Volonne

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownVolonne
Insee code04244
Postcode04290
Latitude44.1111980
Longitude6.0137110
AltitudeFrom 433 to 1244 meters
Surface24.61 km²
Population1719 inhabitants
Density69 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townDigne-les-Bains (at 28 km, 30 min)Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban at 2 km
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-ProvenceL'Escale at 3 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Volonne is a small picturesque village situated on the Route Napoleon. Volonne is on the left bank of the Durance, clinging to a rocky outcrop surrounded by orchards and beautiful landscapes.

Strolling through the narrow streets of the village you can admire the beautiful old houses with beautiful medieval gates (Central Street). You will soon be under the spell of the typical Provencal atmosphere that reigns at Volonne.

You can not miss next to the town hall, the fortified 17th century castle with its grand staircase decorated with plasterwork. The street Vière you will discover the "Path of rounds" on the old ramparts.

By taking the path called "two towers" that leads to the clock tower and then to the watchtower, you'll have a wonderful view of the entire village and part of the Durance valley.

North of the village, you can visit the remains of Saint-Martin, who witnessed the early Romanesque art from the 11th century, and the former priory of Saint-Jean Taravon, further north in the direction of Sisteron.


SIGHTSEEING

The Church of St. Martin in the 11th century - Classified Historical Monument (MHC). It is a monument of the Romanesque Primitive. The Church of St. Martin is a building of basilica consists of a nave and two aisles of five bays. The basic materials used for its construction are limestone, sandstone and pebbles Durance. It is preserved essentially in its original structure. She has survived the centuries by undergoing turn violations of religious wars (burnt in the late 16th century) and then it was abandoned in favor of Notre Dame in the early 17th century.

The old priory of Saint-Jean Taravon - Registered Historic Monument (MHI). The old priory of Saint-Jean Taravon is entered by order of January 30, 1992, with the additional inventory of Historic Monuments (MHI).

The old castle - a historic monument and Submission (MHC - MHI). The old castle (Grand VIP lounge and decor) is listed as an historic monument by decree of September 8, 1987 (MHI). The hall, the staircase (decorated in 1647.1656: Mannerist decor) and its cage with its decoration of plasterwork are classified as an historic monument by decree of December 14, 1992 (MHC).

See also: The Watchtower - Aqueduct - The Church of Our Lady of Rooms - The Way Round - The oil mill.

Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Volonne,   Church Saint-Martin,   Priory Saint-Jean-de-Taravon

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Relaxation massage and well-being treatmentsWellbeingFrom 35 € to 60 €Sisteron (10.9 km)
Hired electric bikes delivered to your doorNature and the outdoorsFrom 10 € to 120 €Sigonce (18.9 km)

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PHOTOS

Eglise Saint-Martin - Listed monumentEglise Saint-Martin - Listed monument
 
Aerial view of the main entrance of the villageAerial view of the main entrance of the village
The Way of roundsThe Way of rounds
 
WatchtowerWatchtower
Oil MillOil Mill
 
Inside the church of Saint-Martin - Listed monumentInside the church of Saint-Martin - Listed monument
Door Central StreetDoor Central Street
 
Décor reception hall - Council Chambers MunicipalDécor reception hall - Council Chambers Municipal

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WEATHER

Friday 18 April
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Min. -6°C - Max. 12°C
Saturday 19 April
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Min. -5°C - Max. 12°C
Sunday 20 April
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Min. 2°C - Max. 8°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Magnanerie  
9.8
Aubignosc
Nestled in Provence, about ten kilometers from Sisteron, La Magnanerie is a mecca of gastronomic discovery. In passionate Stephan Paroche does not shirk culinary challenge. It combines...
Located 1.5 km from Volonne41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Goût du Jour  
8.7
Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
Taste Day welcomes you in a warm and relaxing. The chef offers a choice of 4 starters, 4 main courses, 4 desserts to choose from on slate. It changes daily according to the market,...
Located 1.9 km from Volonne27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Bonne Etape  
9.2
Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
La Bonne Etape welcomes you in a refined setting, on Napoleon Road, from the Alps to the Mediterranean. Four generations of the roots of Greece and Italy, the two cradles of great civilizations,...
Located 2 km from Volonne66 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Mas with 4 bedroomsLe mas saint-joseph    
9.4
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Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat
Old eighteenth century farmhouse nestled in the heart of wild Haute-Provence mountains, the farmhouse has the charm of old stones. The rooms have retained some of their former specificity,...
Located 5.4 km from Volonne66 € the double room 
Mas with 4 bedroomsLe Jas de Péguier    
9.7
Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat
The Jas de Péguier, against the mountains of Lure is located in Forcalquier, near the endurance. This is a set of Jas. old stone buildings of the seventeenth century rural architecture...
Located 5.6 km from VolonneFrom 55 € to 69 € the double room 
Mas with 3 bedroomsMaison d'hôtes le jas vieux    
9.3
Montfort
In the heart of Provence, in the Val de Durance, we welcome you in guest rooms labeled Gites de France 3 ears, in our old Provençal house renovated with charm. Located in the town of...
Located 6.4 km from Volonne60 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons   NEW
Volonne
Apartment T2 new ground floor in a house at the entrance of a tourist village, all shops!
Located in VolonneFrom 300 € to 500 € per week 
Mobile-Home for 5 personsMobil-home avec piscine privée  
9.2
Sourribes
In particular in small village Sourribes (15 km from sisteron) on closed ground of 4000 m², automated gate, mobile homes of 33 square meters (unobstructed view vis-à-vis) fully equipped...
Located 4 km from VolonneFrom 225 € to 350 € per week 
Mas for 6 personsGites pigeonnier du Grangeon   SPECIAL OFFER
Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat
Pigeon Provencal character of seventeenth fully restored stone. Located in the town of Chateauneuf val st donat 8 km from Sisteron and 20 km from Forcalquier the doors of Luberon, at...
Located 5.5 km from VolonneFrom 450 € to 800 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
447 places over 11 haCamping Sunêlia l-Hippocampe à Volonne    
8.4
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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 in VolonneFrom 13 € to 30 € per day 
119 places over 3 haCamping du Bourg  
Digne-les-Bains
A few minutes from the center of Digne les Bains (1 km), quiet and surrounded by nature, offers free camping: Hot showers, football, Tennis (July and August). Via ferrata (Departure...
Located 18.8 km from VolonneFrom 14 € to 17.50 € 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 25 km from Volonne 

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HOTELS

Hotel Du Lac - Hotel in VolonneHotel Du Lac     
7.9
Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
The Hotel Du Lac is located in the town of Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban in the Provence countryside. All guestrooms are en suite with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel provides daily...
Located 1.2 km from VolonneRoom from 52 €
Chateaux et Hotels Collection La Magnanerie - Hotel in VolonneChateaux et Hotels Collection La Magnanerie     
8
Aubignosc
This country-side hotel is located in Aubignosc, in the heart of Provence, just 10 km from Sisteron. It offers a gastronomic restaurant and an outdoor bar set under Moroccan tents....
Located 1.5 km from VolonneRoom from 75 €
Relais et Chateaux La Bonne Étape - Hotel in VolonneRelais et Chateaux La Bonne Étape     
8.7
Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban
La Bonne Etape, found in a verdant setting full of aromatic wild herbs, is situated on the famous Napoleon road that runs from the French Alps to the Mediterranean Sea. The beautiful...
Located 2 km from VolonneRoom from 164 €

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Lou Paradou
The Lou Paradou hotel is located in Greoux-les-Bains, by the Verdon River, next to the lavender fields in the heart of the Provence. It is set within a...
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Hotel de la Placette
Hotel de la Placette is located in the village of Barcelonnette 2.5 km from Mercantour National Park. It offers soundproofed...
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