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La Faurie

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

La Faurie - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hautes-Alpes

La Faurie village is located in the Upper Buëch valley, Provence mountains. Medium mountain, it enjoys a climate with Mediterranean influences. Wild lavender grows for thousands of years and lavandicole culture exists for generations.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Faurie
Latitude44.5667190 (N 44° 34’ 0”)
Longitude5.7387730 (E 5° 44’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 780m to 2063m
Surface area31.44 km²
Population319 inhabitants
Density10 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGap (22 mi, 36 min)
Insee code05055
IntercommunalityCC Buëch-Dévoluy
TerritoryAlps, Dauphiné
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Montbrand3.6 mi (8 min)
Saint-Julien-en-Beauchêne4.2 mi (7 min)
Aspres-sur-Buëch5.4 mi (10 min)
Veynes7.3 mi (16 min)
Aspremont7.6 mi (13 min)
La Haute-Beaume8 mi (19 min)
Lus-la-Croix-Haute8.5 mi (14 min)
Saint-Pierre-d'Argençon8.6 mi (14 min)
Oze9.5 mi (24 min)
Furmeyer10.3 mi (24 min)
Chabestan11 mi (18 min)
Montmaur11.4 mi (21 min)
Sigottier11.5 mi (23 min)
Saint-Auban-d'Oze11.7 mi (26 min)

Things to see and do

Lavender can be visit every day in the summer and by appointment the rest of the year.

Orthodox monastery is located on one of the hamlets of the commune. Possible visits.

The Devil Pots are a geological curiosity because Durbonas Creek has carved into the mountain basins of water in which to swim during the summer heat. It also practice canyoning and hiking with the circuit of the same name.

The gorges are Agnielles a small valley with a unique flora and fauna wealth in the region. They are on hiking and mountain biking. They also welcome the climbing site, two via ferrata and departure for the initiation of caving. Above are the remains of the abandoned village of Agnielles.

The peaks of the Longeagne offer 360 degree views of the High Buëch bringing up Ecrins, Vercors, Dévoluy Ventoux. This is also the launch site for paragliders and hang gliders.

Fishing in the Buëch River from the campsite.


Swimming in Pots Devil
Swimming in Pots Devil
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Orthodox Monastery - La Faurie
Orthodox Monastery - La Faurie
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The Longeane, paragliders and hang gliders taking off
The Longeane, paragliders and hang gliders taking off
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Via ferrata in the gorges of Agnielles - La Faurie
Via ferrata in the gorges of Agnielles - La Faurie
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Fishing in the Buëch - La Faurie
Fishing in the Buëch - La Faurie
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Camping seen paragliding
Camping seen paragliding
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Climbing in gorges Agnielles - La Faurie
Climbing in gorges Agnielles - La Faurie
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Monday 21 january
Min. -6°C - Max. 5°C
Tuesday 22 january
Min. -7°C - Max. 4°C
Wednesday 23 january
Min. -5°C - Max. 2°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Méouge gorges, swim in the waters of the Méouge.

Old villages Buëch Aspres, La Faurie, Saint-Julien-en-Beauchêne, Orpierre, Rosans, Serres, Veynes, etc. Fact sheets on some of these villages are available at the Tourist Office of Aspres- sur- Buëch.

A Montbrand farm offers organic breads on Mondays and Thursdays, cooked in a wood oven, with high grain locally in organic farming. Visit possible.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mountain hiking holiday in the Southern Alps
Nature and the great outdoors130 € La Roche-des-Arnauds (8.8 mi)
Horse ride or trek in the mountains
Nature and the great outdoors19 € to 75 € La Roche-des-Arnauds (10.8 mi)
Horse and pony ride in Hautes-Alpes
Nature and the great outdoors23 € to 60 € Ventavon (15.7 mi)
Donkey trek in Hautes Alpes
Nature and the great outdoors40 € to 330 € Éourres (25 mi)
Two-seat paraglider flight in Provençale Drôme
Sports sensations70 € to 120 € Mévouillon (26 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Marmites du Diable loop
HikeIntermediate2h15La Faurie
Walk around Mount Aiguille
HikeIntermediate6h00Le Monestier-du-Percy (16.2 mi)
The Châtel Bonnet Calvin
HikeIntermediate5h00Mens (17.3 mi)
The white bridge trail
HikeEasy3h00Saint-Laurent-du-Cros (19 mi)
Notre-Dame du Laus
HikeIntermediate5h00La Bâtie-Vieille (21 mi)


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