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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
Population3228 inhabitants
Density25 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (27 mi, 44 min)
Insee code04230
IntercommunalityCA Durance-Lubéron-Verdon Agglomération
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
TerritoryAlps, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Brunet6.5 mi (14 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Brômes7.3 mi (23 min)
Gréoux-les-Bains8.4 mi (18 min)
Allemagne-en-Provence8.5 mi (23 min)
Riez8.9 mi (19 min)
Oraison10.3 mi (24 min)
Roumoules10.9 mi (23 min)
Saint-Julien-d'Asse11.6 mi (26 min)
Puimoisson11.7 mi (19 min)
La Brillanne12.2 mi (28 min)
Bras-d'Asse12.6 mi (23 min)
Manosque13.4 mi (25 min)
Le Castellet14.1 mi (32 min)
Entrevennes14.3 mi (34 min)
Saint-Jeannet14.7 mi (28 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Demonstration of Traditional Lavender Cup
2nd Regional Products Fair of Valensole

Photos

Great fountain (© J.E)
Great fountain (© J.E)
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Lavender field, end of June (© J.E)
Lavender field, end of June (© J.E)
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Chapel of Tholonet (© Jean Espirat)
Chapel of Tholonet (© Jean Espirat)
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Lavender fields of the plateau of Valensole
Lavender fields of the plateau of Valensole
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Lavender honey
Lavender honey
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Château des grands jardins and Tholonet district (© J.E)
Château des grands jardins and Tholonet district (© J.E)
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Village Square of Valensole
Village Square of Valensole
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Summer walk to Valensole
Summer walk to Valensole
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The fountain of Valensole
The fountain of Valensole
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Old flowery walls
Old flowery walls
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Market day
Market day
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Lavender distillery
Lavender distillery
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Parade at the lavender party
Parade at the lavender party
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Helicopter baptism at the lavender festival in July
Helicopter baptism at the lavender festival in July
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Lavender distillation equipment
Lavender distillation equipment
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Lavender distillery
Lavender distillery
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Old medieval village, Clunisian site
Old medieval village, Clunisian site
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Church and its campanile
Church and its campanile
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Roofs of the village of Valensole
Roofs of the village of Valensole
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Lavender Day Parade
Lavender Day Parade
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Feast of lavender
Feast of lavender
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Feast of lavender
Feast of lavender
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Early summer at Valensole
Early summer at Valensole
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Goat and cheese farm of Valensole
Goat and cheese farm of Valensole
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Sunflowers on the plateau of Valensole
Sunflowers on the plateau of Valensole
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Sun of snow
Sun of snow
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Christmas at Valensole - ​​Flock of sheep
Christmas at Valensole - ​​Flock of sheep
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Campanile with its curious weather vane (© Jean Espirat)
Campanile with its curious weather vane (© Jean Espirat)
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Saint-Denis Church (© Jean Espirat)
Saint-Denis Church (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the Saint-Denis church (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the Saint-Denis church (© Jean Espirat)
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Chair of the Saint-Denis Church (© Jean Espirat)
Chair of the Saint-Denis Church (© Jean Espirat)
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Chair of the church (© Jean Espirat)
Chair of the church (© Jean Espirat)
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Painted ceiling of the north chapel of the church (© J.E)
Painted ceiling of the north chapel of the church (© J.E)
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Painted ceiling of the south chapel of the church (© J.E)
Painted ceiling of the south chapel of the church (© J.E)
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Explanations about the church (© Jean Espirat)
Explanations about the church (© Jean Espirat)
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Ancient lintel (© Jean Espirat)
Ancient lintel (© Jean Espirat)
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Old signboard (© Jean Espirat)
Old signboard (© 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 laundry of Valensole
The laundry of Valensole
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Saint-Mayeul Chapel (© Jean Espirat)
Saint-Mayeul Chapel (© Jean Espirat)
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Castle of large gardens (© J.E)
Castle of large gardens (© J.E)
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Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
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Covered laundry of Tholonet (© J.E)
Covered laundry of Tholonet (© J.E)
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Covered laundry, near the big fountain (© J.E)
Covered laundry, near the big fountain (© J.E)
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Autumn mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
Autumn mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
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Spring Mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
Spring Mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
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Summer Mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
Summer Mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
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Winter Mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
Winter Mask - Tholonet Fountain (© J.E)
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Panorama from the Riez road (© J.E)
Panorama from the Riez road (© J.E)
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Lane of Valensole (© J.E)
Lane of Valensole (© J.E)
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Lavender field, end of June (© J.E)
Lavender field, end of June (© J.E)
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Lavender field (© J.E)
Lavender field (© J.E)
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Lavender field (© J.E)
Lavender field (© J.E)
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Weather

Saturday 22 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 34°C
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Sunday 23 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 34°C
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Monday 24 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 35°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
Outing in Provence with a tour guide
Culture and education35 € Gréoux-les-Bains (7.3 mi)
Balloon flight on the Verdon Park
Nature and the great outdoors145 € to 1260 € Puimoisson (8 mi)
Guided tour of an olive oil mill
Local flavoursFreeLes Mées (12.4 mi)
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Provence
Nature and the great outdoors229 € Forcalquier (13.2 mi)
Hired electric bikes delivered to your door
Sports sensations12 € to 150 € Sigonce (13.2 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Gréoux-les-Bains by electric bike
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Gréoux-les-Bains (7.3 mi)
Verdon Gorge
HikeIntermediate4h00Quinson (9.8 mi)
Olive tree path
HikeEasy1h30Estoublon (11.9 mi)
Summit and Ridges of Lure via Notre-Dame
HikeAthletic7h00Cruis (17.2 mi)
Tour of the old village
HikeEasy2h00Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat (17.8 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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