Geology is present everywhere in the landscapes of the Luberon Regional Park. You will find it in its reliefs and in the richness of its fossil heritage...
This geology is also found in the settlement and architecture of villages, the agricultural occupation and the distribution of natural habitats.
Separate piece of the little Luberon more than 30 million years ago.
Sa carrière de pierre encore en activité en direction de Ménerbes (ne se visite pas).'>
It marks the boundary between Petite and Grand Luberon at the 'combe' of Lourmarin.
Made of white, hard limestone, which give it its characteristic reliefs: summit plateau, cliffs, rocky valleys... (Photo of Oppedes the Old, in the background the little Luberon)
Installed on the edge of a limestone molasse plateau where the difference between rock and human constructions is poorly distinguished.
This relationship to the limestone that has contributed greatly over the centuries to the local economy is still very visible in three of our villages nestled at the foot of the Luberon and must be discovered absolutely:
The old village and its church are survivors of the size of the stone that occurred after their construction at the end of the 17th to the beginning of the 20th century.
Its lime kiln (the kiln was fed from the top and the lime recovered from the bottom; the stone was extracted from the quarry on your left by climbing the small road of Boulon).
His stone quarry still in operation in the direction of Ménerbes (not visited).
There are 140 Unesco Global Geoparks (74 in Europe, 7 in France, 2 in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, Luberon and Haute-Provence)
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