Lescun

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Lescun
View of Lescun from Lhers
View of Lescun from Lhers
Lescun is located in France
Lescun
Lescun
Coordinates: 42°56′06″N 0°38′01″W / 42.935°N 0.6336°W / 42.935; -0.6336Coordinates: 42°56′06″N 0°38′01″W / 42.935°N 0.6336°W / 42.935; -0.6336
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Canton Accous
Intercommunality Vallée d'Aspe
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François Baye
Area
 • Land1 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 187
 • Population2 density 3.1/km2 (7.9/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64336 / 64490
Elevation 468–2,504 m (1,535–8,215 ft)
(avg. 900 m or 3,000 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

The village of Lescun is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

It is at approximately 900m altitude in a grand cirque.

Lescun is situated on the GR 10 long-distance footpath traversing the Pyrenees. Combined with the dramatic scenery of its mountain backdrop, this makes it a popular focus for walkers and climbers.

With its old buildings and narrow streets, Lescun exudes a pleasant old village charm.

Lescun in popular culture[edit]

Lescun the setting for the book Waiting for Anya by Michael Morpurgo.

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