Le Rocher Saint-Michel
Le Rocher Saint-Michel

Le Rocher Saint-Michel

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Sporty round hike, alternating tracks, balcony paths and viewpoints. At the top, an orientation table offers a superb panorama of the Alpine peaks.


  1. From the village square fountain, follow the D 30 towards Laragne, then  take the small road on the right towards the Camping des Princes d'Orange and, after the bridge, go up the main road which runs alongside the campsite. Continue on the track until you reach a fork. Go up to the right on the main track. Pass in front of the old Paturle farm, ignore the path that goes to the right. Continue uphill until a second fork ( which is a variant via the Bessons plain).
  2. Continue to the right on the GR and, after a long ascending crossing overlooking the ravine de Bagnols, you’ll reach an intersection (1031 m).

  3. Continue a few steps on a track and find, on the left, the path that winds steeply up and leads to a forest track.
  4. Follow then the yellow marked track to the left, continue to Collet de Bouzon (1126 m). Cross the ONF fence ( national forest Office) and continue until you  reach the Saint Michel orientation table (1216 m).
  5. Take the path that curves to the left of the orientation table and descend along the ridge up to a fork.
  6. At that intersection, go down to the right direction "Orpierre par la Plaine des Bessons - 2.8 km". Cross the wooded plain, then descend the path until you’ll reach  the track. The same way in reverse  brings you to the church square  . 
Towns crossed : Orpierre, Sainte-Colombe

Altimetric profile


  • Caution : the descent is sometimes quite steep!

Information desks

Place du village, 05700 Orpierre



04 92 66 30 45

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Access and parking

From Laragne (13 km), take the D 1075 then the D 30 (Eyguians junction) to reach the district of Orpierre. 

Parking :

Place de l'église parking lot, in Orpierre

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