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Manosque

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

Manosque - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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Manosque, situated in the Durance valley at the entrance to the Luberon, possesses a typically Provençal old town. Once through the imposing Saunerie gateway, you discover charming, pretty squares with fountains and café terraces, and picturesque narrow streets lined with old houses. Places of interest include the very lively Rue Grande and listed buildings like the Romanesque church of Notre-Dame-de-Romigier, the Romanesque-Gothic church of Saint-Sauveur, the town hall with its magnificent façade and the 14th-century Soubeyran gateway.

Worth a visit: the Centre Jean Giono, housed in a mansion, for its exhibition devoted to the Manosque-born writer and his works.

As for events, Manosque hosts the annual new oil celebration in late January and the Festival des Correspondances literary event in September. And for fans of local produce, a Provençal market is held every Saturday morning in Place du Terreau square. A feast for the eyes, nose and palate!

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Manosque

Location: On the right bank of the Durance, at the intersection of RN 96 and 207, 85 km from Marseille, 95 km from Avignon.

Nestling between five hills planted with olive trees, holm oaks and pines, Manosque is not only a place of passage but also a welcoming place. The sky and its climate are recognized as among the best and most beautiful in France and Europe. The sun shines an average 300 days a year.

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Correspondences Festival
Living literature in dialogue with other forms of creativityFrom 25 to 29 september 2019

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Historic placette in the city center
Historic placette in the city center
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Pottery market of Manosque
Pottery market of Manosque
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Pottery market of Manosque
Pottery market of Manosque
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Medieval gate, entrance to the historic center
Medieval gate, entrance to the historic center
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Olive trees on the Mont d'Or hill
Olive trees on the Mont d'Or hill
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Entrance of the Carzou Foundation
Entrance of the Carzou Foundation
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Carzou Foundation - Panoramic view of the Apocalypse
Carzou Foundation - Panoramic view of the Apocalypse
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Carzou Foundation - The Virgin haloed with light
Carzou Foundation - The Virgin haloed with light
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Pottery market of Manosque
Pottery market of Manosque
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Pottery market of Manosque
Pottery market of Manosque
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Pottery market poster of Manosque 2018
Pottery market poster of Manosque 2018
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Pottery market of Manosque
Pottery market of Manosque
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Pottery market of Manosque
Pottery market of Manosque
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