30 Picturesque Villages Straight Out of Fairy Tales [PICS]

Every once in a while we city dwellers dream of places far removed from all the noise and pollution, where we can see the stars at night, hear the chirping of birds in the morning along with the giggles of children playing by the river, a place where the sunlight is soft on the skin, where people go about their daily lives in a slow pace – like in a fairy tale storybook.

If you are looking for places like that, be sure to check out this compilation of 30 idyllic villages that are straight out of the fantasy realm. If nothing else could get rid of the stress that is building up in your body, then you need to plan a trip to one of these beautiful places.

1. Hallstat, Austria

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2. Wallace, Idaho, US

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3. Farming Village Near Vang Vieng, Laos

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4. Mont Aiguille et Chichilianne, France

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5. Zermatt, Switzerland

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6. Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France

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7. Piran, Slovenia

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8. Cotswolds, England

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9. Motovun, Croatia

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10. Giethoorn, Holland

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11. Narai-Juku, Shiojiri, Japan

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12. Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

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13. Hida Folk Village, Japan

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14. Maria Alm, Salzburg, Austria

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15. Longsheng Rice Terraces, China

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16. Alsace, France

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17. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

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18. Ettal, Upper Bavaria, Germany

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19. Kaysersberg, France

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20. Shirakawa, Japan

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21. Molyvos, Greece

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22. Arlington Row, Bibury, UK

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23. Colmar, France

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24. Saint-Cirq Lapopie, France

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25. Mykonos, Greece

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26. Schiltach, Black Forest, Germany


27. Grimentz Old Town, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland

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28. Medieval Dinan, France

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29. Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic

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30. Xijiang Mao Village, China


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