The ruins of Savel

The ruins of Savel

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Discover a part of the rich history of Gigors, including the ruins of the Savel, the remains of an ancient medieval castle and the ruins of the Esperi, once entirely isolated in the lower part of the rock of the Aigle.
This walk takes you on the trail of the medieval history of Gigors and its former castle, dominating the valley of the Gervanne. Some beautiful points of view will be offered to you. Another characteristic is the proximity of the golf course of Gigors to the place "Sagnol".

1 point of interest

  • The Church of St. Peter

    The church of Saint-Pierre is of Romanesque origin. Founded in the 12th century by the Cluniac monks, on a medieval motte with local limestone materials. The church initially had a defensive vocation by controlling access to the Vercors. It is built on a cruciform plan, composed of a single nave, illuminated by windows to the south.


Departure from Saint-Pierre church (car park behind the church). Take 30m on the road RD732, then join Les Fournats 1. Then take the path that ascends gradually in laces to reach the Ruins of Savel 2, the road continues towards Sagnol 3, then Boussière 4. Then join the Ruins of Esperi 5, then the Arthauds 6. You then have 2.5km to travel in an almost Mediterranean atmosphere to reach the place of departure.
  • Departure : Saint-Pierre Church, Gigors and Lozeron
  • Arrival : Saint-Pierre Church, Gigors and Lozeron
  • Towns crossed : Gigors-et-Lozeron


Sensitive areas

Along your trek, you will go through sensitive areas related to the presence of a specific species or environment. In these areas, an appropriate behaviour allows to contribute to their preservation. For detailed information, specific forms are accessible for each area.

Golden eagle

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Peregrine falcon

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This walk is not recommended by strong heat.

Information desks

Place du Général de Gaulle, 26400 Crest 75 25 11 38

Route de Plan-de-Baix, 26400 Beaufort-sur-Gervanne 75 25 11 38

Access and parking

From Crest, take the direction of Gigors via the D93 then the D731. Park on the parking lot behind Saint-Pierre Church just before the village.

Parking :

Parking behind the church

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