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. It’s like taking a step back in time…

Cathedrale Saint-Vincent de Viviers

590

572

The streets of Viviers

The main square in Viviers

Overlooking Viviers

Vivers

Walking into Viviers

Advertisements

One thought 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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s