The hilltop village of Jean Giono
"I was doing this reflection on the terrace of a house at the top of Saint-Julien-le Montagnier, the forest of oaks closely encircles the foot of the rock that carries the village. It extends over a good hundred square kilometers. It is seen from above, crossed by a deserted road, in a straight line, spinning towards the massive bronze which on the horizon separates this country from the sea. " Jean Giono
The way to the paradise of Donkeys
The Guis hamlet
The Baou path
The calades, what is this?
The Gourdane gate and ramparts of the 13th century
The parish church
360°of exceptional panorama!
Jean Giono, the Saint-Juliennois
Here are the gold guages
Panorama on Saint Pierre
Saint-Pierre is the hamlet among the 28 that is the more important in the municipality, he became, in 1929, the administrative center of the commune, previously located in the old village; At the time, the relocation was at the origin of great controversy, but was it fully justified because in 1926 the number of inhabitants in the lowland was 593 against 77 to the perched village!
From the car park take the stairs and turn right, cross the bridge and take the road that goes to the right of the cooperative cellar "path under the rock".
1 - Before the cemetery turn right on the path of donkey paradise. Arrive at the top on a parking lot take the path on the right.
2 - and continue along a small path on the left. At the top, turn right towards "chemin du Baou". Walk under the ramparts in the shade of the holm oaks, until the cross.
3 - then turn left to arrive in front of the Gourdanne gate. Pass under this one and go up on the left towards "the walk of the belvedere" to pass in front of the Church to make the turn and to go straight down in the village. Pass the Auberge du Montagnier and cross the Gourdanne door then turn right down to the Cross.
3 - just after turn left and follow the path that descends lace Arrive at the place said the Fountain continue to descend.
4 -Take the first path on the right to reach a field on the right, cross a bridge across the D69 and continue facing the path of the old mill, straight and then after 200 m turn right through the municipal camp-site at the end again right to the roundabout continue in front of the grocery store, then the post office and return to the departure bridge.
Access and parking
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