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The pretty medieval village of Olargues is an idylic place to live and is the home village of one of our regular bloggers.

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Those of you who also read the blogs of Christoper Campbell-Howes will know that Olargues in the Languedoc is his home village. This pretty medieval village is situated on the south bank of the river Jaur and is between the south of France and the massive central. Consequently the area is influenced by both and you will find Chestnut and cherry trees rubbing shoulders with vines and olive trees, whilst the hot summer sun tries to heat up the waters of the River Jaur.

The village is situated at the foot of the Caroux Mountains and has a thirteenth century single span bridge and steep twisting streets which lead up to a 1000 year old belfry.

It sounds idyllic, no wonder he moved from Scotland!

The picture of Olargues is copyright and courtesy of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France organisation