Montagne de Lure

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 44.12530°N / 5.77780°E
Additional Information Elevation: 5990 ft / 1826 m
Sign the Climber's Log


Montagne de Lure is a very smooth mountain separating Alps and Provence. The montain is 35 Km long, but this is the only dimension that can be used to compare Montagne de lure to Mont Blanc range... The north side is steeper than the south one. The Nature and it's wildeness has been preserved here.

Montagne de Lure country
Montagne de Lure .

"Pendant toute ma jeunesse, j'ai eu cette montagne à conquerir. Elle fuyait devant mon pied comme une bête pourchassée; elle se cachait sous les brumes, dans les nuages du ciel et dans les nuages des feuilles de la terre ... Alors un beau matin, sans rien dire, la colline me haussa sur sa plus belle cime, elle écarta ses chênes et ses pins, et Lure m'apparut au milieu du lointain pays. Elle était vautrée comme une taure dans une litière de brumes bleues."

Notre Dame de Lure.

Getting There

From Marseille : A 51Motorway, Manosque Exit, then Sisteron Direction.
At Volx Forcalquier Direction
At Forcalquier Banon Direction , or St Etienne les Orgues
Then Montagne de Lure direction

A Nice and Peaceful Mountain for hiking

Hiking routes.

Hiking ideas.

Hiking routes arround Banon.

Les Mourres

Nice place close to Forcalquier.
Some rocks with mushrooms forms are disposed here.
These rocks should be protected and are not for climbing.

Oppedette Canyon

The canyon is about 2 km long and 150m deep.
Some rocks and cliffs...

Books and Topos

Hiking topos.

Topos: GR PAYS Réf 628 Tours dans la montagne de Lure [14 Euros]

Fédération Française de Randonnée Pédestre
Information center
14, rue Riquet
75019 Paris
Tél : 33 (0)1 44 89 93 93
Fax : 33 (0)1 40 35 85 67

Bests Provence Paths.

Largue valley cliffs and rocks

Tourism - Camping

Office de Tourisme de la Montagne de Lure
04 230 Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues
Tél/Fax : 04 92 73 02 57
E-mail :

Tourism Officies.

Forcalquier Tourism Office.

Lavande route information.


Mountain Conditions

Nice Villages

Simiane la Rotonde
Saint Michel

Geologic reserve - Environnement

Geologic reserve web site.

Nature - environnement.

Banon cheese

others sports

Station et remontées mécaniques
Tél 04 92 73 00 73

Red tape

Fire is dangerous in this country

External Links

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om - Dec 10, 2004 11:23 am - Hasn't voted

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when I was young, I was living 500m close to Giono house...

Claude Mauguier - Dec 10, 2004 8:41 am - Voted 10/10

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If anyone would wish to approach with a human touch this mountain and the inner Provence region, there is a compulsory cultural travel to be made through Jean Giono (Manosque, 1895-1970) many books. He was a son of this land and perhaps its best literary symbol. Mind to this : the Mediterranean shore has nothing to do with Provence, it is another world......


om - Dec 10, 2004 11:23 am - Hasn't voted

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when I was young, I was living 500m close to Giono house...

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