Photographic book

Photos of southwestern France


Campaigns of France - Tarn and Cordes

Campaigns of France - Tarn and Cordes

The countryside of the Tarn are magnificent. Hilly landscapes and villages perched on the heights such as Cordes sur Ciel. If today Cordes counts to 950 inhabitants there were nearly 3000 souls in these places. The architectural richness of the village and the beauty of the houses testify to the power of the village. You will discover old cobbled streets, rich vegetation. Unlike the other small villages of the Tarn, Cordes have many shops.

The French countryside and their villages

The French countryside and their villages

In the pictures below you can see pictures of French villages and countryside. For many centuries, France, like the majority of European countries, was rural. Villages frequently had more than 2,000 inhabitants. The cities were underdeveloped and the economic activities were directed towards agriculture and livestock. With the industrial revolution, the villages gradually lost their inhabitants. The rural exodus began. Cities are growing faster and faster.

Today, the deep countryside of France is deserted. When you walk through the old villages you discover houses with closed shutters and sell. The shops closed one after the other. I invite you to discover the many traces of this history.

Ariège countryside

Ariège countryside

The Ariège is a particularly rual and mountainous department. You will not find large agglomerations or cities. The population of the department is very varied in time: in the middle of the 19th century, the Ariège counted nearly 270 000 inhabitants. Today there are barely 153,000 inhabitants. The countryside is magnificent and the villages testify to the tumultuous history of the place.

Camon is a small fortified village whose enclosures date from the 15th. The village experienced major destruction following floods. The whole was rebuilt and what we see today is splendid.

Countryside of Aveyron

Countryside of Aveyron

The villages and countryside of the Aveyron are magnificent. You will discover small unique villages like Najac or Belcastel (picture below). The landscape is undulating and the valleys are enclosed as at Belcastel. The village is built on the slopes of the hill. Old medieval bridges span rivers. In summer, the shores are places of leisure and relaxation. I invite you to look at the many other photos devoted to the most beautiful villages in the south west of France. A unique and rich heritage. (© Photos by )

Photos of European countries to visit

Photos Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Photos Informations

Hungary Pictures

Hungary Pictures

Photos Informations

Spain photos

Spain photos

Photos Informations

Scotland Photos

Scotland Photos

Photos Informations

Photos of Portugal

Portugal

Photos Informations

Photos England

Photos England

Photos Informations

Pictures Amsterdam

Netherlands

Photos Informations

Photos of Asian countries to visit

India photos

India photos

Photos Informations

Photos of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Photos Informations

Images from South Korea

South Korea

Photos Informations

Cambodia photos

Cambodia

Photos Informations

Photos of Japon

Photos of Japon

Photos Informations

Photos of Thailand

Photos of Thailand

Photos Informations

Photos of Taiwan

Photos of Taiwan

Photos Informations

Photos of America

Website information