Classified as one of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’, Olargues encapsulates the essence of the High Cantons of the Languedoc. Perched on a rock and almost encircled by the River Jaur, Olargues cannot have changed overly much in the last 500 years. The village is remarkably well-preserved and to wander through its narrow lanes discovering its ancient houses with the sound of the river in the background is a joy.

The annual Chestnut Festival is a traditional festival held in October/November to celebrate the chestnut which was a staple food of villagers and livestock in the hill country.

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