Altitude: 183m / Surface: 1859 ha / 571 inhab.
Olargues, listed among "The Most Beautiful Villages in France", is located along the Jaur river, 6 km upstream from its junction with the Orb river, in a narrow valley south of the mountains'' Espinouse”.
Olargues has the distinction of being located on a bedrock forming a hill, "puòg" in Occitan, which gives its name to a neighborhood of the village. It is almost surrounded by the waters of the river.
The village is clinging to a rocky summit with the old dungeon of a medieval castle turned into a bell tower. The Devil's Bridge, below, was built in the twelfth century.
The perfect architecture of the site and its typically medieval character dictated that Olargues be listed and included in the''national inventory of sites.”
Do not forget to visit the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions in the center of the village, in the famous staircase of the Commandery, above the Saint-Etienne chapel.
Onthe marked hiking trail “Malviès”, you will discover the Peyro Escrito (Written Stone), classified as historic monument.
Formerly fortified hilltop village: remains of walls; a 13th century gate.
13th-16th century houses. 1617, 1675, 1676: chimneys, windows, ceilings, half-timbered houses.
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Tourism Office in Olargues
Avenue de la gare - 34390 OLARGUES - +33 (0)4 67 23 02 21