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alt_route The Crêtes de Lure

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The mountain of Lure is a high place of pilgrimages! The pilgrimage is primarily religious, from the moment when the monks founded the Abbey of Notre Dame de Lure there in the 12th century. Then the pilgrimage is astronomical, as noted, already in the 17th century, the Belgian Godefroid Wendelin, precursor of modern astronomy.

In the 18th century, the mountain welcomed herbalists who came to harvest aromatic and medicinal plants to make traditional remedies, then, in the following century, Piedmontese found refuge there to exploit the wood by transforming it into charcoal.

In the 1930s, Giono, a French writer, made the mountains a place of intellectual pilgrimage! He receives his thinker friends there and likes to be inspired by the landscapes and inhabitants of Lure.

Watch a 360 ° photo of the Crêtes de Lure at sunset.

To find out more, discover the thematic sheet "The singing stones".

Hiking On the Lure Mountain Plant Trail
Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hour
Type: Buckle
Length: 4,1 km

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The stones that sing
The chain results from a large tectonic movement contemporary with the Pyrenean folding (around –65 million years ago). Lure is a folded fold, folded back on itself towards the north, pinched at the level of the Jabron Valley. Its entire flank is a very thick mass of more or less hard limestone dating from the Lower Cretaceous. The ridges leave plenty of room for very white scree, called "broken plates".

These screes, also called "singing stones" also inspired the writer Jean Giono:

“In the open sea, flat stones, sound like bells, reproduce the slightest noise; the jump of a cricket, the trot of a mouse, the slide of a viper, or the wind which takes support on these telluric springboards. "
Jean Giono, "Ennemonde and other characters"