10 Most Idyllic Villages In Europe

 

1. Bibury, England

Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It is on both banks of the River Coln which rises in the same (Cotswold) District and which is a Thames tributary. Arlington Row here is a nationally notable architectural conservation area depicted on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports. It is a main tourist destination for tourist visiting the traditional rural villages, tea houses and many ornate protected buildings of the Cotswold District, accordingly it is one of six places in the country featured in Mini-Europe, Brussels.

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2. Colmar, France

Colmar is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which is the Unterlinden Museum with the Isenheim Altarpiece. Colmar has a sunny microclimate and is the one of the driest cities in France making it ideal for Alsace wine. It is considered the capital of the Alsatian wine region .Since 1980, Colmar is home to the international summer festival of classical music Festival de Colmar, so the July is the best time to visit this beautiful place.

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3. Santa Maddalena, Italy

Santa Maddalena is located in the rear part of the valley at 1.339 m e has about 370 inhabitants. Here, at the foot of the Ruefen, also one of the symbols of the valley rises, which is the Santa Maddalena church (1,394 m): according to a legend, this is the place where the miraculous image of Santa Maddalena was washed up by the Fopal river. Only a few km from Santa Maddalena, there is the Zannes mountain pasture, which is starting point for a variety of hikes in all the seasons.

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 4. Cong, Ireland

Cong is a village straddling the borders of County Galway and County Mayo, in Ireland. It is known for its underground streams that connect Lough Corrib with Lough Mask to the north. It was also the home of Sir William Wilde, historian and father to prominent playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer Oscar Wilde. Cong was the filming location for John Ford’s  Oscar-winning film – The Quiet Man. Roman Catholic records for Cong did not commence until 1870. Church of Ireland records from the 18th and 19th centuries have survived and are held at the South Mayo Family Research Centre in nearby Ballinrobe.

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5. Bled, Slovenia

Slovenia has only one island but its uniqueness makes it more attractive than many an archipelago. Sheltered by picturesque mountains, the island reigns in the middle of an Alpine lake. Its charm has made it a symbol for centuries of a town to which guests from all over the world love to return. This town, which has already existed for a thousand years, is Bled. The town is also known in Slovenia for itsvanilla and cream pastry

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6. Folegandros, Greece

Folegandros  is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea which, together with Sikinos, Ios, Anafi and Santorini, forms the southern part of the Cyclades.  It has three small villages – Chora, Karavostasis, and Ano Meria, which are connected by a paved road. Folegandros an untouched piece of true Greece with a relaxing atmosphere, hospitality and nice beaches.

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 7. Mürren, Switzerland

Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland above sea level and unreachable by public road. Tourism is popular through the summer and winter; the village features a view of the three towering mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Mürren has a population of just 450, but has 2,000 hotel beds. Mürren has its own school and two churches, one Reformed and one Roman Catholic.

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8. Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany. It was a Free Imperial City from the late Middle Ages to 1803.  Rothenburg has appeared in several films, notably fantasies:  Pinocchio,  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,  Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Rothenburg’s famous street Kobolzeller Steige and Spitalgasse is depicted on the cover of two Blackmore’s Night albums  Under a Violet Moon and  Winter Carols.

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9. Sighișoara, Romania

This perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula. Sighișoara is considered to be the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe,  with authentic medieval architecture.

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10. Óbidos, Portugal

The area of the town of Óbidos is located on a hilltop, encircled by a fortified wall. Óbidos remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture; its streets, squares, walls and its castle are a popular tourist destination. The castle now houses a pousada. A really interesting and attractive old town surround by an ancient city wall which you can walk on it. its hillside location offering amazing views of the Estremadura area. The medieval castle is a main attraction.

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10 Most Idilic Villages In Europe

10 Most Idilic Villages In Europe

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