DISCOVER MANOSQUE AND ITS REGION.
Situated between the Verdon and the Luberon, Manosque and the Best Western Hotel le Sud are an ideal starting point for discovering the Haute Provence as well as the nearby Côte d’Azur. Here, you are half an hour from Aix en Provence, at only an hour’s drive from Cassis and the Calanques, and you can explore all the beautiful sites that the region has in store for you. On the agenda, walks, sports activities, exploration and hikes through landscapes straight out of a Cézanne painting.
THE TOWN OF MANOSQUE
Native town of Jean Giono, Manosque embodies the soul of authentic Provence. With its local markets where you can savour regional products, honey, melon, Banon cheese, olive oil or truffles, it provides a perfect base from which to immerse oneself in the heart of Haute Provence. The Jean Giono centre, the Carzou foundation, the sugar loaf Bori, the Occitane de Provence company, the Saunerie gate or even the Mont d’Or tower, symbol of the town - discover a population and heritage like no other. The town is also an extraordinary starting point for going off to discover all the beauties of the region.
THE VERDON REGIONAL NATURAL PARK
Considered the most beautiful canyon in Europe, with its vertiginous gorges, it is a countryside made up of 1000 colours and fragrances, with its thousands-of-years-old Verdon gorges, where you will discover the Sainte Croix lake and the wild Esparron lake. Leaving Manosque, go due south on the D907, cross the Durance river and take the D6 road towards Valensole, known for its fields of lavender, its almond trees, its cereals and its honey. A road enables you to wander through the gorges and discover unforgettable and majestic landscapes. Also take the time to discover villages such as Rougon, or La Palud sur Verdon. The former will be a delight of all kinds of walks and unbelievable panoramas, whereas the latter will be a well-deserved break in this area reminiscent of the valleys of the lower Alps.
THE VALENSOLE PLATEAU
Between the Durance and the Verdon, the Valensole plateau appears in high-resolution colour, full of endless blues, with its fields of lavender. Land of lavender and wheat, fertile earth for almond trees, you can contemplate, throughout this circuit of 110 kilometres, this vast plateau bordered to the north by the Asse valley and to the south by the Moustiers and Canjuers mountains.
THE LUBERON NATURAL PARK
Land of contrast with magnificent landscapes, the regional natural park of the Luberon, which extends around Manosque, is unique for the quality of its landscapes, its natural environment, as well as its population and architectural heritage. Breathe in the soft air of Provence and let your eyes soak up the Occitan colours. Hikes, exploration, sports activities, also go and discover a myriad of hilltop villages, each one more beautiful than the other: Roussillon and its red ochre, Gordes and its ancient stonework, Lourmarin and its art galleries, Bonnieux and its splendid view, or even Lacoste and its Marquis de Sade castle ...
LA CITADELLE DE SISTERON
"It is the mightiest fortress in my realm,” said Henri IV. Well-known tourist and cultural attraction, a visit to the Sisteron citadel is not to be missed. Between Provence and the Dauphiné, dominating the gorge where the Durance river flows, the Citadel of Sisteron is impressive, crowning the town with its walls, its bastions, its keep. The view we discover there is stunning, extending over 150 kms - it offers the most beautiful vista in Haute Provence. Classified historic monument, extending over 10 hectares, it is witness to eight centuries of architecture and history. You will admire the keep and the parapet walk, built on a narrow rocky ridge and dating from the 13th century, or even the magnificent tiering of fortified enclosures dating from the 16th century.
GREOUX LES BAINS
Located between the Luberon and the Verdon, at the crossroads of 4 counties (Var, Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône and the Alpes de Haute-Provence), Gréoux les Bains is a typically Provençal village and also the 3rd spa town of France. Its Templars’ castle, its chapels, its ramparts, its church crowned by a belfry, its troglodyte spas used since the Gallo-Roman period, make it a place steeped in history. From the undisturbed riverbanks of the Verdon to the healing waters of the Spas, through to the sound of the fountains and washing places, water is the High Priestess of the village. An ideal destination for rejuvenation treatment, or a relaxing day out.
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