Forcalquier

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TownForcalquier
Insee code04088
Postcode04300
Latitude43.9599330
Longitude5.7807120
AltitudeFrom 397 to 904 meters
Surface42.76 km²
Population4786 inhabitants
Density111 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townDigne-les-Bains (at 48 km, 49 min)Mane at 2.7 km
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-ProvencePierrerue at 4.3 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Sub-prefecture of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Forcalquier is a medieval town crossed by the Via Domitia.

You can visit the old town with its narrow streets. There are small places, some of which are adorned with fountains, beautiful houses from the 12th to the 15th century, which you can admire the entries.

Forcalquier is served by the A51 motorway, its entrance is about 10 km (Brillanne).


SIGHTSEEING

Notre-Dame du Bourguet: co-cathedral known since 1155. Original plan of a Latin cross with a nave barrel vault, Romanesque transept, apse Gothic, modified in the 17th century by the addition of aisles. The organ is from 1629, a remarkable instrument. Beautiful stained glass window above.

Cordeliers Convent: Franciscan monastery from the 13th century. Free access to the gardens and cloisters. The rooms are sometimes open for exhibitions. Perfumer Workshop: During creation of perfume in the beautiful amphitheater of the convent of the Cordeliers. A magical and unforgettable proposed by the European University of scents and flavors. Do not miss!

Cemetery historical monument for its yews form a green cloister.

Mourres the natural site: These are limestone buildings that have been shaped by erosion. They have about 25 million years. Mourre Provencal means head. They are huge limestone mushrooms and they are spectacular. The place is pretty wild. Access: Forcalquier, take Avenue Marcel André rising to the left of the town hall square, then turn right onto the D12 towards Fontienne. After about 2.5 km you arrive on the site. A large parking "bench cedar" is on the left there is room for several cars and a bus.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Forcalquier
Leisure centresMunicipal Museum of Forcalquier
MonumentsCathedral Notre-Dame du Bourguet,   Cathedral Saint-Mari,   Church Saint-Jean,   Convent of the Cordeliers

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Every Monday morning large Provencal market.

Votive festival of St. Promasse in May.

In summer, the festival Rencontres Musicales de Haute Provence (the last week of July).

Every 2 years: Craft Biennale (in April).


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

From mid-June to mid-July: the road to lavender.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Hired electric bikes delivered to your doorNature and the outdoorsFrom 10 € to 140 €Sigonce (6.4 km)
Bicycle hire between Verdon and LuberonSports sensationsFrom 18 € to 72 €Manosque (14.2 km)
Maiden or introductory microlight flightSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 180 €Vinon-sur-Verdon (26 km)
Relaxation massage and well-being treatmentsWellbeingFrom 35 € to 60 €Sisteron (29 km)

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PHOTOS

ForcalquierForcalquier
 
Classified cemetery (one of the most beautiful in Europe)Classified cemetery (one of the most beautiful in Europe)
Notre-Dame de Fougeres 15th centuryNotre-Dame de Fougeres 15th century
 
Notre-Dame de FougeresNotre-Dame de Fougeres
CitadelCitadel
 
Sunset on St. Pancras ChapelSunset on St. Pancras Chapel
Chapel Saint-MarcChapel Saint-Marc
 
Arthouse Cinema in the chapel of the Convent of the Visitation (1687)Arthouse Cinema in the chapel of the Convent of the Visitation (1687)
Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Bourguet (1155)Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Bourguet (1155)
 
Citadel at nightCitadel at night
The MourresThe Mourres
 
The rocks of unusual MourresThe rocks of unusual Mourres
Bories Free access around ForcalquierBories Free access around Forcalquier
 
Borie wilderness (1 / 2 hour walk)Borie wilderness (1 / 2 hour walk)
Forcalquier saw the chapelForcalquier saw the chapel
 
Panorama from the chapelPanorama from the chapel
BorieBorie
 
Rocks MourresRocks Mourres
Rocks MourresRocks Mourres
 
Rocks MourresRocks Mourres
Rocks MourresRocks Mourres
 
Rocks MourresRocks Mourres

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WEATHER

Friday 24 October
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Min. -3°C - Max. 17°C
Saturday 25 October
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Sunday 26 October
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Marina   SPECIAL OFFER
Forcalquier
HOSTEL SHOCK - Fans of marine delights and pleasures other iodinated had better watch out! At the heart of Forcalquier, the La Marina restaurant delights gourmets fish and seafood to...
Located in Forcalquier45 € per person 
Provençal restaurantLa Campagne St-Lazare
Forcalquier
Campaign Saint-Lazare is nestled in the heart of the Haute-Provence, in an old farmhouse from the 17th century surrounded by two rivers. You will fall in love with this character. The...
Located in Forcalquier33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Cloître
Mane
The restaurant Le Cloître opens the doors of his den in the town of Mane, Provence. Discover a sumptuous building of charm in the cloister and the court refurbished sunny divinely....
Located 2.7 km from Forcalquier72 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 1 bedroomDonakia    
9.6
Mane
Located on the heights of Mane en Provence with views over the village and the Citadel, only fortress in a state of the twelfth century Provence, the room is in a wooded area. You will...
Located 2.1 km from Forcalquier65 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe jardin des glycines    
9.4
Mane
In a village of Haute Provence, this magnificent house of Maitre nineteenth century, with its gypseries and its painted ceilings, offers 3 chambres d'hotes furnished period, with toilets...
Located 2.8 km from Forcalquier58 € the double room 
Mas with 3 bedroomsAncienne ferme de giono    
9.6
Forcalquier
In the countryside at the top of a hill near (500 m) of the bike path that connects apt forcalquier, two charming cottages. This farm previously owned by our famous French writer Jean...
Located in ForcalquierFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 7 personsMaison avec jardin et piscine  
9.6
Forcalquier
A fully furnished village compound in Forcalquier, with garden, pool and a small guest house in the garden, situated in authentic Provence, between Luberon and Haute Provence. The compound...
Located in ForcalquierFrom 600 € to 1400 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsCampagne BEL  
9.5
Forcalquier
Flat 4 persons located 3 km Forcalquier, 25 km from Manosque, 5 km of Brillanne (exit A51), 30 km from Lake Esparron Verdon. On 20000 m² property, 3 rooms upstairs, balcony, 2 bedrooms...
Located in ForcalquierFrom 320 € to 430 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsLes demeures du clos
Niozelles
For your accommodation during your holiday in the heart of Haute Provence, the Luberon and Verdon Gorges, in a privileged location at the foot of the forest of Niozelles the Mansions...
Located 5.5 km from ForcalquierFrom 350 € to 750 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
126 places over 4 haCamping Indigo Forcalquier  
Forcalquier
At the gateway of the Luberon Regional Park, in Provence... Forcalquier Indigo Campsite*** is located in Haute Provence in the south of France, close to the Luberon Regional Park and...
Located in Forcalquier 
104 places over 3,5 haLa riviere  
Saint-Maime
Friendly family campsite along the river and a fishing pond,
Located 7.2 km from ForcalquierFrom 17 € to 28.50 € per day 
70 places over 5 haCamping Le Colorado    
9.2
Rustrel
At the heart of ocher quarries Colorado Provencal in the Luberon, we welcome you in a friendly camping and family trees.
Located 24 km from ForcalquierFrom 15 € to 18 € per day 

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HOTELS

La Bastide Saint Georges & Spa - Hotel in ForcalquierLa Bastide Saint Georges & Spa     
8.6
Forcalquier
Nestled in a one-hectare park with secular olive trees and well-kept lawns, overlooking the plains of the Lubéron, the luxury hotel welcomes you in a friendly and sunny setting. The...
Located in ForcalquierRoom from 144 €
Le Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa - Hotel in ForcalquierLe Couvent Des Minimes Hotel & Spa     
8.3
Mane
Once a convent, built in 1613, it is now a fusion of medieval architecture and contemporary design. Located in Mane this hotel has a period facade and a terraced garden with botanical...
Located 2.4 km from ForcalquierRoom from 160 €
Le Mas Du Pont Roman - Hotel in ForcalquierLe Mas Du Pont Roman     
8.2
Mane
Dating from the 17th century, this hotel is located within walking distance from Mane and just 4.5 km from Forcalquier. The property offers a 3-hectare garden with 100-year-old trees...
Located 3.9 km from ForcalquierRoom from 100 €

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La Bastide du Paradou
Housed in a 16th-century building, La Bastide du Paradou is a hotel located a 5-minute walk from the centre of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Enjoy access to...
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Le Colombier
Located 500 metres from Moustiers Sainte Marie village centre, Le Colombier is just 5 km from the Sainte-Croix Lake. This...
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