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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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Reilhanette

Reilhanette
Cobonne
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Cobonne

Cobonne
Chabrillan
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Chabrillan

Chabrillan
Saoû
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Saoû

Saoû
Chapelle Saint Marcel
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Soyans

Soyans
Vue générale - Village de Roussas
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Roussas

Roussas
Village La Garde-Adhémar
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La Garde-Adhémar

La Garde-Adhémar
Logo de La Drôme Tourisme
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Aurel

Aurel
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Espenel

Espenel
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Village d'Aubres

Aubres
Lavandes - Chantemerle-Lès-Grignan
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Chantemerle-Lès-Grignan

Chantemerle-lès-Grignan
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Vercheny-le-Haut

Vercheny
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Mirabel-et-Blacons

Mirabel-et-Blacons
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Sauzet

Sauzet
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La Bâtie-Rolland

La Bâtie-Rolland
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Rimon-et-Savel

Rimon-et-Savel
Logo de La Drôme Tourisme
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Pommerol

Pommerol
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Village de Chaudebonne

Chaudebonne
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Roynac

Roynac
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Saint-Benoît-en-Diois

Saint-Benoit-en-Diois
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Village de Venterol

Venterol
Village de Pont de Barret
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Pont-de-Barret

Pont-de-Barret
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Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze

Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze
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Saint Restitut

Saint-Restitut
Montoison
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Montoison

Montoison
Fabrique de Poterie de Cliousclat
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Cliousclat

Cliousclat
Grâne
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Grâne

Grâne
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Rochefort-en-Valdaine

Rochefort-en-Valdaine
Allex
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Allex

Allex
Beffroi
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Châteauneuf-de-Mazenc

La Bégude-de-Mazenc
Gigors et Lozeron
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Gigors-et-Lozeron

Gigors-et-Lozeron
Montclar sur Gervanne
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Montclar-sur-Gervanne

Montclar-sur-Gervanne
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Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois

Saint-Sauveur-en-Diois
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Piégros-la Clastre

Piégros-la-Clastre
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