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The old village

The old village

We live in the vieille ville of La Garde, the old village. The village is built on a rocky hill, which rises from the surrounding plain. At the top of the hill, also called the roche, or rock,  are a church and the ruins of an old castle – a single stone tower, which looks like a rook on a chess board. The oldest buildings on the hill date back to medieval times.

The original city hall is just three doors down, and the date on the stone entablature over the door reads 1729. Continue Reading