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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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Puygiron

Puygiron
Saoû
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Saoû

Saoû
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Alixan

Alixan
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Marsanne

Marsanne
Poët laval village dieulefit tourisme
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Le Poët-Laval

Le Poët-Laval
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Le Poët-en-Percip

Le Poët-en-Percip
Chapelle Saint Marcel
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Soyans

Soyans
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Village d'Aubres

Aubres
Grâne
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Grâne

Grâne
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Rochefort-en-Valdaine

Rochefort-en-Valdaine
Village La Garde-Adhémar
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La Garde-Adhémar

La Garde-Adhémar
Vue générale - Montségur sur Lauzon
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Montségur-sur-Lauzon

Montségur-sur-Lauzon
Suze
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Suze

Suze
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Saint Restitut

Saint-Restitut
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Allan

Allan
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Village de Montaulieu

Montaulieu
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La Bâtie-Rolland

La Bâtie-Rolland
Cobonne
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Cobonne

Cobonne
Fabrique de Poterie de Cliousclat
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Cliousclat

Cliousclat
Village de Pont de Barret
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Pont-de-Barret

Pont-de-Barret
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Le Poët-Sigillat

Le Poët-Sigillat
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La Baume de Transit

La Baume-de-Transit
Eurre
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Eurre

Eurre
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Mirabel-et-Blacons

Mirabel-et-Blacons
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Montbrun-les-Bains

Montbrun-les-Bains
La Tour de Chamaret
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Chamaret

Chamaret
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Roynac

Roynac
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Mirabel-aux-Baronnies

Mirabel-aux-Baronnies
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Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze

Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze
Mirmande
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Mirmande

Mirmande
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Bourdeaux

Bourdeaux
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Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois

Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois
Vignes - Valaurie
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Valaurie

Valaurie
Chabrillan
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Chabrillan

Chabrillan
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La Laupie

La Laupie
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Village de Chaudebonne

Chaudebonne
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