Discovering some of France's most beautiful villages

Thanks to their architecture, history and exceptional heritage, some French villages are the pride of their inhabitants and a joy for tourists. Perched on its Corsican hilltop, the village of Sant'Antonino is not easily accessible. Here, people still ride donkeys and cultivate olives the old-fashioned way. In Brittany, the charming village of Pont-Aven has inspired artists such as Paul Gauguin, earning it the nickname of "city of painters". Finally, down on the French Riviera, flowers have brought renown to the aptly named village of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

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