Date of visit: May 3, 2012, around 11:00 a.m.
Let’s start the 2012 Beautiful Village Tour Report.
Our first stop was Yèvre-le-Châtel, a beautiful village in the Centre region, south of Paris.
We rented a car at the airport in Paris at 6:00 in the morning and arrived there around 11:00, taking a break for breakfast on the way. It might have taken longer than I thought.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been here, last October, but I still feel the unique atmosphere when I arrive at the village…it’s still nice.
The car park was a little outside the centre of the village, but far enough to walk to.
We also took pictures of the cars as usual.
The only car parked there was my Fiat. It’s just like usual.
Yèvre-le-Châtel is located in the northeast of Orléans, but there are not many villages around that are certified by the Association of Beautiful Villages, so it was difficult to plan a visit. Fortunately, I was able to find a good time to visit on the first day of the tour.
First of all, like a so-called general beautiful village, nice village houses are usually dotted around and
The church, the symbol of the village
And here was also a chateau, albeit small, but a bit respectable for the size of the village.
But we couldn’t go inside because of the time. It’s enough just to look at it from outside.
By the way, this kind of scenery that you casually witness is very French.
Especially, nameplates and signs are very fashionable for people from other countries.
So I guess we are off to a good start in our first beautiful village of 2012. After that we will go to Bourges and if possible to another beautiful village.