RIEZ à 12km - Allemagne en Provence à 12km - Gréoux les Bains à 14km - Manosque à 20km

Le lac d'Esparron à 20km - le Lac de Sainte Croix à 22km - Moustier Sainte Marie à 28km

Les Mées à 30km - Forcalquier à 32km - Salagon à 39km

Quinson à 30km - Les gorges du Verdon à 35km

Stroll through the streets of Valensole to admire the doors and old knockers, discover the fountains and the washing place of the sixteenth century, the church of the thirteenth century, admire in the middle of the village, storefronts with aged paintings, visit the traditional lavender distillery from late June to late July following the harvest. You can visit the various producers, artisans and shops where you will find everything that makes the richness of the soil: lavender and its extract, wheat, honey, olives and its deemed oil, his almonds ...
Do not miss the Wednesday and Saturday morning farmers' market on the promenade, in April the beautiful botanical exhibition, the 3rd Sunday of July, the popular celebration of Lavender, in August on the full moon’s market in the village’s streets, the agricultural and craft fairs...

According to the season, you can admire the lavender and wheat fields, especially in spring, color diversity of flora in bloom. The Valensole’s plateau is now one of the most important places regarding the cultivation of lavender.
The Romans perfumed their baths and clothes with lavender and put the lavender sachets in their wardrobes making love vows. Established in France by the Phoenicians, it found its predilection land in Provence thanks to climate conducive to productivity. The culture is now well developed and we saw appear lavandin whose yield is higher and its production of essence up to ten times as high as that of traditional lavender.

 

Discover the typical Provence village of Gréoux-les-Bains, third spa resort in France, its Casino and markets. At just 13 km from Valensole, enjoy Spa and Wellness.
To Manosque, you can enjoy the shopping streets and visit its historic center.
In thirty minutes drive you will visit Esparron-de-Verdon and its majestic lake. Do not miss a ride on the electric boat in the heart of the low gorges of the Verdon ...
To Riez, you can admire fountains and wash and go through centuries of history represented by four majestic columns that reflect a glorious past.
Artificial water storage lake Sainte Croix will dazzle your eyes with its colors and scents of scrubland.

HIKING


Our department has more than 5,000 Km of trails entirely devoted to the hiking and 800 Kms of equestrian trails reserved. Our territory allows also the practice of cycling by providing various circuits adapted to each.

 

WATER ACTIVITIES


The Verdon and its lakes allow water lovers to practice many whitewater’s sports : canoeing, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, etc. Other water sports are also passable as rowing, windsurfing and renting pedal boats and boats to the lake St. Croix and Esparron de Verdon particulary.

AIR LEISURE


The diversity of landscape attracts more fans of aviation activities. In ballooning, microlight, glider, parachute and others,

the view from the sky of our. Environmental worth the look!

ROCK CLIMBING


The Verdon is a listed and known site for its mythical cliffs. These famous cliffs Gorges du Verdon are accessibles to both beginners and more experienced.
Many structures will make you discover these "vertical" places! So take the height...

QUAD - MOTO

Visit, discover by Quad Valensole’s plateau, natural, authentic and rich in heritage and diversity.
Among lavender fields and wheat fields, the different ways take you to the heart of the authentic Provence.

 

 

Les gorges du Verdon

Le lac d'Esparon

Le lac de Sainte-Croix

Moustiers Sainte-Marie