One of the most beautiful and yet not overly touristed hilltowns of Provence, Tourrettes is known for it's beautiful medieval structure, still very much intact, and it's hopping town center (the main square).
Whether you're an adventurer looking to climb the Medieval ramparts of the town, or the type that likes to lounge and drink a coffee or aperitif while watching the local "boulistes" (French baci players) take each other on in the town square, Tourrettes is a promising town for all.
In the last few years, this amazing little jampacked town has gotten a facelift, with new architecture built inside the ramparts and in the city center, to preserve the beautiful and authentic structure of it's outer ramparts.
Tourrettes is one town the Provence tourist will not want to miss, with a small population, minimal tourism after the sun goes down, and a promise for viewing a great game between the local masters of "boule".
This photo was taken on our summer 2007 trip, of one of the newly redone buildings. The stucco work on the exterior is new, as are some of the main foundations for the building, but the look is genuine, and keeps true to French architectural history; fabulous!
One of the most fabulous parts of this town, is that at sunset, the buildings glow, as they reflect the sunset in the natural earthly colors used in the stucco work. The effect is marvelous, and as you can see from this picture, the buildings glow.
Thus we rated this town four stars ****
One suggestion: just take a comfortable pair of walking shoes...then let the adventures begin!
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- Copyright: Danica Killelea (ParisRomaNYC182) (25)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A400
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-31 17:18
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