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My favourite sundials in Pays du Büech

This is one of a series of sundial lists designed to help visitors to find good and interesting sundials to see in areas unfamiliar to them. Follow the links for a list of our pages for other places in France, or for a complete list of all these pages, divided by country.

The Pays du Büech is in the Département of the Hautes-Alpes, in southwestern France. The largest towns are Briançon and Gap. The Büech area lies to the west of Gap. Grenoble to the north-east is the nearest major airport. It is a region with a long rich tradition of sundials, and amply repays a visit just for the sundials, though of course the scenery is stunning too!

The Comité Départemental de Tourisme publishes some booklets under the title "La route des cadrans solaires" for the Pays du Büech (from which this brief summary is drawn) and also for Queyras in the east part of the Hautes-Alpes

Saint Julien en Beauchêne (5 km)
2 18th century sundials on a house in the forest of Durbon

La Faurie (Pustaux)
Horizontal sundial on ancient pilgimage route

Aspres-sur-Buëch
Sundial on the Château tower, visible from the square
1985 sundial on the Mairie, created by the orthodox monks of the village

Col de Cabre
Unique 1807 sundial, clebrating the glory of Ladoucette

Serres
1882 noonmark analemma on the primary school
Sundial on a private house near the bridge

Rosans
1 sundial

Montjay
1777 sundial on a private house, restored by the Tournesol workshop in 1986

Sainte-Colombe
1986 sundial of the "peace dove" by the Tournesol workshop
3 other sundials
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