Some 152 villages in France are proud to be called the most beautiful French villages (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France).
Charme, coziness, less than 2000 inhabitants and at least 2 protected sites (of artistic, scientific or historical interest) is the shortest way to describe them all. Once you lay a foot in one village like this, picturesques houses and lovely, tiny details take you to a journey in another, a bit forgotten world.
I have had the chance to see Noyers-sur-Serein (in Bourgogne, where the butterfly sign comes from). Le Bec Helloin in Normandy (first picture), charmed me during a visit on a sunny autumn day, while Beuvron-en-Auge looked like just-out-of-the-history-book-picture with its friendly inhabitants, walking in their traditional costumes and hats (pic 2 and 4).
And last but not least, these picturesque places offer at the same time a relaxing hide-out and good-mood discovery...So just find your "bonheur" and enjoy it:)