Lescun

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Lescun
View of Lescun from Lhers
View of Lescun from Lhers
Location of Lescun
Lescun is located in France
Lescun
Lescun
Lescun is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementOloron-Sainte-Marie
CantonOloron-Sainte-Marie-1
IntercommunalityVallée d'Aspe
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François Baye
Area
1
61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
180
 • Density3.0/km2 (7.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64336 /64490
Elevation468–2,504 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.

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 hikers [2] and climbers. Several lakes and summits can for example be reached from Lescun, including the lake of Lhurs, the lake of Ansabère, the Billare, the Pic d'Anie, and the Grande Aiguille d'Ansabère.

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ hikers

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