La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade is like a miniature version of Carcassonne built by Templars.

Älgbert Elgson

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The small town of La Couvertoirade is located on the edge of the Cevennes in the Occitania region. It is about 75 kilometers from Montpellier and is home to just under 200 people. Due to the well-preserved buildings, city walls and defensive towers from the 12th century, La Couvertoirade is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

La Couvertoirade
La Couvertoirade

The town of La Couvertoirade and its surroundings have been populated by Templars since the 12th century. The place was expanded into a castle over time and developed to a center of cattle breeding and agriculture. Until the Order of Templar Knights was dissolved in 1312, the town developed into a small town. Through the cultivation of grain and the improvement of the water supply, the city finally counted around 600 inhabitants in 1328. In the course of time, the La Couvertoirade defenses were expanded several times by the residents in order to be able to defend themselves against raids and armed gangs of robbers.

The population finally lived for several centuries on the yields from their fields and through cattle breeding. Goats and sheep were bred to get milk, cheese, meat and wool. Tourism became a source of income for self-sufficiency from the 1960s.

The medieval streets of La Couvertoirade are still very well preserved. Also worth seeing is the Saint-Christol church and cemetery, the 12th-century city wall, the defensive towers and keep, and the 18th-century Château de Belvezet. The city can be visited at any time, but certain buildings are closed in the winter months (around mid-November to mid-March).

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How to get there?

There is a large car park with no height restrictions. This costs € 4.00 (as of 2019) per day.

Bewertung: 7 von 10.

Conclusion:
The medieval town is worth a visit due to the well-preserved buildings. During our visit in the off season, unfortunately, was renovated and most of the buildings closed.

We were here: 2019

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Schönbrunn Christmas market

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Here you can learn more about what we have experienced here.

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