La Couvertoirade is a magical, medieval little village surrounded by fortified walls, battlements, and a castle! It was especially magical for us because the village was almost deserted during our visit. This was probably due to the fact that it was 1 degree Celsius – complete with a biting wind! Brrrrr. The upside of the cold is that the puddles were iced over, and Max got to see his first-ever icicles.
The castle was built by the Templar Knights in the 1200s!
The petite graveyard is fascinating, with strangely “Templar” headstones.
The church is the amazing cathedral type . . . so amazingly old.
The Cardabelle flowers hung on doors are said to open in the sun and begin closing up when rain is on the way.
The visit to La Courvertoirade was followed by a random stop in another amazing village – complete with ruins from 350 BC!! See my next post.
Love to all!