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Hilltop villages

In the 11th and 12th centuries, medieval fortifications were established on these summits, mostly modest, but sufficient to see and be seen. For a long time historians attributed these hilltop villages to the necessity of defending themselves against the Saracens.
In fact it was the local lords who sought to assemble the rural population in these hilltop villages in order to more efficiently tax them and establish a number of monopolies (mills, ovens, etc.). Houses were built in the shadow of the ramparts and remained there until the 19th century when houses were built lower down the slope. Only a century or so later and the hilltop villages are experiencing a rebirth!

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Savasse

Savasse
Fabrique de Poterie de Cliousclat
Historic site and monument

Cliousclat

Cliousclat
Historic site and monument

Le Poët-en-Percip

Le Poët-en-Percip
Autichamp
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Autichamp

Autichamp
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Piégros-la Clastre

Piégros-la-Clastre
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Sainte-Jalle

Sainte-Jalle
Logo de La Drôme Tourisme
Historic site and monument

Pommerol

Pommerol
La Tour de Chamaret
Historic site and monument

Chamaret

Chamaret
Puy Saint Martin
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Puy-Saint-Martin

Puy-Saint-Martin
Eurre
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Eurre

Eurre
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Marsanne

Marsanne
Vaunaveys la Rochette
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Vaunaveys-la-Rochette

Vaunaveys-la-Rochette
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Espenel

Espenel
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Roynac

Roynac
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Village de Venterol

Venterol
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La Laupie

La Laupie
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La Bâtie-Rolland

La Bâtie-Rolland
Grâne
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Grâne

Grâne
Allex
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Allex

Allex
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Village d'Aubres

Aubres
Chapelle Saint Marcel
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Soyans

Soyans
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Village de Condorcet

Condorcet
Beaufort sur Gervanne
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Beaufort-sur-Gervanne

Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
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Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois

Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois
Historic site and monument

Mirabel-et-Blacons

Mirabel-et-Blacons
Historic site and monument

La Rochette-du-Buis

La Rochette-du-Buis
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Rimon-et-Savel

Rimon-et-Savel
Historic site and monument

La Baume de Transit

La Baume-de-Transit
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Puygiron

Puygiron
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Saint-Benoît-en-Diois

Saint-Benoit-en-Diois
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Montbrun-les-Bains

Montbrun-les-Bains
La Roche sur Grâne
Historic site and monument

La Roche-sur-Grâne

La Roche-sur-Grâne
Vue générale - Montségur sur Lauzon
Historic site and monument

Montségur-sur-Lauzon

Montségur-sur-Lauzon
Grignan et ses lavandes - Village de Grignan
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Grignan

Grignan
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Village circulaire d' Alixan

Alixan
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Rochefort-en-Valdaine

Rochefort-en-Valdaine
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