Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 2,500 inh.
On the N96, between Manosque (25km) and Château-Arnoux (10km).
SNCF railway station at Château-Arnoux/Saint-Auban.
Peyruis is situated on the right bank of the Durance, in a lush green environment surrounded by hills. At the summit of the village, you can see the ruins of the feudal chateau which was a strategic fortress until the 1789 revolution.
While walking in the pleasant streets in the village centre, you will discover some beautiful ancient houses (some of them have details on their facades dating back to the 16th and 17th century).
You will come across some old fountains overflowing with crystal-clear water sourced directly from the valley's springs.
The parish church is worth a visit for its 17th century windows, its 19th century painted murals and 15th century Gothic chattels.
Visitors can rest awhile at the "place de la République". Shaded by plane trees, you can take part in a friendly "boules" tournament and enjoy the heavenly Provencal atmosphere that reigns at Peyruis.
What to see:
Saint-Roch church (1720).
Hiking, Mountain biking.
Classical music festival in August.
Harvest festival in September.
Bed and breakfast.