Cravant le Village│We left Paris on July 15th, and began our much anticipated road trip through Europe. This was the trip that he had hoped for and dreamed about, but honestly, we weren’t sure that it would happen for many more years. But suddenly, there we were… on the road! We were immediately mesmerized by the charming French countryside. We avoided the highways, and drive through all of the small towns and villages that we could. Along the way, we came across this adorable little place: Cravat le Village.
Amazingly enough, we couldn’t find anything on the internet about this town. On Wikipedia, just a simple line: “Cravant is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.” THAT IS IT! We therefore have very little other information for you, except that we stopped and explored this tiny village while we were driving from Paris to Dijon. We stopped our car near the main church, and then got out to stretch our legs. Justin and Eli played on the church grounds, and I walked the main streets. During my time walking around, I probably saw about six people.
Above and Below, Church Saint Peter – Saint Paul. On a plaque outside the front entrance to the church, I found this information… This church has origins dating back to the 9th century, and is mostly known for its Renaissance chancel-choir (middle of 16th century). It’s remarkable chapels offer a variety of fine decoration which are in contrast to the central idea of the 13th century. The church has been restored several times, and in the 2014-2015 a restoration of the bell tower led to the discovery of some mysterious sculptures.
Very little actual Village Cravant… BUT, if you find yourself on the road from Paris to Dijon, this is definitely a cute little village worth checking out! It seemed extraordinarily quiet on the day that we were there, so perhaps there was something going on that we didn’t know about. Surely it is not always a ghost town!