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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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Vue générale - Village de Roussas
Historic site and monument

Roussas

Roussas
Historic site and monument

Sainte-Jalle

Sainte-Jalle
Mirmande
Historic site and monument

Mirmande

Mirmande
Historic site and monument

La Laupie

La Laupie
Historic site and monument

Montbrun-les-Bains

Montbrun-les-Bains
Chabrillan
Historic site and monument

Chabrillan

Chabrillan
Historic site and monument

Barret-de-Lioure

Barret-de-Lioure
Historic site and monument

Village de Montaulieu

Montaulieu
Historic site and monument

Piégros-la Clastre

Piégros-la-Clastre
Village La Garde-Adhémar
Historic site and monument

La Garde-Adhémar

La Garde-Adhémar
Historic site and monument

Le Poët-Sigillat

Le Poët-Sigillat
Montoison
Historic site and monument

Montoison

Montoison
Historic site and monument

Circuit du vieux village de Suze la Rousse

Suze-la-Rousse
Historic site and monument

Sauzet

Sauzet
Logo de La Drôme Tourisme
Historic site and monument

Pommerol

Pommerol
Historic site and monument

Village de Condorcet

Condorcet
Historic site and monument

Puygiron

Puygiron
Ancienne église
Historic site and monument

Livron

Livron-sur-Drôme
Eurre
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Eurre

Eurre
Beaufort sur Gervanne
Historic site and monument

Beaufort-sur-Gervanne

Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
Historic site and monument

Allan

Allan
Logo de La Drôme Tourisme
Historic site and monument

Aurel

Aurel
Vue générale - Rousset Les Vignes
Historic site and monument

Rousset-les-Vignes

Rousset-les-Vignes
Historic site and monument

Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois

Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois
Saoû
Historic site and monument

Saoû

Saoû
Historic site and monument

La Bâtie-Rolland

La Bâtie-Rolland
Historic site and monument

Rimon-et-Savel

Rimon-et-Savel
Chapelle Saint Marcel
Historic site and monument

Soyans

Soyans
Historic site and monument

Savasse

Savasse
Historic site and monument

Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze

Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze
Historic site and monument

Mirabel-et-Blacons

Mirabel-et-Blacons
Vaunaveys la Rochette
Historic site and monument

Vaunaveys-la-Rochette

Vaunaveys-la-Rochette
Montclar sur Gervanne
Historic site and monument

Montclar-sur-Gervanne

Montclar-sur-Gervanne
Historic site and monument

La Rochette-du-Buis

La Rochette-du-Buis
Allex
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Allex

Allex
Historic site and monument

Vinsobres

Vinsobres
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