Les Mourres in Forcalquier

The ruin-like rock formations of this site overlook the Forcalquier basin, the Durance and the Valensole plateau. Les Mourres (in Provençal, the word mourre means a muzzle or a head) make up a wild and highly unusual landscape formed by erosion in the same way as the hoodoos or fairy chimneys:  they might look like heads, mushrooms, arches or bridges to you!

See the Carnets de Rando video about Les Mourres here.

The Mourres hike

Time: 2½ hours

Distance: 6 km

Height difference: 226 m

Marking: red & white and then yellow

Start: Forcalquier, école de musique car park.

GPS at starting point: 31 T : X : 0722 630-Y : 4870 690

The Mourres hike (easy alternative)

Time: 1 hour

Distance: 2 km

Height difference: 100 m

Marking:  yellow

Start: parking des Mourres (D 12 between Forcalquier and Fontienne).

GPS at starting point: 31 T : X : 0722 700-Y : 4873 290

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