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!
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
Start: parking des Mourres (D 12 between Forcalquier and Fontienne).
GPS at starting point: 31 T : X : 0722 700-Y : 4873 290