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Gignac

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Luberon - Pop.: 60 h.

12 km from Apt, on the D22 in the direction of Banon

Village of Gignac



This tiny village of only 60 inhabitants is situated on the border of the Alpes de Haute Provence on the edge of the "route de l'ocre".




Gignac, old door


Calm and tranquillity reign today and visitors will enjoy walking in the area of the Vaucluse or the Alpes de Haute Provence.


Gignac, pigeon loft





Gignac is in the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon surrounded by superb countrysides. The ochre cliffs of the Colorado Provencaland huge fields of lavender can be found nearby.



Gignac, church

There are ruins to visit in the village, the chateau de Gignac and its fortifications were not destroyed during the religious wars in the 16th century and are classified "Monument Historique" since 1997.



What to see:

12th century Roman church.
Chateau de Gignac.



Leisure activities:

Hiking.
Petanque.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Rustrel (4km), Viens (8km), Simiane la Rotonde (10km).







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