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Valbonne, France
Quite the reverse of most Provenšal villages, Valbonne was built along the lines of a strict plan drawn up by the monks of the islands of LÚrins off Cannes.

The village is enclosed by fortified houses and counts 4 entrances, one on each side.

Making your way through the labyrinth of streets in the old village will take you to the place des arcades (17thc.), and the hotel de ville and its 19thc. belfry.

There is a lovely fountain where horses and mules used to quench their thirst (1950) right in front of beautiful doorways decorated with symbols of the penitents and the trade guilds.

Source: http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/alpmarit/valbonne/valbonne.htm

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