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“Worth a visit”
Review of La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Millau
Certificate of Excellence
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Not sure I would like visiting in the high season, it was busy on a chilly September day. However it is very picturesque and interesting especially if you pay the E5 for the audio guide, available in english. This is very informative and well done. The price also covers a trip up the ramparts.
If the history does not interest your there are lots of restaurants and craft/gift shops.
There is also a very helpful tourist information desk.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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437 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Beautiful for painting too!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I really enjoyed my 5 hours wandering around this village. It's an artists dream literally everywhere you look is a painting or a photograph. It is a beautifully restored 12th century town. we ate at le Creperie which can highly recommend€10 for a savoury and sweet crepe. The shops are expensive. You do have to pay a nominal fee if you want to climb the ramparts. I am told the €3 payment from the parking paid for re cobbling the streets.

Visited September 2013
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Strasbourg, France
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71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Tourist trap par excellence”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Being keen on Templier history, this village was on our agenda. First nasty surprise - having to pay to park there. Then, to find after a long walk, public toilets that were disgusting, just opposite the historic boulangerie! The place is full of touristy little shops, in most of which the proprietors practically snarled at you. And yes I did say bonjour on entering. Finally we went on the Thursday evening for the peasant market which was very small. Nothing to buy except for one stand selling salads and other food which did look good. Couldn't buy any though as there does not seem to be an automatic teller outlet there. All the shops closed too, adding to the grim atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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Glasgow
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely village to visit”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The village was easy to find (sat nav and road signs) with plenty of parking (€3). Lots of little shops and cafes to wander around, and good access around the village. We went for a few hours and got lunch while we were there. If the weather had been better on the day we visited we would have gone for a walk in the countryside around the village.

Visited August 2013
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Charming Knights Templar village”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Well worth a visit. The village can be done in two hours with teenagers, who were not that bored of yet another historical town / village. Well preserved, atmospheric and when we visited not too busy. The food in the restaurant nearest the car park in the tower was surprisingly good.

Visited August 2013
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