Postcard Perfect — By Rachel Greenberg on August 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Nestled in the Provence region of France, Oppède-le-Vieux is a 12th century village. Although the hilltop vantage point was perfect for medieval living, later residents had a difficult time maintaining their homes and tending to their crops. After generations, many resident began to move farther down the valley where another, more modern town was constructed.

Along with chateaus and stores, an ancient Church was left abandoned in the original village. Today, much of the village has been restored, but the church has been left to nature.

Tags: abandoned, church, france, Oppède-le-Vieux

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