La Montagne et L'Abbaye de Lure

The Montagne de Lure is a mountain in the Pre - Alps of Haute-Provence, located in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence .

It lies in the UNESCO biosphere reserve, a healing space during all seasons. It is a preserved natural site, which is home to 85% of the species of the French flora. The Montagne de Lure is a space to re-energise and for well-being.

Culminating at 1826m above sea level, its landscapes invite serenity, contemplation with a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Mount Ventoux, the Ecrins massif, the Bure plateau, the Luberon Regional Natural Park, the Sainte Victoire, etc. .

It is also the mountain of Giono and Colporteurs ... Whatever the season, the mountain of Lure offers a wide range of activities to practice alone, with family or friends.

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Lure

The church is the only preserved part of the Chalais monastery established around 1160 at the bottom of a wild valley, in the heart of a beech forest, at 1200 meters above sea level.

In front of the abbey, on the magnificent terrace shaded by walnut trees and lime trees several centuries old, flows a permanent source. You will also find some picnic tables.

Many hiking trails on site.

The Lure Station: At the heart of the UNESCO biosphere reserve, the Lure multi-activity station is an ideal place to recharge your batteries in the great outdoors.
You will find various activities such as skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, scooters on grass, tubing, hiking, trail running, enduro mountain biking, road biking, astronomy, etc. a cocktail of new sensations in a magnificent environment!

Find all the information on the Lure Station website:


It feels like at the end of the world, an extraordinary place, at 1100 m above sea level.Traditionally, there were sheep coming from Basse Provence and leaving for summer pastures in the Alps (hence its name).

You will find the dry stone sheepfold which is among the most beautiful of the territory. It is here that Jean Giono filmed "Croesus".

The dry stone jas is also a starting point for many hikes or a stopping point on a tour of the Montagne de Lure.

Vue sur les Alpes. IMG_2752 Sans titre Abbaye de Lure Le Contadour