Upper Town of Cordes-sur-Ciel

The best way to explore the upper town of Cordes is to stroll through its cobbled streets and admire the beautiful Gothic houses (13C-14C). The carving and the windows of the craft shops are particularly worthy of note. The largest and best-preserved houses line the Grand-Rue Raymond VII (or rue Droite); note the warm pinkish Salles sandstone of their façades. Don't miss the Maison du Grand Fauconnier, which now houses the Yves-Brayer Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, and the Grand Veneur house, decorated with hunting scenes.

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