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Valensole

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Valensole - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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A 580 m elevation on the plateau of the same name, with an area of 12 700 ha, is one of the largest municipalities in France. At the heart of the Parc Naturel du Verdon, on the road to the lakes of St. Croix and Esparron and gorges of Verdon, stands in the middle of farmland devoted to wheat and lavender's beautiful silhouette of a genuine Provencal village.

Site remarkable taste for honey lavender.

Geographical information

MunicipalityValensole
Postcode04210
Tourism label
Latitude43.8370640 (N 43° 50’ 13”)
Longitude5.9832420 (E 5° 58’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 290m to 651m
Surface area127.77 km²
Population3329 inhabitants
Density26 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (44 km, 44 min)
Insee code04230
IntercommunalityCA Durance-Lubéron-Verdon Agglomération
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
RegionProvence

Nearest cities & towns

Brunet10.5 km (14 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Brômes11.7 km (23 min)
Gréoux-les-Bains13.5 km (18 min)
Allemagne-en-Provence13.6 km (23 min)
Riez14.3 km (19 min)
Oraison16.6 km (24 min)
Roumoules17.5 km (23 min)
Saint-Julien-d'Asse18.6 km (26 min)
Puimoisson18.8 km (19 min)
La Brillanne19.6 km (28 min)
Bras-d'Asse20 km (23 min)
Manosque22 km (25 min)
Le Castellet23 km (32 min)
Entrevennes23 km (34 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Photos

Large fountain (© JE)
Large fountain (© JE)
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Chapel of Tholonet (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of Tholonet (© Jean Espirat)
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Valensole plateau of lavender fields
Valensole plateau of lavender fields
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Lavender honey
Lavender honey
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Château large gardens and neighborhood Tholonet (© JE)
Château large gardens and neighborhood Tholonet (© JE)
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Valensole Village Square
Valensole Village Square
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Stroll of been Valensole
Stroll of been Valensole
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Valensole of fountain
Valensole of fountain
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Old flowery walls
Old flowery walls
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market Day
market Day
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Distillery lavender
Distillery lavender
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parade during the festival of lavender
parade during the festival of lavender
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baptism by helicopter to the feast of lavender in July
baptism by helicopter to the feast of lavender in July
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distillation equipment lavender
distillation equipment lavender
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Distillery lavender
Distillery lavender
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medieval village clunisien Site
medieval village clunisien Site
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church and its bell
church and its bell
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Valensole village Roofs
Valensole village Roofs
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lavender festival the Parade
lavender festival the Parade
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lavender's Day
lavender's Day
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lavender's Day
lavender's Day
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early summer to Valensole
early summer to Valensole
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Valensole goats cheese and Breeding
Valensole goats cheese and Breeding
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Sunflowers on Valensole the plate
Sunflowers on Valensole the plate
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Sun snow
Sun snow
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Christmas Valensole - sheep Herd
Christmas Valensole - sheep Herd
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Campanile with its curious weather vane (© Jean Espirat)
Campanile with its curious weather vane (© Jean Espirat)
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Eglise Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)
Eglise Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the Church of St. Denis (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the Church of St. Denis (© Jean Espirat)
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church Chair Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)
church Chair Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)
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church Chair (© Jean Espirat)
church Chair (© Jean Espirat)
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painted ceiling of the northern church chapel (© JE)
painted ceiling of the northern church chapel (© JE)
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painted ceiling of the chapel of the South church (© JE)
painted ceiling of the chapel of the South church (© JE)
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Explanation of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of the church (© Jean Espirat)
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old Lintel (© Jean Espirat)
old Lintel (© Jean Espirat)
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old sign (© Jean Espirat)
old sign (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama from behind the church (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from behind the church (© Jean Espirat)
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the wash of Valensole
the wash of Valensole
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St. Mayeul Chapelle (© Jean Espirat)
St. Mayeul Chapelle (© Jean Espirat)
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Château large gardens (© JE)
Château large gardens (© JE)
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Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
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Laundry covered Tholonet (© JE)
Laundry covered Tholonet (© JE)
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Laundry covered, near the big fountain (© JE)
Laundry covered, near the big fountain (© JE)
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mask representing the fall - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
mask representing the fall - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
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mask representing spring - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
mask representing spring - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
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mask representing the summer - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
mask representing the summer - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
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mask representing winter - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
mask representing winter - Fontaine Tholonet (© JE)
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Panorama from the road Laugh (© JE)
Panorama from the road Laugh (© JE)
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Alley Valensole (© JE)
Alley Valensole (© JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Activities: Biking - Hiking - horseback rides - Canoeing - Kayaking - Rafting - Sailing - Rowing - Swimming (Lake St. Croix and Esparron). Clean air and light is conducive to the practice of the glider and ultralight.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bicycle hire between Verdon and Luberon
Sports sensations12 € Manosque (15.9 km)
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Provence
Nature and the great outdoors217 € Forcalquier (21 km)
Hired electric bikes delivered to your door
Sports sensations10 € to 140 € Sigonce (21 km)
Aqua trekking in the Verdon Grand Canyon
Sports sensations70 € Aiguines (31 km)
Airboat kayaking in the Grand Canyon of Verdon
Sports sensations50 € to 65 € Castellane (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Gréoux-les-Bains by electric bike
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Gréoux-les-Bains (11.8 km)
Olive tree path
HikeEasy1h30Estoublon (19.1 km)
Summit and Ridges of Lure via Notre-Dame
HikeAthletic7h00Cruis (28 km)
Tour of the old village
HikeEasy2h00Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat (29 km)
Tour of Volonne Lake
HikeEasy2h15Volonne (31 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels