Marcoux

Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 400 inh.

puce From Digne take the D900 and then the D22.
Marcoux, landscape and bell-tower
This small village set against a spectacular cliff stratified with black marl clay lies slightly above the level of the Bléone's plain, which has been cultivated since the time of the Gallo-Romans!

A superb panorama of the surrounding summits can be enjoyed from the village: peaks of Couard, Cheval Blanc, Trois Évêques and Blayeul.


Marcoux, calade street

Park under the chestnut trees on the square, and you're ready for a little tour of Marcoux: two streets and some stairways off to the sides, a kitchen garden where tomatoes grow, roughcast house fronts brightened with blue and yellow shutters, a pile of wood waiting for winter in a barn, a few impressive modern houses, with flower-filled gardens shaded by fig trees or lime trees, where the inevitable barbecue has pride of place...

Why not rent a house here, to enjoy a nice grilled lunch in your garden, in complete serenity?


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puce What to see:

Listed church, 12th century (inside is a magnificent 17th century gilded wooden altarpiece).
Geological curiosities ("Time trail").

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puce Leisure activities:

Swimming in the Bléone river in summer.
Easy strolls (to La Malleveille, a mountain of black marl clay above the village of Marcoux).
Numerous hikes to the nearby summits (altitude of 1600 to 2900 metres).

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puce Accommodation:

Country gîtes.
Furnished vacation rentals.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Le Brusquet (5 km), Draix (7 km), Archail (8 km) and Digne-les-Bains (8 km).

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