A Village with Houses Perched on the Rocks
It’s a shame there is not much information about the Pont-en-Royans, a village with houses perched on the rocks, in France . I say this because this population is not to believe something so beautiful and picturesque.
Located in the Rhône-Alpes, this bold architecture carved into the rock, stuck to the side of the mountain, makes this village with more than 900 people, really worthy of contemplation. Its southern style and its streets are narrow and high. Walking in this place makes you feel closer to fantasy than reality.
The must visit place is the Musée de l’Eau (Water Museum) and the half-hour walk that ends at the Panorama des Trois Châteaux. The River Bourne runs at the foot of Pont-en-Royans and its buildings were from the Middle Ages (XVI century). It is called “hanging houses”, and there’s no need to explain why.
Near this village perched on the rocks, you can go and visit the grottos of Coranch and situated in the Vercors massif, inter-de-Lans Villar and Pont-en-Royans. It can go every day of the year and, and if you stop for a moment, the recommendation is to eat in the panoramic restaurant, located at the top of the cave. Here, you can find an incredible view of the Vercors Regional Natural Park.
Another tip for you to enjoy is in Royans Pont. It is considered the most beautiful cave in France. Enter here to see a lake with calm and pristine waters that feeds an underground river whose origin remains a mystery.