Population : 79 h. Altitude : 900 m.
L'Hospitalet is located in the Forcalquier area, south of the Lure mountain. It is harmony epitomised, with dry-stone farms and sheep barns, typical of this region.
L'Hospitalet enjoys a clear view of the fields of lavender and the gentle Provencal hills fragrant with the odour of log fires. It will enchant you with its clean, tarmac surfaced, narrow streets, its low dry-stone walls sheltering magnificent gardens flourishing with succulents, hollyhock, firs and cypress trees, its impressive church with its square bell tower, its vaulted passages, etc.
Not forgetting its old farms each one more perfectly restored than the last, and apparently much appreciated by the North Europeans. The village was founded by the order of the Saint-Jean-de-Jérusalem hospitallers around 1200, to which it owes it name.
L'Hospitalet was for a long time a seigneury (fief of the Simianes), before becoming this fashionable and peaceful village, a paradise for lovers of the authentic Provence, who succumb to the heady fragrance of flowering lavender from mid-June onwards.
L'Hospitalet, a model village bordering on
Sites to see :
Saint Jean-Baptiste church (nave
dating from 13th century)
Walking (waymarked paths).
Gîtes de France. Farm campsite. Restaurant.
Neighbouring villages :