Seems that perhaps, your response and Stella’s suggest that 20 years has made a wonderful, significant difference in the health of Villieres, if indeed as that old article suggested, it was on the downswing back then.
I feel rather hopeful, for some reason, after receiving your responses to this older article.
Mary… if you want to research a bit… to be somewhat up to date…
Google the place-name and check the various bits and bobs…always something of interest to be found.
The Mairie website will give certain aspects… and then go onto tourism etc etc…
Thanks Stella. Of course, that makes sense. Posting here is part of my ongoing research; don’t mean to make it look as if my questions are meant to ask for complete answers from others… Perhaps my questions and posts sometimes do seem that way. Will try to pay more attention. Cheers.
I found an article about the 222 towns that France has designated to ‘rejuvenate’.