Montfuron

Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Luberon - Pop.: 200 inh.

puce 11km West of Manosque.
Montfuron, the village


Montfuron is a small village peacefully situated in a superb natural environment.

With Manosque, Gréouxand Apt nearby, you can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere that reigns in this picturesque village.



Montfuron, street in the village
Montfuron is proud to possess the only windmill in the region which still functions today... don't miss it.

To visit the interior, the keys can be borrowed from the town-hall or the "mairie".

From the windmill, you have a magnificent view over the surrounding countryside, and no less than 6 departments can be seen....

Montfuron, windmill


An outside map table and wind guide helps you to orientate yourself and put a name to the mountains and plains that stretch out into the distance!

While walking in Montfuron, you can visit the beautiful stone church and the Saint-Elzéard chapel which dates back to the 12th century and is classified as an historic monument.




Montfuron, view

Visitors who are interested in fossils will have a great time at Montfuron because it is a rich geological reserve filled with all sorts of fossils (in particular fish fossils of the Smerdis variety)...

an excellent pretext to discover the beautiful countryside that surrounds the village.


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puce What to see:

12th century Notre Dame Saint Elzéard parish church.
Windmill (contact the townhall : 04 92 76 43 95).

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking. Tennis.

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puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsite.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Villemus (5km), Montjustin (9km), La Bastide des Jourdans (10km).

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Montfuron, bell tower Montfuron, tower Montfuron, windmill

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Montfuron, bell tower and landscape

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