Between the Dordogne and Provence, on a cliff overlooking a magnificent river valley, sits the lively, medieval village of St. Cirq Lapopie, a place Richard the Lion-hearted once failed to conquer. The medieval village of St Cirq Lapopie dates back to at least the twelfth century and has been preserved in its medieval form. It is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France (actually recently voted #1 by travelers). Though a small village, St Cirq Lapopie is home to many artists, numerous charming shops and galleries, and many excellent restaurants. It is also a wonderful base from which to explore the region. For more photos and information visit this wonderful blog.
aerial view of the upper village, church and cliffs