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Down at the edge of the village, a two-minute walk from the center, is the 14th-16th-century Eglise St-Claude, with it's fabulous complex roof in gray slate tiles [photo-4, 5].

You should plan a lunch-time visit to Signonce, perhaps after a swim nearby at the mill on the Lauzon river (see the Lurs page). The local "bistro", La Provence, has a simple lunch-time menu, with a very friendly welcome and a very relaxed atmosphere. Our photo-6 shows La Provence in the background at the right, with its terrace tables in front of the Mairie, sharing space with the village market.


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History of Sigonce

Name

First record, 1206

Sigonce was created as a hunting reserve for the Counts of Forcalquier. In 1391, Sigonce payed a ransom to avoid the pillages of the Camisards. Sigonce had a population of 557 in 1851.


Hiking

• GPS: 43.997175, 5.84057

Maps

IGN (1/25,000) #3341 OT "Montagne de Lure, Les Mees, Chateau-Arnoux"

IGN (1/25,000) #3341 ouest "Forcalquier"

Didier Richard (1/50,000) #28 "Montagne de Lure, Val de Durance"

Sigonce is in an area of farmland, with vineyards and olive orchards.
dot About 5 km east, the forested hills of the Foret du Prieuré between Lurs and Mallefougasse has several yellow-marked Petite Randonnée (PR) trails. North of Mallefougasse, the forest joins with the Luberon mountains and its hiking trails.


Transportation Sigonce

Department 04, Alpes-de-Haute Provence Buses


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