A town frozen in time
One of the most intriguing things about the French region of Languedoc is the long, rich and fascinating history that the area possesses. Within the region there are many smaller towns and villages that serve as modern-day testaments to centuries past. With ancient art, exquisite architecture and evidence of a time gone by, visitors get the unique opportunity to take a step back in time and experience a little piece of history right before their eyes. One such village is Saint Guilhem le Desert, a medieval town that seems to be frozen in time. Named for Prince Guilhem of the ninth century, this small town has somehow managed to maintain its ancient personality, making it a truly unique and fascinating place to visit. From old homes constructed of stone to antiquated towers that still dominate the landscape. But don’t let the village’s quaint appearance fool you – there is plenty to do and see in Saint Guilhem le Desert. For instance, the Clamouse Cave beckons visitors to come and explore and the Abbey of Gellone remains true to its ancient sacred roots. Not only is Saint Guilhem le Desert rich in historical finds, but it also happens to be an incredibly beautiful place to see. In fact, it’s been named one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (Most Beautiful Villages in France). There’s a peaceful shady square featuring a tranquil fountain of water. The flowing Verdus stream stretches throughout and the landscape is teeming with life from ancient oak and pine trees to fragrant thatches of thyme in ample abundance around the town
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