5 km from Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues, 11 km from Ongles, 16 km from Peyrius, 17 km from les Mées.
Altitude : 711 m
Population: 590

This is a small and peaceful village set on the southern slope of the Montagne de Lure, surrounded by garrigue and lavender fields, on the edge of pine tree plantations and forests of beech trees. Long-renowned for its essential oils (made from lavender and medicinal plants), Cruis has been awarded a 'Two-Flower' grading by the national body which judges the most beautifully flowered French villages and towns.

What to see, what to visit: the church Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Martin; the blind arcades of the 14th century cloister; a gilded wooden retable; 19th century santons; the chapel Notre-Dame-de-Lumière; the remains of the monastery, with its listed cloister.
At Christmas time there is a gigantic nativity scene featuring listed santons.
Recommended activities;: pony or horse riding, walking circuits.

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