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Pic: SunflowerSigonce


 

 
  The quaint village of Sigonce nests in the Provencal countryside between Lurs, the valley of the Durance and the medieval town of Forcalquier.

Sigonce joins the many outlying agricultural villages that are dotting around the the larger town of Forcalquier. It presents a maze of winding streets flanked by natural stone buildings awaiting to be discovered.

 

 

  Sigonce

 

 
A village founded on agriculture and in it's hay days on the caulk and charcoal mines which closed at the beginning of the 1900 centaury.

 

 

It offers a small selection of amenities and depicts the typical village life, including mini markets, a small village bar, Post office, Úpiceries, Marie and Church.

 

 

Sigonce quite lifestyle attracts many that do not care for the bustle of the bigger towns

 

 

Used to more prosperous times when the mines were it's throbbing heart, Sigonce has kept it's openness to outsiders and welcomes strangers warmly.

 

 

The riches of it's past reflect in the corners of it's alleyways

 

 

A shopkeepers sign

 

 

For your provisions and general shopping don't forget the Monday morning market in Forcalquier and for the bigger shopping trips at large French hyper/super markets Manosque is the place to go as it is the commercial centre of the area and has commercial estates and a very interesting old walled town centre with lots of winding streets that you can explore by foot.

 

Visit Forcalquier * Visit Lurs

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