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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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Circuit du vieux village de Suze la Rousse

Suze-la-Rousse
Logo de La Drôme Tourisme
Historic site and monument

Aurel

Aurel
Historic site and monument

Village de Condorcet

Condorcet
Historic site and monument

Rimon-et-Savel

Rimon-et-Savel
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Piégros-la Clastre

Piégros-la-Clastre
Historic site and monument

Vercheny-le-Haut

Vercheny
Puy Saint Martin
Historic site and monument

Puy-Saint-Martin

Puy-Saint-Martin
Vue générale - Rousset Les Vignes
Historic site and monument

Rousset-les-Vignes

Rousset-les-Vignes
Village de Pont de Barret
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Pont-de-Barret

Pont-de-Barret
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Mirabel-et-Blacons

Mirabel-et-Blacons
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Bourdeaux

Bourdeaux
Vaunaveys la Rochette
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Vaunaveys-la-Rochette

Vaunaveys-la-Rochette
Eurre
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Eurre

Eurre
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village SAHUNE

Sahune
Grâne
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Grâne

Grâne
Poët laval village dieulefit tourisme
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Le Poët-Laval

Le Poët-Laval
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Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze

Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze
Le Poet Célard
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Le Poët-Célard

Le Poët-Célard
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Puygiron

Puygiron
Historic site and monument

Mollans-sur-Ouvèze

Mollans-sur-Ouvèze
Beaufort sur Gervanne
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Beaufort-sur-Gervanne

Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
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Village de Montaulieu

Montaulieu
Vignes - Valaurie
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Valaurie

Valaurie
Historic site and monument

Village de Venterol

Venterol
Cobonne
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Cobonne

Cobonne
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Marsanne

Marsanne
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Saint-Benoît-en-Diois

Saint-Benoit-en-Diois
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Roynac

Roynac
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Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois

Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois
Montclar sur Gervanne
Historic site and monument

Montclar-sur-Gervanne

Montclar-sur-Gervanne
Chapelle Saint Marcel
Historic site and monument

Soyans

Soyans
La Tour de Chamaret
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Chamaret

Chamaret
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Savasse

Savasse
Saoû
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Saoû

Saoû
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