Lure mountains: a hike in the wild moutaineering Provence
LURE MOUNTAINs: a walk in the french flora
A beautiful mountain, perfect for hiking!
Located at the eastern extremity of the Vaucluse, where this department meets the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Lure Mountain is a wild and untouched mountain surrounded by a protected forest of the Ecrins National Park that covers the major parts of the different villages of the area. Walking across the picturesque villages is highly recommended!
A concentration of the French flora at a walking distance
With about 85% of the total flora species that can be found in France, the Lure Mountain gives you a broad knowledge of the natural scenery visible in France. Culminating at 1826m above sea level, hiking up to the summit of this wonderful mountain is a breath-taking experience: a 360° view will be your reward! An exceptional view over the surrounding areas and the Préalps mountains.
While hiking up to the top of the Lure Mountain, called the twin sister of the famous Mont Ventoux, you will discover some unique places.
Some exceptionnal historical sites and monuments
With the likes of Notre-Dame de Lure, a former monastery built in the 12 century in a lush valley, isolated in a forest, at 1200 metres above sea level. While hiking up to the summit, you will most certainly walk along the Contadour, some dry stone-built pens sheep farms, a unique and impressive site, that become famous in the 1930s thanks to the novels of Jean Giono, the daily meeting he had with his artists friends and of course his film “Crésus”.
A hike across the immensity ad the incredible natural beauty of this mountain and the national park the Ecrins is certainly a must-do when travelling in the northern area of the sunbathed Provence.
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