiful but also they are very close to the border with Spainso they are ideal for a quick getaway to see some corners of the neighboring country.

From Sare to Ainhoa

In the heart of the French Basque Country, in a land where there are witch legends and covens, you can take a very particular route: go from Sara to Ainhoa. With these names of women we find two beautiful towns that were born in their day as stops in one of the main border crossings of the Camino de Santiago, and that stand out for their typical half-timbered houses, made of white stone and wood painted in shades of red, blue or green.

Saint John Foot of Port

San Juan a Pie de Puerto (or Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in French) is another charming town that we have very close to Spain, just 8 kilometers from the border with Navarre. After a very mountain road that crosses a typical Pyrenean landscapeyou come to this town walledfull of charming corners and which, historically, is one of the starting points of one of the oldest routes on the Camino de Santiago, the French Way.

Saint Bertrand de Comminges

We continue moving towards the east and near the French-Spanish border, at the height of the province of Huesca, you can find the municipality of Saint Bertrand de Comminges. The town still retains its medieval stylewith monuments such as the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady or the Basilica of Saint-Just de Valcabrer, on the outskirts. Also on the outskirts are the Gargas Cavessome caves with cave paintings that are around 27 thousand years old.

Evol and Villefranche de Conflent

Our list of recommendations ends in the Catalan Pyrenees Natural Park, where we recommend two towns. One of them is called evolution, a small village of rustic stone houses and which preserves a Romanesque church and a castle (although this one is in a state of semi-ruin). the other is Villefranche de Conflenta town in which Fort Liberia stands out, one of the twelve military fortresses built by Vauban throughout the country and which were listed in 2008 as a World Heritage Site.

Photo 1 | Flickr – Eneko Bidegain
Photo 2 | Flickr – Jesus Abizanda

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