Wandering Around Saint-Guilhem-Le-Desert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is an idyllic village in the Gellon Valley in southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. The village takes its name from its abbey, named after a 9th century Frankish priest. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is concealed within the cliffs of the valley and has retained all of its medieval charm and is considered to be one of France’s most beautiful villages. It doesn’t take long to walk around the village, however, I passed an entire day here, gazing across the rocky landscape and enjoying a slice of fruit tart on a beautiful garden patio-come-café.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Dried flower on doors

Dried flower on doors

A dried Cardabelle flower is hung on many of the doors around the village. It is said to ward off evil spirits.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Central Square at Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Central Square at Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Surrounding landscape at Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Surrounding landscape at Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Chestnut lemonade

Chestnut lemonade

Plum tart

Plum tart

Painted plates

Painted plates

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Reserved for all those who wish to sit down!

Reserved for all those who wish to sit down!

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