Heritage of our villages

17 communes compose the territory of Gap Tallard Valleys. Each village brings to our territory its originality, its diversity ... go to the discovery of this treasure perhaps unknown, which is the small patrimony of our villages.

 

 

 

To the south, Claret and Curbans are the most Provencal of our villages where we find, as for much of the territory, many orchards bordering the Durance. Close to Tallard, medieval town, the villages of Lettret, Châteauvieux and Jarjayes offer vines and sunny slopes, with exceptional views.

 

From Gap - taking a bit of "height" - the villages of La Freissinouse, Pelleautier, Neffes and Sigoyer lead us to the foot of the mythical mountain of Céüse. En route, lake, old wash houses and traditional houses will seduce you. At the Col des Guérins is the start of the climbing routes of Céüse, internationally renowned. Towards the Foureyssasse pass, the communes of Fouillouse and Lardier-et-Valença reveal a generous nature between vast fields, expanses of forests and breathtaking views. In the next valley, the villages of Barcillonnette and Esparron are near the tray of Peyssier and its lake altitude, destination of many hikers. Finally, back in the valley of the Durance, Vitrolles and Saulce face Pic de Crigne, emblematic mountain of the south of the territory and fully classified Natura 2000 area.

The Saint-Pierre de Curbans Church

 

At the foot of the village, surrounded by a cemetery, at a place called "Claux", is the Church of St. Peter XI remodeled over the centuries and listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. It was the old parish church. Its geminated bay on the south facade, its nave with four bays vaulted on its cradle, its low and vaulted apse in the oven and its elevation certify its medieval origin with a primitive Romanesque style, probably of the twelfth century (source DRAC PACA) revamped over the centuries.

 

The Saint-Laurent Chapel of Sigoyer

 

Dating from the 11th century, this Romanesque-Provencal style chapel is all that remains of a priory founded by the Abbey St Michel de la Cluse (Piedmont). From the 15th to the 18th century, the Priory was held by the Order of Malta. Altar in painted wood, statues, paintings, pattern on the ceiling of the choir are to see inside, If you want to go in the ruins of the old village located in Vière, abandoned around 1850 and rehabilitated between 2006 and 2007; take the old road starting from the place of the town hall (now reserved for pedestrians): after 1km of marked path, secure, you will arrive at the old village.