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Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes.

Orpierre became a stronghold of the Princes of Orange since the fourteenth century, following the marriage of Mary Baux, heir to the Principality of Orange, and Jean de Chalon, Baron of Orpierre and Trescloux. The road that connects the barony of Orpierre to Orange, the capital of the principality, was then a busy road between Avignon and Italy.
In 1956, the route linking the ancient cities partners becomes a tourist route and takes the name of the "Princes of Orange Road".

In WS, two pedestrian streets of Orpierre. Lots of houses were closed, which suggests that these are second homes.

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