Saturday, January 3, 2009

Oppède-le-Vieux, Luberon ~ The Hilltop Ruins of an Abandoned Village (10/07)

Oppède-le-Vieux is an ancient village located in the Luberon mountains of the department Vaucluse. First mentioned (as Oppeda) in 1008, what exists today is a touristy and extremely fascinating ancient ruin of a village that was abandoned after years of war and turmoil, only to be hit by the "Black Death" and a violent earthquake in 1348. The lower valley has been brought back to life and is a thriving village with the region committed to preserving this history of this historical gem.

More text to come, but for now, please enjoy my images of Oppède-le-Vieux. Indulge me, I did take a few...

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