Discover pastoral heritage

Architectural heritage

The many dry stone structures to be seen on the route between Crau and the Alps, created by pastoralists and shepherds and once used for stone removal and storage, helping men, tools and beasts on their way and providing them with shelter, and enclosing and channelling water, constitute a sizeable heritage. Huts and storehouses, bories, wells, sheepfolds, enclosures, fountains, livestock pens and farmsteads. This fascinating rural architecture is showcased all along the La Routo trail.

  • Pastoral craftsmanship

    Over the years, pastoralists and shepherds crafted whatever tools they needed, embellishing them in the process and…


  • Cultural sites

    Due to the culture it conveys, transhumance is one of Provence’s major identity markers, and certainly the…


  • Pastoralism’s landscapes

    Camargue, Crau, the Alpilles, Sainte-Victoire, the Valensole Plateau, and the Ubaye and Stura Valleys are among the…