Moustiers-Sainte-Marie – Tour of the most beautiful villages in France 2012 No.20 -★★★★★

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Date of visit: May 9, 2012, around 5:00 p.m.

The last village of the day is « Moustiers-Sainte-Marie », a beautiful village in Provence.

The road from Baljem to this village is steep and winding, as shown below.


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It is certainly a narrow road, but the pavement is in good condition, and even if the oncoming car came, I was able to pass it without much trouble. (Well, it’s also because I’m getting used to it.

However, it’s not a good idea to drive while looking at the scenery, so concentration is necessary.

And just before we arrived at the village, this lake jumped out at us!

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It’s called « Sainte Croix Lake. » It was an amazing view!

After taking pictures at the scenic point, we went to the beautiful village. The parking lot was surprisingly full.

Like the lake I mentioned earlier, this whole area is a national park, so the number of tourists is much larger than in other beautiful villages. Because the time of day was close to 6 pm, the village was crowded with many people.

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I had the impression that there were many pottery shops.

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Now, there are some high points, so it’s hot, but of course we’re going up!

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The view of the village on the way up to the rocky hill is wonderful.

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The stairs are a bit of a ball, but it wasn’t too far. In the middle of the rocky mountain, there is a small church. Apparently, you can only go up to here.

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Disembarking from the mountain, we strolled around the village again, as it was past 6pm and many shops were closing their doors.

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Although the road was steep, it was a very beautiful village where the hardships were well rewarded, or even more so. The village has a lot of shops and facilities for tourism. I think this village deserves the highest rating among the most beautiful villages in France, except for the convenience of transportation.