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Fantastic Flayosc

Post by Sharat | March 28, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Fantastic Flayosc

The village of Flayosc is scenically located on a small hill surrounded by olive trees, oak forests and vineyards. Flayoscis close to the Cote d’Azur which means it is in a part of Provence that is easy to get to but you don’t have to deal with the crowds that throng to the region’s more popular tourist destinations. The village has a very medieval essence to it which means it doesn’t have a very touristy vibe about it in comparison to many of the other villages in the region. It sits on a rocky hill and is centred around its church that itself is surrounded by medieval homes that served as the village defences.

Exploring Flayosc

The historic town centre is typically Provencal with narrow streets that open onto small squares. You will of course find the odd decorative fountain that is customary with village squares. There is some unusual architecture on display that is eye catching and makes a visit to Flayosc very pleasant indeed. If you are in the region, you should, if you have time, make it a point to drop by.

Check out the church

As we said at the beginning of the guide, the town centre is dominated by the Church of Saint-Laurent and is worthy of a visit. Originally the building was constructed during the 12th Century and was built as a chapel. Not much of the original structure remains and todays building is the product of reconstruction and modifications that took place between the 16th and 18th centuries. The bell tower is of particular note and is made from very attractive wrought iron. There are some spectacular views to be had from the church of vineyards that stretch far to the South.

Authentic Provencal village

You should also seek out the fountains if you are visiting which you will probably come across naturally as you explore Flayosc. These fountains give the town its authentic Provencal feel. There used to be a castle that once stood as part of the village but it was almost completely destroyed during the revolution. All that remains are three of the original doorways through the defensive walls. The countryside surrounding the village features a number of small chapels and if you are the exploring type visit the tourist office and ask for details of suggested walks.

2017 Flayosc (8) by Alehins, on Flickr

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