Les Vigneaux

The village of Les Vigneaux, the gateway to the Vallouise valley, is located on the southern slope of Montbrison and is dominated by the imposing limestone wall of the Tête d'Aval. The commune also stretches to the ubac to the Col de la Pousterle, the Plateau d'Oréac and the sommet des Têtes.
Les Vigneaux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Les Vigneaux


Nestled at the foot of Montbrison, this village which majestically opens the gateway to the Vallouise, was once "the wine cellar of the valley"; its name and coat of arms reflect the vines grown on these slopes. From this period, only a few houses remain to be pressed in ruins and a few vines. But, some sites classified as historic monuments are worth a visit: the Saint Laurent church, with its mural frescos and columnar porch, the Saint Claude chapel and the Barry (wall of the Waldensians).

Les Vigneaux displays a calm and serenity that goes back thousands of years, much appreciated by mountain lovers. Hikers will enjoy discovering the Croix de la Salcette or the Tour des têtes, while "climbers" cannot fail to admire the magnificent view of the valley from the via ferrata de la Balme.

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