Village with a medieval district
During a week in Provence we spent about half a day in Les Arcs, exploring in particular the medieval district which forms part of the larger village.
The main village itself, the lower village, is typical of the area - the houses all in Provence style, a large tree-shaded square with shops and cafes surrounding it, an impressive mayoral house, even a tourist information centre.
'Hotel de Ville' translates as 'City Hall' and this is where the mayor's office & administration is located, in an impressive and beautiful building right in the centre of the village overlooking the central square.
The medieval upper village dates back some eight hundred years and was restored to its original beauty in the nineteen sixties.
I've added a few more photographs and some information on the medieval part of the village in a Travelogue, below.