12 Fabulous Villages To Visit And Instantly Fall In Love

Do you ever have days when you simply need to escape from everything and vanish into a fabled world?Just investigate the towns beneath and you’ll comprehend what I mean. They may seem as though they’re from some dreamland, however, I guarantee you — these towns are genuine and you can visit them!

1. Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence, France

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, is a picturesque French Riviera town known for its forests, pebble beaches, and seaside charm in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France.

2. Bibury, England, United Kingdom

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Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It is on both banks of the River Coln which rises in the same (Cotswold) District and which is a Thames tributary. The village is centered 6 12 miles (10 km) northeast of Cirencester. Arlington Row here is a nationally notable architectural conservation area depicted on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports.

3. Rothenburg, Germany

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany.

4. Gásadalur, Faroe Islands

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Gásadalur is a village located on the west side of Vágar, Faroe Islands, and enjoys a panoramic view over to the island of Mykines.The Tunnel of Gasadalur, Oct 2005. Gásadalur is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar. Árnafjall towers to a height of 722 meters to the north and Eysturtindur to the east is 715 meters high.

5. Bagnone, Italy

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Bagnone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Massa and Carrara in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Florence and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Massa in the Lunigiana, facing the Monte Sillara, which has a peak elevation of 1,861 metres (6,106 ft).

6. Hallstatt, Austria

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Hallstatt is a market town in the district of Gmunden, in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, a culture often linked to Celtic, Proto-Celtic, and pre-Illyrian people of the Early Iron Age Europe, c.800–450 BC.

7. Cinque Terre, Italy

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The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

8. Gokayama, Japan

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Gokayama is an area within the city of Nanto in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its traditional gasshō-zukuri houses, alongside nearby Shirakawa-gō in Gifu Prefecture.

9. Hamnøy, Norway

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Hamnøy is a small fishing village in the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the eastern side of Moskenesøya, about 1.5 km northeast of Reine, along with the Vestfjorden. Hamnøy was previously connected to Reine by ferry, but this was replaced by bridges on the European route E10 highway as part of the Lofoten Mainland Connection.

10. Shengsi Islands, China

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The Shengsi Islands or Archipelago are part of the Zhoushan Archipelago and located south of the mouth of the Yangtze (east of Hangzhou Bay). They comprise 394 islands, each with an area larger than 500 square meters (5,400 sq ft), but of which just 18 are inhabitable.

11. Shirakawa, Japan

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Shirakawa is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri.

12. Monemvasia, Greece

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Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. The town is located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. The island is linked to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length.