The city of Manosque
At the heart of the Durance Valley, at the gateway to the Luberon, discover the town of Manosque and its old town. Walk through the picturesque alleys of the city center to discover the shaded plots, old houses, the bustle of rue Grande and the city's monuments: the Saunerie gate, the Jean Giono Center, the Soubeyran gate, the church Romanesque Notre-Dame-de-Romigier and the town hall.
Rendezvous in a magical place, with flamboyant colors and unspoiled nature, the Colorado Provençal. Discover its old ocher quarries with a structure reminiscent of canyons. These landforms were shaped by man and by erosion. Circuits on foot will be available to discover the Colorado Provençal: one is 40 minutes and the second is 1h45. In this postcard setting, you will discover superb views over the entire region.
The Plateau de Valensole
Discover the kingdom of lavender, the Plateau de Valensole, located 11.5 kilometers from Manosque. Located at an altitude of 500 meters and with a total area of 800 km², the Plateau de Valensole will surprise and charm you with the beauty of its lavender fields. The scents and colors of Provence will be there during your walk on the Plateau. It is in July that lavender is in bloom and that the landscape is the most beautiful.
The Lake of Sainte-Croix
At the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon, discover Lake Sainte-Croix. With a total area of 2,200 hectares, Lake Sainte-Croix is 31 kilometers from Manosque. Let yourself be charmed by the magnificent color of the water, which varies from turquoise to emerald, and by the verdant nature. On the shores of the lake, you can picnic, indulge in idleness and sunbathing or practice one of the many water activities around the lake such as stand up paddle, electric boat, canoeing, board sailing or pedal boat.
This charming, emblematic village of Provence is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is known worldwide for its earthenware. We particularly recommend that you visit the Earthenware Museum which exhibits a collection of fine earthenware from the 17th century to the present day. This village, which looks like a Provencal crib, is adorned with a star gilded with fine gold which marks the entrance to the center. Let yourself be charmed by the beauty of its alleys, its squares, its fountains, its workshops and its houses.
The Signal de Lure
In the heart of the Massif des Monts de Vaucluse, at the top of the Lure mountain, discover the Signal de Lure. This summit rises to 1,826 meters above sea level and marks the transition between the Alps and Provence. The Signal de Lure is the ideal place for cyclists. At the top, you will get a superb view of the Prealps of Digne, the Alps, the Luberon and the Plaine de Durance. Go to the village of Lurs to discover the mountain of Lure from a new perspective.
Within a radius of 35 kilometers around our establishment, many monuments will be on the program of your visits. We advise you to visit the Monastery of Ganagobie, a Benedictine abbey dating from the 10th century, you will be amazed by its remarkable medieval mosaics. Continue your discovery of the monuments of the region with a visit to the Château d'Allemagne-en-Provence, a haven of peace, built in 1218. End your journey with the Abbaye de Silvacane in La Roque-d'Anthéron, a gem of Cistercian art.
The village of Mane
This charming village, located between the Luberon and the Lure mountain, is crowned by a medieval citadel from the 12th century. Walk through its picturesque sloping calades and discover its mansions and charming stone buildings. The medieval citadel is not the only treasure of the city, you can also visit the Château de Sauvan and the priory of Notre-Dame de Salagon with its permanent and temporary exhibitions, but also its ethnobotanical gardens.
The village of Riez
Located in the heart of the Plateau de Valensole, 24 kilometers from Manosque, discover the village of Riez. This charming village will surprise you with its architectural and natural curiosities such as the four columns, the vestige of a facade of a temple from the 1st century, the baptistery from the 5th century, the remains of the primitive cathedral, the medieval ramparts and their two doors, the Maza hotel, and its staircase, but also the 17th century Chapel on the Sainte-Maxime hill.
The village of Forcalquier
This small village will seduce you with the charm of the alleys and squares of the historic center. Many visits will be on the program of your expeditions to Forcalquier such as the discovery of the Place Saint-Michel and its Gothic fountain, the Notre-Dame-du-Bourguet cathedral, the Cordeliers convent and the former castle of the counts of Forcalquier, but also the Notre-Dame-de-Provence chapel.