It's on a hilltop (I know, I know, they're all on hilltops. Yawn.)
It's a small village (good for a half-day visit) with charismatic cobble-stoned streets.
If you keep heading uphill you'll find a rather fortressy looking building.
Strangely enough, it's a fortress.
Built in the 10th century, the main part you see here is apparently open afternoons (we visited in the morning).
However we found the adjoining chapel open.
Not the fanciest we've visited, but I'm a sucker for old churches and loved the colours in this particular one.
And the chandeliers. Oh, how I love chandeliers.
In fact, I think I have a little problem with chandeliers.
Something about the way they look in that beautiful filtered light.
Can't. stop. photographing.
OK, there was a nice brass incense burner hanging over the altar...
Hey - what's that over there...
And up there-
That was the last one. I promise.
Once I dragged myself away from the crystal we headed out to the viewing platform on the other side of the fortress.
Where we found a picturesque autumn vista.
Fields of yellow vines
Then it was time for lunch, so we were on our way.
Back past the beautiful streets and alleys.
Snazzy vintage cars (leather interior...nice)
Toddler looking for the slot to put a coin in
And of course it wouldn't be France without an archway to drive home through.
And that was Ansouis (for us)- small but nonetheless lovely.
Easy to see how it made the list of France's 156 Plus Beaux Villages.