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Village de Lurs

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Religious heritage, Castle, Mill, Ruins and remains, Tower, Town / Village, Roman way, Fountain, Wayside cross, Chapel, Church, Bell tower, Square, Rampart, Door in Lurs

  • Perched in the balcony above the Durance valley, the village springs from a cascade of olive trees, one of the 5 most beautiful groves of Provence. Lurs spur stretches between the castle to the north and south of the seminar. Historians agree to assign to the founding of Charlemagne Lurs. In the early ninth century, the emperor placed the site under tual bishops of Sisteron, who built their summer residences. This rectangular building, the result of several massive construction campaign. On...
    Perched in the balcony above the Durance valley, the village springs from a cascade of olive trees, one of the 5 most beautiful groves of Provence. Lurs spur stretches between the castle to the north and south of the seminar. Historians agree to assign to the founding of Charlemagne Lurs. In the early ninth century, the emperor placed the site under tual bishops of Sisteron, who built their summer residences. This rectangular building, the result of several massive construction campaign. On his left, sections of walls built of limestone and the base of a tower dating from the Middle Ages. From there, the walk of bishops lined driveway of 15 shrines, which leads to the Notre Dame de Vie. Other religious buildings subsitent Seminar today with the Priory and St Charles Boromée. The church, attested from the ninth century, has been repeatedly brought back into the day and extended to adapt to changing demographics. His monumental gate comes with a door and ornate bell tower welcomes 3 bells. The clock tower, topped with a wrought iron tower, which straddles the lane control access to the old village. Door lintels and corbels monolithic, mullioned windows are all elements of ancient architecture to discover. In the 1960s, an outdoor theater was built on the ruins to accommodate the cultural organization "Rencontres de Lure. The association, born from the meeting of professional printers (typographers, printers, type designers, etc ...) met annually since 1952 to Lurs and organizes seminars on various aspects of these trades. The "way of writing", which comes to the day, can address in a way that is both fun and educational changes in spelling. Become common, this amphitheater is home to several summer events. The built heritage home, saved from ruin in recent decades, indicating a restoration of good taste that has earned the village to be listed as a Historic Monument. A small road joins the board Ganagobie, spanning a Roman bridge, a remnant of the Domitian Way, which linked to Briançon Arles along the Durance. To the south, the chapel of Our Lady of the Angels stands on the ruins of Alaunium, Roman station along the same path, and adjoins the remains of an aqueduct. These structures remain visible witnesses of the impact of Romanization which has strongly influenced the highlands of Provence. For more information: Item Information Tel: 04 92 79 10 20 Fax: 04 92 75 26 76
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    • Public WC
    • Camper van reception area
    • Exhibition space
    • Book shop
    • Orientation board
    • Restaurant
    • Meeting room
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