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Valensole

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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
Population3292 inhabitants
Density25 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (44 km, 44 min)
Insee code04230
IntercommunalityCA Durance Luberon Verdon Agglomération
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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

Valensole Village Square
Valensole Village Square
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Valensole tray lavender fields
Valensole tray lavender fields
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Summer Stroll Valensole
Summer Stroll Valensole
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Old floral walls
Old floral walls
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Lavender honey
Lavender honey
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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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helicopter Baptism in Day in July lavender
helicopter Baptism in Day in July lavender
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Distillation Equipment lavender
Distillation Equipment lavender
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Distillery lavender
Distillery lavender
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Old medieval village, Cluny site
Old medieval village, Cluny 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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Parade lavender festival
Parade lavender festival
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lavender Day
lavender Day
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Day of lavender
Day of lavender
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Home Summer Valensole
Home Summer Valensole
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goats and cheese Valensole Farming
goats and cheese Valensole Farming
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Sunflowers on Valensole tray
Sunflowers on Valensole tray
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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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Church of Saint-Denis (© Jean Espirat)
Church of 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 North Chapel church (© JE)
Painted ceiling of the North Chapel church (© JE)
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Painted ceiling of the chapel south of the church (© JE)
Painted ceiling of the chapel south of the 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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Vintage Sign (© Jean Espirat)
Vintage Sign (© Jean Espirat)
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view from behind the church (© Jean Espirat)
view from behind the church (© Jean Espirat)
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The Valensole fountain
The Valensole fountain
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The washhouse Valensole
The washhouse Valensole
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Weather

Friday 22 may
Min. 7°C - Max. 22°C
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Saturday 23 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
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Sunday 24 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C
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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
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 72 € Manosque (15.9 km)
Hired electric bikes delivered to your door
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 140 € Sigonce (21 km)
Sculpture, engraving and drawing courses
Culture and education40 € to 280 € Moissac-Bellevue (25 km)
Internship voice mountain: singing and hiking
Well-being390 € La Palud-sur-Verdon (29 km)
Guided tour of an agro-ecological farm
Culture and education6 € to 8 € Entrepierres (39 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
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)
Colorado of Provence
HikeEasy1h00Rustrel (41 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels