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

Lescun
View of Lescun
View of Lescun
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
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) François Baye
Area
1
61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
172
 • Density2.8/km2 (7.3/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.

It is at an elevation of approximately 900 metres (3,000 feet) 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 cultureEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ hikers

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