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Walk around the wall of the Plague

Departure: Village centre, in front of town hall. Parking: Behind the Town Hall. Distance: 7 km. Duration: 3h00 Type: Loop Elevation: 220 m Marking: (Small Hiking), (Large Hiking). Difficulty level: Medium Circuit description 1. From the parking lot head towards the centre of the village, then towards the Wall of the Plague: Go up the Grand-Rue, pass the church and, at the fountain, turn left the rue du Château of the 11th century.

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The plague of 1720

Whatever his country, whatever his time, man had to deal with complex situations, events over which he had no control. This is the case with epidemics. Since ancient times, there is a dreaded scourge among all: the plague. In Provence, the 18th century begins with three very rough decades. 1709 is a year of great famine to the point that the poorest eat roots; 1729 is experiencing a harsh winter that freezes wine in barrels and kills olive trees... and in the meantime will you tell me? The scourge so feared; the one whose 300 years are being “celebrated” today: 1720, the plague of Marseilles.

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