Valensole

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Valensole
TownValensole
Insee code04230
Postcode04210
Latitude43.8370640
Longitude5.9832420
AltitudeFrom 290 to 651 meters
Surface127.77 km²
Population3292 inhabitants
Density25 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelAllemagne-en-Provence at 6.4 km
Chief townDigne-les-Bains (at 44 km, 44 min)Brunet at 7.2 km
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-ProvenceSaint-Martin-de-Brômes at 8.1 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

Walking through the streets to admire the old doors and door knockers.

Discover fountains and wash houses of the 16th century.

Admire in the village storefronts with aged paint.

Visit the distillery traditional lavender from late June to late July following harvest.

Discover the 13th century church and the court where the Deanery Saint Mayeul is born, the child of the country, the fourth abbot of Cluny.

In and around the village, you can visit the various producers, artisans and shops where you will find everything that makes the richness of the soil: lavender and its extract, wheat, honey, olive oil and famous.

Hiking, horseback or mountain bike from the village used to appreciate the vastness and the atmosphere of the plateau. You can admire the lavender fields and especially in spring wheat and the color diversity of flora in bloom.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Valensole
Leisure centresGarden of the Clos de Villeneuve

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Wednesday and Saturday morning on the walk: farmers' market.

April: botanical area.

3rd Sunday of July: lavender festival.

In August, the market of the full moon in the village streets.

Agricultural and craft fair.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Bike rental between Verdon and LuberonSports sensationsFrom 18 € to 72 €Manosque (15.9 km)
Maiden or introductory microlight flightSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 180 €Vinon-sur-Verdon (18.4 km)
Hired electric bikes delivered to your doorNature and the outdoorsFrom 10 € to 140 €Sigonce (21 km)
Sculpture and art therapy courseCulture and education50 €Moissac-Bellevue (25 km)
Internships sculpture, printmaking and drawingCulture and educationFrom 40 € to 280 €Moissac-Bellevue (25 km)

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PHOTOS

Village square ValensoleVillage square Valensole
 
Lavender fields tray ValensoleLavender fields tray Valensole
Summer Stroll to ValensoleSummer Stroll to Valensole
 
Old walls flowerOld walls flower
Lavender HoneyLavender Honey
 
Market DayMarket Day
Distillery lavenderDistillery lavender
 
Parade during the festival lavenderParade during the festival lavender
Baptism by helicopter to the lavender festival in JulyBaptism by helicopter to the lavender festival in July
 
Distillation equipment lavenderDistillation equipment lavender
Distillery lavenderDistillery lavender
 
Old medieval village, Cluny siteOld medieval village, Cluny site
Church and its campanileChurch and its campanile
 
Roofs village ValensoleRoofs village Valensole
Day parade lavenderDay parade lavender
 
Day lavenderDay lavender
Day lavenderDay lavender
 
Top Summer ValensoleTop Summer Valensole
Goat Farming and cheese ValensoleGoat Farming and cheese Valensole
 
Sunflowers on board ValensoleSunflowers on board Valensole
Sun SnowSun Snow
 
Christmas Valensole - Flock of sheepChristmas Valensole - Flock of sheep
Campanile with its curious vane (© Jean Espirat)Campanile with its curious vane (© Jean Espirat)
 
Church of Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)Church of Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the Church of Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)Nave of the Church of Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)
 
Chair church Espirat Saint-Denis (© Jean)Chair church Espirat Saint-Denis (© Jean)
Chair of the church (© Jean Espirat)Chair of the church (© Jean Espirat)
 
Painted ceiling of the North Chapel the church (© JE)Painted ceiling of the North Chapel the church (© JE)
Painted ceiling of the South Chapel of the church (© JE)Painted ceiling of the South Chapel of the church (© JE)
 
Explanation of the church (© Jean Espirat)Explanation of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Lintel old (© Jean Espirat)Lintel old (© Jean Espirat)
 
old sign (© Jean Espirat)old sign (© Jean Espirat)
view from behind the church (© Jean Espirat)view from behind the church (© Jean Espirat)
  

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WEATHER

Friday 1 August
Day
Night
Min. -234°C - Max. -144°C
Saturday 2 August
Day
Night
Min. -115°C - Max. -26°C
Sunday 3 August
Day
Night
Min. 4°C - Max. 25°C

RESTAURANTS

 
Provençal restaurantLa Table de Pauline - Villa Borghese  
8
  SPECIAL OFFER
Gréoux-les-Bains
Discover La Table de Pauline Borghese restaurant nestled in the heart of Provence. You'll love the elegant and light, and the warm welcome awaits you. The plates, you will discover...
Located 11.3 km from Valensole39 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Manosque  
7.8
Manosque
The cuisine of Campanile Manosqueest a symphony of tastes and flavors sunny! You will take place in a elegant atmosphere. Enjoy basic colors of the room and its resolutely contemporary...
Located 15.1 km from Valensole20 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Sud  
6.3
Manosque
BEST WESTERN Manosque - Le Sud The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner in a charming dining room bathed in light. The young and dynamic team invites you to taste traditional...
Located 15.6 km from Valensole27 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau du Grand Jardin    
9
Valensole
Be seduced by a stay in this romantic chateau of Napoleon III built on the foundations of a country house of the seventeenth century by the family de Fresse de Monval. Situated right...
Located in ValensoleFrom 110 € to 150 € the double room 
Villa with 2 bedroomsLa vandolive     NEW
Valensole
Located 10 minutes walk from the village center surrounded by fields of lavender, in a quiet location with panoramic views over the village and its surroundings. Our 2 terraces welcome...
Located in Valensole75 € the double room 
Mas with 3 bedroomsCampagne Les Chaberts    
9.4
Saint-Martin-de-Brômes
Joëlle and André the meter welcome you to the campaign The Chaberts located in St-Martin-de-Brômes (04). A simple and warm hospitality...   During a visit to The Chaberts campaign,...
Located 6.6 km from Valensole57 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsL' oustaou  
8.8
Riez
Rental house in late 18th century to the gates of the Verdon Gorges. Laugh villages participating in the Regional Natural Park Verdon. Centre historic Gallo-Roman.
Located 9 km from ValensoleFrom 480 € to 550 € per week 
Villa for 10 personsVilla Provençale avec vue panoramique  
9.6
Villeneuve
A modern villa in the vicinity of the medieval village of Villeneuve! It is located on the eastern side of the Luberon with a view over the valley of the Durance in front of Valensole...
Located 11.5 km from ValensoleFrom 850 € to 1650 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsMeublé de tourisme Résidence le Grisélis
Gréoux-les-Bains
Catering to the third and last floor with elevator, capacity 4 people, facing East - West, 5 minutes walk from the spa and the city center, surrounded by greenery with parking and garage....
Located 11.6 km from ValensoleFrom 400 € to 500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
104 places over 3,5 haLa riviere  
Saint-Maime
Friendly family campsite along the river and a fishing pond,
Located 15.6 km from ValensoleFrom 17 € to 28.50 € per day 
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 21 km from Valensole 
447 places over 11 haCamping Sunêlia l-Hippocampe à Volonne    
8.7
Volonne
This Sunêlia campsite is situated in Haute Provence along the Durance River at 600 m from Volonne, a medieval Provencal village provided with many shops. A 4 stars campsite with swimming...
Located 30 km from ValensoleFrom 13 € to 30 € per day 

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HOTELS

La Fuste - Hotel in ValensoleLa Fuste    
6.7
Valensole
Surrounded by lavender fields, this former 17th-century mansion is 4 km from Manosque. It offers a restaurant with terrace, a swimming pool and a park. Free parking and free Wi-Fi are...
Located in ValensoleRoom from 200 €
Hôtel du Moulin - Hotel in ValensoleHôtel du Moulin     
7.6
Allemagne-en-Provence
This former Provencal country house and windmill is set in Allemagne-en-Provence. Guests are invited to explore the garden or enjoy a local meal on the terrace of the restaurant. The...
Located 6.4 km from ValensoleRoom from 87 €
Hotel La Fontaine - Hotel in ValensoleHotel La Fontaine    
7.9
Saint-Martin-de-Brômes
Located in the village of Saint-Martin-de-Brômes, this hotel has a restaurant with a terrace offering views of the surrounding valley. The hotel is located a 10-minute drive from Esparron-de-Verdon...
Located 8.1 km from ValensoleRoom from 35 €

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Villa Borghese
Located in Gréoux-les-Bains, between the Gorges du Verdon and the Luberon, the Villa Borghese is situated in a park surrounded by 100-year old oak trees....
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