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Forcalquier

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

Forcalquier - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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Forcalquier, located not far from Lure mountain and the Luberon, was the capital of a medieval earldom and has retained a rich heritage from this past. The historic centre, which lies at the foot of the citadel hill, features ancient streets, Place Saint-Michel square with a Gothic fountain, Notre-Dame-du-Bourguet cathedral and the Franciscan Cordeliers convent. Also not to be missed is the magnificent view over the rooftops of the town and the surrounding landscape from the citadel – where the former castle of the Counts of Forcalquier stands – and Notre-Dame-de-Provence chapel.

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Forcalquier

Sub-prefecture of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Forcalquier is a medieval town crossed by the Via Domitia.

You can visit the old town with its narrow streets. There are small places, some of which are adorned with fountains, beautiful houses from the 12th to the 15th century, which you can admire the entries.

Forcalquier is served by the A51 motorway, its entrance is about 10 km (Brillanne).

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Forcalquier
Forcalquier
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Classified cemetery (one of the most beautiful in Europe)
Classified cemetery (one of the most beautiful in Europe)
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Chapel of Our Lady of Fougères of the 15th century
Chapel of Our Lady of Fougères of the 15th century
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Chapel of Our Lady of Fougères
Chapel of Our Lady of Fougères
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Citadel
Citadel
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Sunset on the Saint-Pancrace Chapel
Sunset on the Saint-Pancrace Chapel
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St. Mark's Chapel
St. Mark's Chapel
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Cinema Art and Essay in the Chapel of the Convent of the Visitandines (1687)
Cinema Art and Essay in the Chapel of the Convent of the Visitandines (1687)
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Cathedral Notre-Dame du Bourguet (1155)
Cathedral Notre-Dame du Bourguet (1155)
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Citadel at night
Citadel at night
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The Mourres
The Mourres
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The unusual rocks of Mourres
The unusual rocks of Mourres
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Bories in free access around Forcalquier
Bories in free access around Forcalquier
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Borie in the wilderness (1/2 hour walk)
Borie in the wilderness (1/2 hour walk)
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Forcalquier seen from the chapel
Forcalquier seen from the chapel
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Panorama from the chapel
Panorama from the chapel
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Borie
Borie
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Discover the landscape of rocks in the shape of mushrooms, arches or bridges overlooking the basin of Forcalquier, the Durance and the plateau of Valensole. Les Mourres, by their sub-desertic environment and their fantastic pace, have often inspired local writers. Classified sensible natural space, to preserve to enjoy it for a long time!
Discover the landscape of rocks in the shape of mushrooms, arches or bridges overlooking the basin of Forcalquier, the Durance and the plateau of Valensole. Les Mourres, by their sub-desertic environment and their fantastic pace, have often inspired local writers. Classified sensible natural space, to preserve to enjoy it for a long time!
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Rocks of Mourres
Rocks of Mourres
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Rocks of Mourres
Rocks of Mourres
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The windmill of Montfuron (© Jean Espirat)
The windmill of Montfuron (© Jean Espirat)
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One of the rocks of Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
One of the rocks of Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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One of the rocks of Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
One of the rocks of Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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One of the rocks of Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
One of the rocks of Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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Rock of the Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
Rock of the Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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Rock of the Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
Rock of the Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
The Mourres (© Jean Espirat)
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