Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues

saint etienne les orgues alpes de haute provence

10 km from Forcalquier, 5 km from Ongles, Fontienne and Cruis

Altitude: 687
Population: 882

An ancient village which has retained its picturesque atmosphere, so typical of the Haute Provence. Set at the foot of the Lure mountain, on the ?Route de La Lavande, it is at the northernmost part of a fertile plain. Due to its proximity to the mountain, the village enjoys its own very pleasant micro-climate, with extraordinarily pure air and beautiful luminosity. In March, when the snow melts away, the Lure mountain can be accessed on the road leading to the ski resort. From the top, which is 1826m above sea level, there are superb panoramic views over the valley and the Alps.

What to see, what to visit: the listed Abbey Notre-Dame de Lure, which was modified in 1637; the church of Saint-Etienne (rebuilt during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries); the chapel Saint-Sébastien (nineteenth century); the Château du Truyas and the Château du Tondu.
Recommended activities: walking, horse riding, rock climbing, downhill and Nordic skiing at the Lure ski resort.

Visitez l'ardeche , la provence les gorges du verdon, ou la ville d'avignon, cherchez une location savoie, un hotel luberon, évadez-vous en canoe ardeche, trouver une location villa provence.

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