The campsite is located 500 metres from the village, so you will be able to walk there and visit, in particular, Notre Dame chapel.
It has stood at the top of the hill referred to as “la citadelle” dominating the town of Forcalquier since 1875.
It provides a 360° view over the Forcalquier region.
Coming down from this lookout area, you can enjoy the picturesque atmosphere of the village streets. An easy and pleasant activity.
Then, strolling around Forcalquier’s alleyways, you will stumble across the Gouvan windmill. There is a charming hotel there, and a farmer who loves olives, which he cultivates himself near the old town. He will be happy to share his passion by giving you a tour of the windmill and allowing you to taste the delicious products of his harvest: olives, tapenades, oils. Free visit and tasting session. It’s worth the detour!
For those looking to discover the town in an original way, France Montgolfières gives you the opportunity of doing so from the sky with a hot air balloon flight: relax and enjoy the beauty of the scenery.
You will be warmly welcomed and well looked after, with a free breakfast before take-off and a delicious local Crémant upon arrival.
Sports enthusiasts may also be interested the equestrian centre “Les Crins de Gaïa” for
advanced or beginner horse riders. Anyone can enjoy a horse ride around the beautiful Provençal landscape.
Tennis: The club is located at the top of the road as you come out the campsite, only a 3-minute walk away.
You can hire a court, take an introductory course or get tennis lessons from professional coaches, qualified by the state.
And of course, you can go on hikes around Les Mourres de Forcalquier rock formations, or bike rides in the Mountain of Lure.
Don’t miss the market on Monday mornings: it has been around since ancient times, and is one of the largest in Provence. It brings together 400 traders around the town in the summer, and is the weekly meeting place of producers, craftsmen and local people… great atmosphere guaranteed.
In a quieter atmosphere, you can visit the old town, its narrow, charming alleyways, Notre Dame de Provence Church, Visitandines Convent, Cordeliers Convent…
The pearl of Haute Provence, Sisteron town will seduce you with the wealth of its unique heritage, combined with its exceptional natural environment.
Your visit of the town will be marked by its many features, including Notre Dame des Pommiers cathedral, the fortification towers, streets lined with ancient façades, and its small squares with charming fountains. A great town to visit during your camping holidays in Alpes de Haute-Provence !
Le Verdon, which borders the Alpes de Haute-Provence department to the south, is a magic river. It is the largest canyon in Europe. Here, its waters have a beautiful emerald colour. Visit the Regional Nature Park of Luberon: it is the perfect place for a family swim or for white water sports.
Manosque is an ancient city with a rich past. It has preserved its charm thanks to its bustling pedestrianised historic centre. Stroll around and discover its fountains, shaded areas, café and restaurant terraces.
Manosque is a cultural town and places great emphasis on books. Jean Giono centre offers a space dedicated to writers. You can also visit its historic monuments, which represent various periods of its history.
Discover the vast expanses of purple characterising Valensole plateau in late June, early July. These fields of lavender as far as the eye can see, magically transform the landscape with their colour and smell.
Take part in the lavender festival in mid-July.
The old centre of Valensole features beautiful old houses restored in Provençal colours. There are also fountains, specifically the very decorative fountain on Place Thiers, chapels and an imposing washing place with five basins dating back to 1681.
Two listed gardens invite you to take a peaceful break: le Clos de Villeneuve, labelled an ‘Outstanding Garden’, and Château du Grand Jardin.
A pleasant, quiet little road through the Luberon hills leads to the village of Lurs, perched on top of the Durance valley on a lush promontory. With an altitude of 580 metres, Lurs offers a breathtaking view of Durance valley and a beautiful panorama of the surrounding mountains.
Simiane la Rotonde
This wonderful little village, classified ‘village of character’, is perched on a hill surrounded by lavender fields, between the regions of Forcalquier and Luberon. A rich heritage and beautiful architectural sights dating from the Middle Ages and Renaissance…
Little flowery, shaded squares, old stones restored with taste, with beautiful nature as a backdrop, offering a multitude of walks… You will quickly fall under the charm of the atmosphere which reigns in Sigonce. And all around Sigonce is stunning nature calling out to be walked around.
Many other typical villages are within easy reach: Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Opède le Vieux…