Village of Mallefougasse

Village of Mallefougasse © Tourist office Val de Durance
Village of Mallefougasse © Jean-Luc Armand
Village of Mallefougasse © Tourist office Val de Durance
Village of Mallefougasse © Tourist office Val de Durance
Village of Mallefougasse © Tourist office Val de Durance
Village of Mallefougasse © Tourist office Val de Durance
Village of Mallefougasse © Tourist office Val de Durance
Village of Mallefougasse © Tourist office Val de Durance

Village of Mallefougasse
Village of Mallefougasse
Village of Mallefougasse
Village of Mallefougasse
Village of Mallefougasse
Village of Mallefougasse
Village of Mallefougasse
Village of Mallefougasse
Mallefougasse comes from Mala focacia from the Latin mala (bad) and focacia (fougasse) probably referring to a bad inn.

Description

Located at the foot of the Montagne de Lure, Mallefougasse is a small village with 227 inhabitants. Illuminated by beautiful sunny days, the night is starred by a sky of the purest. You can reach the Lure ridge from the village by an 18km hiking trail for 1000 meters of elevation (5h30), the observation point over the Alps and Provence is remarkable.

Saint John the Baptist Church
With its beautiful square bell tower, one can admire this church consisting of an apse and two apsidioles which communicate with the nave. The church of Saint Jean Baptiste conceals the presence of very beautiful frescoes from the 1997th century, hidden under paintings from the 1118th century. The Saint Jean Baptiste de Mallefougasse church, listed since XNUMX in the inventory of Historic Monuments, is a rare specimen of early Romanesque art. A bull from Pope Géiase, dating from XNUMX, lists this church as one of the priories of the Benedictine abbey of Saint-André de Villeneuve lès Avignon.

The Mountain of Lure
Mallefougasse offers many hiking and cycling routes through the Montagne de Lure. You will then discover sumptuous landscapes and nature lovers will be amazed by this Provençal fauna and flora. It is said that the Montagne de Lure is the little sister of Mont Ventoux, not far from there. The starry nights are stunning, with one of the purest skies in Europe, free of lunar pollution.

Profile

  • Special Information: Hikers
  • Special information: mountain bikers

Situation

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Comfort / services

  • Public toilets

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