Summer holidays in Saint Jurs


A privileged location in the heart of a preserved nature

The holidays of Saint Jurs

Saint Jurs is a small, atypical village in the Alpes-de-haute-provence department, in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. The village enjoys a privileged location in the heart of a pristine natural environment. Its Provençal atmosphere, natural charm and numerous leisure activities make it an ideal destination for summer holidays.

A picturesque village in the heart of a beautiful landscape.

A picturesque village

Saint Jurs is a village perched on a hilltop and clinging to Mont Denier. Its traditional character and medieval architecture retain its old-world charm.

Saint Jurs is a picturesque village.

In the 19th century, one of the most beautiful villages in the country enjoyed a long period of prosperity thanks to the production of plaster. The 5 gypsum mines, which are now only ruins of kilns and mills, were in full operation. The village received help from the Regain association to undertake a rehabilitation of the site of the Lapacute;louse plaza. The initiative aims to retrace the history of this prosperous area. The small village on the Valensole and Verdon plateau is nestled in an intimate setting. It has a soothing rhythm of life. The village is a haven for the young and the old.

A prevalent nature

Saint Jurs is a green space, perfect for nature lovers. The state forest of Montdenier occupies 30% of its surface area, i.e. 1,001 hectares of woods and forests.

Saint Jurs is a green area, perfect for nature lovers. Historical monuments, less than a historical past.

The small village in the Verdon park is full of monuments that bear witness to a past full of history. The perched village itself is a pyramidal, ochre-coloured and homogeneous whole. It is full of old houses and sloping streets.

Wandering through the alleys, you will find ruins of the Alès castle, built between the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as the ruined village of Alès.

Continue your exploration towards the Christian monuments of Saint-Jurs. The Church of Saint Georges displays a Romanesque-Gothic architecture. The church is dedicated to Saint Georges. From its terrace, the view is breathtaking over the valleys of the Asse and the Durance. Finish your exploration at the Chapelle Saint-Georges, a Romanesque building restored in the 12th century. The hike will take you to the top of the hill.

The hikes Saint-Jurs.

Before visiting the Gorges du Verdon, a day in Saint Jurs is a must. Go for a hike to the 1523 m high Agra summit. Continue on a mountain bike and take the forest road to Mont Denier. The trails of the Trévans gorges in the commune of Moustiers Sainte Marie are also accessible with the means of transport.

A hike in the gorges of Trévans

A hike to the Saint Jurs pass is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the green nature of the Paca region. Admire the landscapes of the Valensole plateau, the Sainte Croix lake, the Verdon, the Baronnies, the Southern Alps and the Mont Ventoux. You can also see the lake of Esparron, the lake of Castillon and the lake of Quinson.

To enjoy a real holiday, make sure you have booked a holiday rental in the camping in the Gorges du Verdon, in gîtes or chambres dôtes. While some of the accommodation offers only a minimum of comfort, others offer a variety of services: free wifi, private terrace, outdoor swimming pool, etc.

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Aups Aiguines Lac de 
Sainte Croix
Plateau de 
Gorges du 
Marchés du 
Les Basses
Sainte Marie
Esparron de verdon Castellane Palud sur Verdon Le lac d'Esparron
Lac de Castillon Les Salles sur Verdon Le couloir de Samson Quinson
Riez Rougon Saint Jurs Quinson