Viviers, France – Medieval Icon

Like many medieval towns, it’s best years and peak population (30,000) are well behind it. This formerly walled city dates back to the 5th century. There are now about 4,000 inhabitants but Viviers remains remarkably well preserved. Cars are heavily restricted (largely due to the narrow streets) and its cobbled rues are welcoming. The town itself does a remarkable job protecting its heritage and history. The Cathedrale Saint-Vincent de Viviers is one of the oldest cathedrals in France. Most of Viviers looks like it probably did centuries ago. Viviers, France is a medieval icon. It’s like taking a step back in time…

Cathedrale Saint-Vincent de Viviers



The streets of Viviers

The main square in Viviers

Overlooking Viviers


Walking into Viviers


2 thoughts on “Viviers, France – Medieval Icon

  1. EuroTravelogue May 10, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    Looks like such a wonderful place to spend some time walking the cobbled lanes and imagining life as it was so many centuries ago. I can’t get over how much Viviers reminds me of Saint-Émilion, another medieval village in Bordeaux (as you know). Your photos are brilliant my friend!! Thanks for this virtual tour!

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