Noyers-sur-Serein, in Burgundy, is surrounded by a loop in the Serein, and within its ramparts with 16 round towers you will see old timber-framed houses with pretty external staircases. Saint-Amand-sur-Fion is a village typical of the region of Champagne with its timber-framed farm buildings and its very fine church. Visit also other fine villages in this tranquil countryside: in the Oise, Gerberoy and in the Aisne, Parfondeval.
All over France you will encounter beautiful villages: Riquewihr in Alsace is a perfect cxample, with its floral houses and its fountains. The villages of Normandy. Lyons overlooking a superb forest. The villages of inland Brittany built of granite.