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From Bléone to the Verdon - Digne

Starting from Digne

City to the heavy past, sometimes painful, the leader-instead of the Alpes de Haute Provence is a place to stay, climate, artistic, tourist and thermal. Besides the axis Marseille-Grenoble, in Nice by difficult routes connected, it owes its development to the value of its inhabitants and agricultural resources, a Department of the least favoured in waters and land quality. The stubbornness, perseverance and ingenuity of the men who live on its soil are its wealth. Door of the Alps, it offers hiking an ideal starting base for numerous courses of the most varied. The A.D.R.I., departmental Committee of the French Federation of hiking, masterfully works in this direction.

The Summit : le Cousson

Surrounded the town of Digne and the Bléone over 1000m., le Cousson is a foretaste of the Prealps of Digne. The hiker who will perform this ascent can contemplate the distant peaks of the massifs of Champsaur, the Dévoluy and Queyras amounting to the North above the summits of the Alps. Northwest and West, the mountains of the Baronnies, the Ventoux, the mountain of Lure, the plateaus of Ganagobie, of Albion, the Lubéron above in the overview which continues South Ste-Victoire and nearest the Valensole plateau. However to the East the Dourbes bar and the white horse complete this background. After this hike the alpine terrain, in which take place the previous excursions, will give way to another type of landscape. So far, and on the contrary, the proposed hikes will be not less attractive.
Easy. Altitude departure: 610 m. top Point: 1516 Mr. total elevation gain: 1000 m. duration: 5 h 45. Parking: Digne.
•    Parking boulevard Thiers, starting on the avenue du 8 Mai. Bridge of the Dovecote. Cross it and take the D 20 Southeast. Pass the school group, and after it, traversing the terrain of sports South-South-West direction by abandoning the road.
•    At the foot of the Hill, after the hangar of table tennis, to the forest. Arrow "Chemin de Cousson", she rides marked yellow. In a hairpin turn is revealed a very wide view over the city of Digne.
•    Leave a building on the right. A tank of water flanked a telecom antenna is exceeded. After 7 or 8 laces, the track enters a notch, where it continues to rise sloping regular southbound.
•    Crossroads with directional posts. Continue South towards: 'Summit Cousson and high Bastides'. On a dish, a trail marked yellow red: G.T.P.A. happens right and following the forest road.
•    Barrier O.N.F. through continuing South on the forest track in a beautiful stand of black pines of Austria. New crossroads, keep the southbound right abandoning the G.T.P.A. markup Marked tree 522 height, turn right uphill. Ruins of the high (high built on the map). A still standing building can offer shelter in case of bad weather. It is surrounded by trees of various species. A beautiful sequoia accompanied by a lime a maple of the Canada and America notice outside the House so that below, Cedars emerge from the pine woods.
•    The G.T.P.A. red yellow tags, joined the forest path to the fountain. Left leave downlink in the Valley of Laurie from right on this that cometh marked yellow. The larch appear on the edge of the runway. Bifurcation, tags go right, leave them to go to the left lane running along the flank is the Cousson.
•    The forest track describes 2 long laces in rising. The last lace road ends; climb the grassy slope in the direction of the Summit which dominates.
Top of le Cousson, side 1516.
•    Return by the same route to the encountered junction to uphill. Arriving there, mounted on left by following the yellow tags. End of the forest track, trailheads. This place should rise the oratory St-Michel.
•    From this point I propose a go and return of 45 minutes (counted here) to go on the western flank of le Cousson to after crossing a beautiful beech forest, a beautiful look on the view differently Bléone Valley to the Summit. Mount steep southward, surrounded by the pine trees along the yellow trail. Neglect left a narrow sente. Turning right the path rises gradually in a sling penetrating wood Faye. Unobstructed view of the Bléone and West.
•    Retracing his steps by the same path until the end of the forest trail. Roundabout. Get off due north along the line of the watershed by following the yellow tags. The trail described laces. Please do not take any shortcuts please, they create a primer to rain erosion, which destroyed the trail, they earn only a few minutes on a drive of several hours and a few metres over a course of 15 to 18 miles.
•    The road of the rise lies right below a few metres. The high Bastides.
•    Take the red yellow trail of G.T.P.A., above the fountain in a northerly direction. It is by this route, different from that of the climb, which will be returning to Digne. Lead to the forest road at the crossroads passed outward.
•    Follow Highway northbound. Barrier O.N.F. stay on the forest trail North.
•    At the point past to amount, do not miss left take the small red yellow marked trail towards Caramantran, North-North-West direction. On the barren plateau towards a small pine isolated on a red yellow tag to find the trail buried under vegetation rase of the garrigue.
•    The G.T.P.A. passes on the north side of the Hill of Caramantran and down to Digne in winding. Here again, follow the trail and thank those who maintain avoiding to take shortcuts (which actually does that shorten the life of trails).
Arrival in Digne.

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Saint Michel Chapel on the Cousson

An island in the sky, therefore we can define this little chapel perched on a rocky needle separated from the mass of le Cousson. View plunges directly to the South in the dark clue of Chabrières, extends widely over the course of Asse to the country of prayer and embraces a panorama of infinite magnitude. Initially the village of Entrages, backed his crowned piton ruins of Notre-Dame-du-Barry, floor in the Sun a few houses separated from streets in stairs. The 20 D that one takes to come, has seen Napoleon. The step of Entrages, looking down to the East, the village and the landscape that surrounds it have not changed for many years, can engage in an exercise of topography in if fun to track every detail of the plot spawns on the map.
Easy. Altitude starting: 910 Mr. top Point: 1511 Mr. total elevation: 600 m. duration: 2 h 55. Parking: Entrages Church.
•    Take the path that leaves behind the oratory. Fork, go left following the G.T.P.A. red yellow tags
•    In the bottom of a small talweg, go right. Keep to the right. This is repeated 4 times successively. In the front of the sheepfold in the 'plan' right, onto the narrow path marked yellow red, rising Northwest.
•    Pass over the birth of a Rubin continued to mount in a sling to the head of the Clapière. After a hook, the G.T.P.A. leads to the "Passage of Entrages" side 1213.
•    Leave the red, to mount on the left yellow tags, southerly along the line of the watershed between the Valley of water hot left and Laurie ravine on the right.
•    The trail is marked yellow. Uphill sloping more gently, and hillside, neglecting the departures of the left paths that climb directly.
•    Larches lining the path. Lead to listed Groove 1395 (below 1469).
•    Veer West uphill along the Ridge without too much approaching because it consists of increasingly high plunge bars. Come on a platter, head towards the Chapel, due west. Chapel of Saint-Michel de Cousson. Above the door out the interlacing from the primitive Romanesque era (between the 5th and 9th centuries).
•    Push West, to signal and Terminal Cousson 1511 meters. Extraordinary panorama.
Return by the same route as the go.

The chapel Saint-Étienne

When doing this hike, it is called to question the motivations that grew our old planting chapels in places too, otherwise inaccessible, less more difficult than where it was built. For my part, I think that it was, for many, the realization of a wish or a petition for protection during the great calamities that struck the country at different times. According to the popular saying: "finished the storm, finished the saints" they were sometimes abandoned as soon as the wave of woes gone, before even the desertification of the countryside. Whatever it is, if the building itself offers little archaeological or architectural interest, the hike that leads there is very attractive by a wide path in a beautiful forest.
Difficult. Altitude departure: 645 Mr. top Point: 1154 Mr. total elevation gain: 520 m. duration: 3 h 50. Parking auto: level crossing not guarded, on the line of the PSC to 10 km Digne on the N 85 700.
•    After crossing the railway, take the bridge for pedestrian traffic crossing the Asse, followed by an old bridge.
•    The trail to follow is marked yellow red (2 SD) and hand, uphill to the right after the bridge. Neglecting the descending trail right, stay on SD 2, always avoiding shortcuts.
•    Fork, mount left in the woods of Hazel maples and sumac (rhux coriara), blood red leaves in the fall and the fluffy puffs of their flower stalks.
•    New branch, start on the left. The bar of the Valbonnette stands to the right of the trail. Tree limit marked forest parcel 5 in black and white. Crossing a rivulet in sec, followed by a retaining well paired road. Fork, stay on the trail flat left. Passage of the bed of a rivulet, followed of resurgences. Steep and ruins of the Castle, Coast 1003. Ignore the path that climbs to the right. Switch between numbered trees: 11 and 8. A small spring flows downhill trail (figure on the map in conventional sign). Lead to the tune of the ruins of Creisset, abandoned village church. A headstone is planted to 2 or 3, commemorating the death of the two teenagers brother and sister who died in 1895. A little further lies a barrel of tapered column on the ground, surrounded by stones which may be its marquee and his foot. Perhaps is it an old mile point.
•    The rock is behind the ruins, beautiful view over the Valley of asse. Leave the hamlet by the Church in a southerly direction still following the red yellow tags, to reach the remains of top Villard. After a Rubin, the old ruined village falls asleep under a huge Linden tree. Return via same route until the junction to marked tree 11 and 8 height. Abandon right SD 2 tags and engage left in the North-North-West-oriented trail despite the yellow red cross reporting that it is no longer on the SD 2.
•    New branch, go to the right. Pass a marked tree 11. Fork, stay on the well path which runs in the Woods right a northwesterly direction. Similarly to the next.
•    Allow a ruin on the right, ride along the hindquarters constituting the right bank of a thalweg. The indentation, the trail becomes very grass along the left bank of a little ravine to follow westward down.
•    Follow down the base of the trail for 2 or 3 minutes to then veer left at hillside Southwest guiding marks White's limit of forest plot than the loin southwesterly path.
•    The trail is increasingly apparent. Pass an area of resurgences. Result in a decrease at the foot of the rock on which the Chapel St-Etienne is planted. The trees are numbered 231-232-239. The climb to the chapel takes place through boxwood and broom by the South face of the mound first bypassing the Wild Apple and then climbing off the trail, to the Chapel, side 1154, where very wide panorama. A.R. (time not counted here). From the drop down North by a narrow path, that shortly after plunges into the ravine of Adrech Rajendran, in a pine wood of different species numbered.
•    Better and better path, the path describes laces and left bank past. Tree no. 224. Cross a grey marne. Beginner on a rabbit Hutch the trail turns right down along it.
•    Follow the white plastic milestones nailed to trees. Tree no. 225. The path is tangent to the thalweg it along left bank. In enlarging, the trail bifurcates, continues right to cross a little ravine. Climb on its right bank and resume the descent. A few no further meeting of a trail from the ruins of Chandres, at the foot of the rock of the Valbonnette.
•    Cross the Creek bed. Carrefour arriving at the ruins of the Joubert (20 steps right flows an abundant source). Follow the yellow tags that appear now.
•    Pass side sunny side of the mountain overlooking the ravine of the Adrech of the very deep Renoux. Lead to a wide forest track. Right, target Archery.Come on a carriage road, start on the left, cross the stream of St-Pierre, or Ford, or by making a hook in the left property to borrow the gateway.
•    By the pont St-Pierre on the Asse out 85 N to take right, direction is 2 km 500 about passing through Chabrières. Kept on the N 85 level crossing.
Starting point.

Trévans gorges

This hike has some passages a little dizzying, it is formally prohibited in bad weather storm or fog. However, for people fearing Vertigo, or in adverse weather conditions, it is possible to do the first part of the course. The gorges are beautiful, carved by the Estoublaisse in a Jurassic limestone. They have the advantage of having as the riverbank South drop. The Bank North, lower is more gentle. It radiates so a good range of views during the pathways which occur on the side of the South Bank which is not the case when it is travelling in incised canyons.
A fix that is increasing. Altitude starting: 601 m. Point at the top: 976 m. total elevation: 600 m. duration: 3 h 30. Parking: Bridge over the Estoublaisse 4 km East-North-East of the Tower of the clock of Estoublon.
•    Starting right after the bridge on the road down to the river. 3 or 4 minutes walk, on this road right through the elevated concrete walkway.
•    A very beautiful O.N.F. Panel with traces in color gives all footpaths within the perimeter of the forest of the Montdemer, including the route described here. Turn left direction is the red marked trail, "Valbonnette". Coming up the River from the left bank Estoublaisse, in the general direction is. Crossing of a clue, the trail corbelled overlooks the river. At the exit of this passage, junction. Neglecting the yellow trail amount right into the ravine of the Estoublaisse, to cross the bridge to the left. Continue along the ravine of the left bank Clodion. Red tags.
•    New gateway, pass right bank. After climbing a rocky spur, lead to a flat area, then descends to the Creek course. The trail ends up in a UK dry. A red tag in there can be confusing. Down right to the level of the water course, longer it and steps upstream, cross the 2 successive bridges.
•    Mount in the forest, following the Red tags, on a road in a sling South-south-westerly direction. The very nice progressive rise leads to an indentation where the trail heads South-South-East overlooking the deep ravine of the right bank Estoublaisse.
•    Through the Trévans gorge at the foot of the bars of St-André, then those of the Quarton. Seated trail is a little dizzying, but safe. Fork. Left the trail marked yellow monte to the remains of the Chapel St-André (30 minutes A.R. not counted here) where lovely views of the Gorge.
•    Continue right on marked in red. Series of a pile of stones, then down to the River, reached at height of a bridge to cross it and go right on the left bank. A shelter was landscaped in a ruin, a bit further, by O.N.C. climb the path that climbs in a sling from the door of the shelter North-North-West direction to the remains of Valbonnette.
•    Passage in a then the direction mélézin oblique South. Crossroads under a ruin.
•    There leave the Red tags which left, lead at Col St-Jurs, take on the right the North oriented green marked trail. Remains of the hamlet of Valbonnette in a stand of cedar trees. Fork overlook trail marked yellow down right (it leads to the first bridge crossed to go) to continue to follow the green tags.
•    Shortly after the road crosses a beech forest heading Northwest. Side 976. Another marked yellow trail junction amount left to the belvedere of the hot side. Avoid this departure, to always follow the green tags that go underneath on a parallel path arrow "Trévans 30mn Cottage".
Beautiful panorama found this trail cliff side, with dizzying passages.
•    Be careful with children and dogs crazy. Fearing the Vertigo people interest turn back now and to take, to find the starting point, the yellow trail down.
•    After this delicate and fairly long passage, the road widens Cavalier track. Neglecting any lateral departure. Route field to take right down. The ancient castle of Trévans, whose room has been transformed into cottage by the O.N.C., finished this road a little further, flanked by a basin with abundant source.
•    75 or 80 steps before arriving at the castle of the yellow and Red tags indicate a change in direction. Red marks indicate a trail which leaves horizontally a northeasterly direction to the right of the road.
•    Take this road which runs in the middle of an oak wood which some are marked in white at the edge of the forest.
•    After having walked horizontally, down in the course of the Estoublaisse keeping the Red tags. Panel O.N.F. gateway concrete. Turn left on the dirt road.
Starting point.

The ruins of Lagremuse

On the high Bank of the Bléone, le Chaffaut Saint-Jurson has a castle of the 15th century witness of a glorious past. Today this peasant village is proud of a beautiful School of agriculture. This is the first contact with the Valensole plateau which starts here from the Bléone and continues southward. For hikers who follow this guide, finished the pre-Alps mountains, new horizons, a new flora, a new nature available in the eyes of those who know how to read in detail what characterizes each terroir.
Easy. Altitude departure: 500 m. top Point: 756 Mr. total elevation gain: 250 m. duration: 2 h 25. Parking: D 12, at km 10 after the agricultural school of Carmejane.
•    Mount South-South-West on the almost paved forest lane. At the second hairpin turn, turn left less wide trail that retracts a lace of the track.
•    Out on the track, follow it. Yellow tags appear. Branch line. Right leave two roads go left onto a narrow trail. Pass between two blocks of "puddingstone" of same alluvial nature than those of the "les Mées penitents". Find the track winding in the middle of common oak, pushing below 1000 metres, very neighbour of "oak" who prefers more rough terrain.
•    Before a huge block, turn left and enter the ruins of Lagremuse. Note the construction of the walls unit, typical of the Valensole plateau. Constructed from soil extracts rollers linked together by a mortar "oily" lime that has defied the years (perhaps is that the origin of the expression: "be built to lime and sand" used to define the physical resistance of an old man).
•    Cross the ruins in the direction and climb along an overhang revealing a wide view of the Bléone and its alluvial valley. Veer southward in amount always.Along a fence electric Southeast close after passage, thanks.
•    Cross a bare space and enter an artificial stand of young black pines of Austria.
•    The yellow markings are replaced by tags painted fluorescent red. Pass the closing door and ending up on a forest road. Right leave the ruined Chapel of Lagremuse.
•    Go left on the track following the Ridge light below this line. Door in the electric fence. Fork. Neglecting the right path. Stay on the forest road.
•    Brendouras (side 793) Summit, on the left. Leading to the road of Anne left down North-North-East direction on the cart path Causeway.
•    After a few twists and turns the road reaches the bottom of the ravine of Volx in a shady forest.
•    Do not leave this road by avoiding the lateral departure. Ford Volx Creek and continue North on the paved road lined with a telephone line on metal poles, leaving on the right the workshops of the school of agriculture. D I2. Start on the left heading West on this road. Beyond the agricultural college and the Tower of an old windmill. Terminal 10 miles.

The Penitents of les Mées

"" Les Mées, "A country that does not air". This is the formula that tourist appeal documents of the village use to encourage tourists to stay in this charming and tranquil corner of Haute Provence. The Penitents frozen in their stature of conglomerate are already enough to attract the attention of passers-by along the N 85 or D 4 fast-paced, who say to themselves: "Should I go see them more closely, these Penitents". Here with this hike a before-taste of what you can find.
Easy. Departure altitude: 450 m. top Point: 782 m. total elevation gain: 400 m. the journey: 3 h 40. Parking: Les Mées.
•    Take the direction is in the Valley of the Combe which continues the rest area. Lead to a wide path field to take left always is. Fork, from left is slightly uphill.
•    New branch, go again to the left through a wood of White Oaks and saskatoons, white flowering shrubs. Reached a crossroads of forest routes go left twice, after passage of the O.N.F. barrier and climb North-North-West. Neglect the amount trail right to stay on the forest track rising gradually in the forest of oak and Maple from Montpellier.
•    Get to the line of ridges in a beautiful stand of black pines of Austria, to the ruins of San Peyre (unnamed on map). Go right to go up to the rated rump 782 to have particularly extensive views over East of the landscape. Side 782. Return to the ruins of San Peyre. Continue on the path of Earth.
•    In this direction on the horizon rise the Lure and the Luberon Mountains. The black pine trees give way to pines of Aleppo. Sampling of the Provencal garrigue plants along the way. Belvedere. Beautiful glance Penitents, seen from above. Wide panorama on the Bléone and the Durance. A trail succeeds the way of land, always westward on the ridge. Descend on this line.
•    Small flange, among clumps of blood, grow dwarf iris this rare plant is a survivor of the Tyrrhenian flora not found installed in Corsica, in the Esterel and Maures mountains, she loves the land dry and acidic. Pass and crossing with a North-South oriented trail down each side of the ridge. It is by this path that will be back after going to the Ridge trail terminus. Those fearing the Vertigo must stop here and get off to the right. It is obvious that by bad weather or fog, should do the same, the journey along crete becoming dangerous in these conditions.
•    Continue westward along the ridge line, light below left. Incomparable peeps on the Penitents in bird's eye view
•    End of the trail. Return to the left neck earlier. Down the well traced path that descends in switchbacks on the north side, in the penitent, in the middle of oak, alisiers and April May, among the violets, the Primroses and cephalantheres, another unusual plant. Please do not pick up and leave to others the joy to meet.
•    Avoid shortcuts that deteriorate the trail rain erosion, and that may be very dangerous. Lead to a cart path at the feet of the Penitents. Start on the left heading west along them.
•    To the third post of electric headlamps track leads on a paved road. Go left at the fork.

The Belvedere of Château-Arnoux

Completing a tour of Château-Arnoux and its splendid renaissance Castle, in 5 tours, multiple mullion windows, described here is feasible by all. St John's Chapel Belvedere overview 360º is beautiful. From the South, can be recognized: St-Auban chemical complex, the National School of gliding (where the last sequence of the film "La Grande Vadrouille" was filmed) with the Ste-Victoire as a backdrop. the Luberon, the Vaucluse plateau Southwest. The Ventoux in the West, followed by the Dévoluy massif. To the North, the foothills of the Alps and behind the curtain of the Hautes-Alpes; Northeast: the Champsaur Valley, Queyras. In the East the massif du mercantour, the Prealps of Castellane and Grasse, and to the South, the Valensole plateau to the right of the Durance Valley. Much more closely, in the same direction, the confluence Bléone Durance, Lake of the stopover and its prolongation, the Penitents of the Mées. An orientation table planted at the foot of the telecom antenna allows easy tracking of the remarkable points of the landscape.
Easy. Altitude departure: 493 Mr. top Point: 630 m. total elevation gain: 150 m duration: 1 h 20. Parking auto: Jas hailstone at the end of the paved road going to 300 m of Château-Arnoux tanks.
•    Take the wide path through the wood of Oaks amount in regular slope. Scots pine succeed Oaks and 2 banks of concrete along the trail that now crosses the floor of the garrigue-Provence broom, sumac or wig tree, aphylantes to the delicate blue flowers in the shape of Star, perched at the end of their small stems smooth and flexible; junipers and cades in uncommon association; thyme, thyme, summer savory; Oak kermes small prickly leaves, Oaks and Holm oak like them but not prickly leaves. Montpellier Maple, lobed leaves; and many other species yet, all the flora of Provence is at the rendezvous.
•    Coming out of the wood on the side of the limestone rock, a beautiful panorama unfolds to the South with the Penitents of Mees that occupy a large place.Under the pine trees of Aleppo, light and sparse foliage, a bench offers itself to rest from time to time. The path passes at the foot of the ruins of the old Castle and leads to the Chapel St Jean (17th). Without going to the Chapel, at twin wooden poles, take the narrow path which climbs right, signposted Brown to reach the table of orientation at the highest
Orientation table.
•    Down right to the antenna in and out on the picnic area at the foot of the majestic Cedar planted beside the technical cabin of the antenna. Climb the mound in front along the trail that climbing behind the metal gantry. Follow the ridge of the Hill, heading south on a veritable carpet of thyme. Nice panorama extending to the foot of the Hill St-Jean. Back to the rest area, visit the chapel.
•    To return, take the paved road heading West.
•    Take the wide-open dirt track that descends to the right of the road, northbound in a wood populated by Scots to the dark foliage pine and Aleppo pines with wispy foliage to long needles.
•    A wire mesh fence along the forest track that leads to the cemetery. Go to the right direction North-North-East. At the crossroads, continue straight. At the next junction, turn right, towards South-South-West. Upon entering the village, failing left the "path of areas" and then the 'high road'.
The Pourachere: the circuit of the forest of Penitents
The Valley of the Durance of the Bléone, views any other angle than so far, this is what offers the itinerary below. Very nice, in the forest all along but with beautiful and large escapement from time to time, this walk is really within the reach of all...
Easy. Altitude departure: 490 Mr. top Point: 861 Mr. total elevation gain: 400 m. duration: 2 h 15. Parking: Hamlet of the Girauds.
•    Leaving behind the last House of right Pebble walls (see explanations to H 5 on this construction method), embark on the wide grassy path, attacking the rise turn right.
•    A few meters after the start, abandon it for a poorly drawn path which rises in the middle of genets direction is along the line of the watershed. Meeting a laie forest, perpendicular and pretty steep. Mount right. In a turn acute angle, beautiful glance West on Château-Arnoux and Lake of the stopover. Tags of the O.N.C., feature green on white rectangle, delimit Basse -domanial forest of oak and Scots pine. Road, between two ravines, runs power lines H.T. Passage under the power line (document 654 unspecified on the map), 3 wire black pines of Austria succeeded in Scots pine.
•    The laie arrives at the level of the Ridge at 2 or 3 metres below, side 735, locality cases. Crossroads. Abandon the forest laie to turn right on a narrow path, well drawn, heading South-South-East towards 2 electrical lines on metal pylons. Escape to the West the Valley of the Durance. First Pylon with line 3 bis. Arrive to collar ST-PIERRE, South of the coast 821 and meeting of broad forest trails.
•    Take the middle to move the line T.H.T. Tower, painted in white red, planted on the coast 795 (unspecified on the map), southbound. Coast 795.Panoramic view of the confluence of the Bléone and the Durance South-West further in the same direction the plateau of Ganagobie, followed by the mountain of Lure to the West, with front, St-Auban, Château-Arnoux and the stopover in northwestern Lake
•    Return to collar St-Pierre. On the cart path direction is. New collar. Intersection, turn right onto south-easterly direction.
•    Passage under the power line 3 wire to the Tower, climb right along the line in the direction of the second pylon, planted earlier, westward. Turn left on the cart path.
•    Top of the Pourachere. Terminal I.G.N. side 861. Depart from 30 metres right to benefit, to the East, a beautiful perspective on the Bléone Valley and the foothills of the Alps. In the hollow, at the foot of the mountain, the village of Mirabeau.
•    Retrace its steps and down along the power line on grey towers to find themselves at the foot of the first of them, on the forest trail. Turn back on this track, northbound.
•    At his first turn at an angle right, leave it to dive by a narrow path and steep North-North-East towards the Groove dimension 731, along forest limit O.N.F. tags. Side 731. Crossroads.
•    Go right on the track leaving the blue marked trail on the left and right one wearing white red terminal. The track is first horizontal, then descends to the West.
•    Intersection, go right. The very eroded path runs on an edge, between two thalwegs, followed by a steep descent. Bottom of the Valley and passing under the 5-wire line. Fork. Start on the left.


At the cemetery of the old village, up there on the Hill, rests Marius AUTRIC who was an officer of order of Napoleon. The gravestone of his tomb States its States of services. The road that leads there lives pass the Emperor's return to the island of Elba. This hike can end in two ways.
Easy or difficult depending on the chosen end. Departure altitude: 520 m. top Point: 900 m. total elevation gain. 400 m. duration: 2:15 or 4:5. Parking auto: Aiglun Hall.
•    Take the "Doctors Margueritte and Paul JOUVE" avenue. After the passage of a bridge to engage on arrow Highway "graeae - Lavender-hamlet of Roux", in amount.
•    In the first curve of the road, on the right path of Earth. Passage under the power line 3 wire. Big oak start on the left, turn right before the House and follow the telephone lines on wooden poles.
•    Lead to the height of the villa Monardo road and continue to ride North on this route until the subdivision of lavender, keep the North Cape to hamlet of Roux.
•    Hamlet of Roux. Continue North. A bridle ending the tarmac road, proceed north on dirt road that climbs. One hundred meters further, new crossroads.Take the Middle, while leaving to the right way, the reservoir water, and left, a logging road.
•    Climbing switchbacks along the electric line that borders the road in the middle of downy oak and field Maple. The power line again along the road and oblique North directly, through the wood. Stay on the dirt road, vestige of the authentic route Napoléon.
•    Old village of Aiglun. Mount left to the Church by neglecting the paved road of right. Church of the 16th century and cemetery. Work around the Church and continue to climb along the Ridge following the old path that winds toward the pylon of Powerline T.H.T. On this sunny spring Provençal flora spreads its wealth: broom, cades, Juniper Berry, orchis, thyme, savory, foulquier, polygalas...
•    Crete, head towards the Tower, along a nascent talweg left. A little further, to the right of the trail, is Terminal I.G.N. 900 m. It is here that he must choose: either return safely, the adventurous return.
1.    First here is the return without risk:
•    Return to the old village by the same route as the ascent. Old village, take the asphalted road descending switchbacks on the face is the Hill. Lead to the 417 D to be followed right down. Pass in front of the clinic of the Carmelites and continue down.
•    Meeting of the avenue of the "doctors JOUVE" to follow is to arrive at the Town Hall of Aiglun.
2. bolder route:
•    Terminal I.G.N. continue North on the Ridge, he climbed down a talweg located in right hand. The slope steepens and measurement on a less apparent trail.
•    Branch veers West.
•    The trail disappears completely. Begin the descent through the Woods to bypass a Rubin, and return to the right as possible, in a sling, along the bars and roubines with the aim the bottom of the Valley to his birth. But beware, the stream being cut 2 or 3 steep waterfalls upstream, remain as possible hillside.Longer, slight altitude right down, exceed. Thus reach the level of the Creek bed flat. Down in the bottom of the bed to follow direction North-North-West. Exit onto a paved road to take left said Southwest, then South. The difficulties are such mined.
•    Bifurcation of the soft. Continue South. Passing under the line T.H.T. locality Monegros. Limit the Aiglun municipality. Cross paths, take left the Southeast oriented jewelled path. The road is now paved. Let that part right. Keep Southeast. Pass in front of a large farm. Start on the left. Entering the village of Mallemoisson, go under a porch and through the village of West is. After the St-Joseph Oratory, abandon the road to follow the path of Earth a southeasterly direction
•    At the fork that follows, stay on the left lane. In May-June rape fields cover the plain of the yellow carpet. Switch between a colombier, flanked by a wooden cross, and a farm.
•    The way joined a road turn left downhill.
Leave, to the left, the chapel of Notre-Dame-des-Cathelieres and the cemetery which it is appended. Follow the paved path. The boundary of the municipality of Aiglun Panel. AV. "JOUVE doctors". Town Hall.

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