Village of Saint-Jurs

St Jurs ©
St Jurs ©

St Jurs
St Jurs
Located north of Moustiers Sainte Marie, 1 km north of Puimoisson, Saint Jurs is the highest village on the Valensole plateau.


Perched on a peak and clinging to the mountain of Mont Denié you will appreciate its traditional character and its architecture.
Saint Jurs was a prosperous village in the XNUMXth century thanks to its production of plaster. Five gypsum mines were then in full production. Today all the mills and ovens in the village are in ruins. The municipality of Saint-Jurs, with the help of the Regain association, is undertaking the rehabilitation of the site of the Lapélouse plasterer, to trace the old cycle of plaster there.
In St Jurs you will find:
• The chapel of the Saint Georges cemetery: this is the oldest monument in Saint Jurs. Attributed to the 1793th century, devastated in 1851, the chapel was restored in 1980 and XNUMX.
• The Saint Georges church is worth a detour. Its construction was done in two stages: one Roman, which is at the end of the XNUMXth century, the second of Gothic type, being at the end of the XNUMXth century.
• The castle. It is a large rectangular building built on the rock, close to the church. Its construction according to Mr. R. Collier, would date from the XNUMXth century


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