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Tournemire (Cantal)

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Tournemire - France
Tournemire is in Cantal in the Auvergne region of France. 
Tournemire - France
The village is classed among the 'most beautiful villages of France'. 


Tournemire - France
The village sits on a tree covered hill overlooking the valley of the River Doire and falls in the Cantal mountains at the southern edge of the Natural Park of the Auvergne volcanoes.

Tournemire - France
The history of the village is tied up with two families - the Tournemire and the Anjony, and their battles to control the village.

Tournemire - France
Parking is available on the edge of the village - the village itself is not accessible to vehicles (residents only can enter by car) - with a small tourist office next to the car park.
Tournemire - France
The village is small, yet perfectly formed, with many attractive small houses and easy to visit - the road follows a loop around the village, with a path leading off to the castle at the top.

Tournemire - France
Some of the houses are said to have been built on earlier Roman foundations, and almost all are built from the local volcanic rock with slate roofs.


Tournemire - France

Tournemire - France

Tournemire - France
The large-turretted Chateau de Anjony that dominates the village of Tournemire is a sturdy castle with fortified walls and round towers in each corner

Tournemire - France
 Dates from the 15th century, with the adjacent living accommodation added
in the 18th century - the castle is open to visitors.
Tournemire - France
There is a great deal of attractive scenery around Tournemire - try and visit the Gorges de la Maronne - and several of the other nearby villages are also worth a visit.



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