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Orcières (Municipality, Hautes-Alpes, France)

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Flag of Orcières - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 8 November 2004

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Presentation of Orcières

The municipality of Orcières (725 inhabitants in 2012; 9,827 ha) is located in the region of Champsaur (upper valley of river Drac). The village was once known as Oursières, a direct reference to the bears (ours), then common in the Alps. The ski resort of Orcières-Merlette (1,850-2,725 m), located 5 km above the village of Orcières, has 29 ski-lifts, serving 44 runs, for a total length of 85 km. The resort has also cross-country ski trails (20 km).

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2004

Flag of Orcières

The flag of Orcières is white with the logo of the village in the middle, feturing a white bear outlined in blue, with a yellow bear's footprint in the background.

Dominique Cureau, 8 November 2004