Forcalquier

Alpes de Haute Provence Departement - Population : 5,010 inh.

puce From highway A7, take exit Avignon Sud, then RN 100. From highway A5, take exit La Brillanne, then route RN 100.

Forcalquier, the city and the citadel
Situated between the mountains of Lure and Luberon, the Forcalquier country is a major attraction in Haute Provence.
From mountain top to plains and from valleys to looping hills, you will be entranced by the landscape and abundant vegetation, wherethe heady aromas of lavender and other fragrant plants waft in the air.
Forcalquier, statue
As you walk about in the middle of wild flowers and terraced olive groves, you will discover cabins and stone "bories" traditionally used here by the local shepherds (There is more information concerning tours at the Tourist Office).
There is a wonderful view of Forcalquier and the area from the Citadel. If you go late Sunday morning you can hear the carillon played manually (the only one in Provence) at the Chapelle Notre Dame de Provence.
Forcalquier, church
Don't forget the Monday morning market which spreads its lively colors through out the city. It is the weekly meeting of all the farmers, craftsmen and locals... lots of atmosphere!
In a more serene setting the old city is lovely with its narrow streets, shady squares, and elegant 13th and 15thc. houses.
Forcalquier, church
Forcalquier also has a rich cultural life.
Many writers, painters, and sculptors, charmed by both the beauty of the site and the warmth of the people, have decided to settle here.




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puce What to see:

Citadel Notre Dame de Provence (1875) and its carillon.
Notre Dame du Marché.Cathedral. St. Jean Church.
The Franciscan convent Les Cordeliers (13thc.).
Les Visitines convent and cloister (17thc.).
Municipal museum : furniture, local costumes, archeology.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking, guides available.
Mountainbiking. Horseback riding.
Tennis. Fishing.Outdoor heated swimming pool.
Municipal stadium.
Local fairs:
Fête du Bd La Tourette : first week end of July.
Provence products Fair : Early August.

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135 € - 620 €
LA BASTIDE SAINT GEORGES
1 km from Forcalquier and surrounded by acres of greenery. Rooms with unique decor, warm and current atmosphere
Heated swimming pool from April to October - Free Wifi - Spa
Swimming poolRestaurant or mealsAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessParking or garageSpa / Jacuzzi
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135 € - 620 €

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Bed and breakfast

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79 € - 130 €
La Campagne St Lazare
- Apt : 30 km - Digne 45 km
Bed & breakfast - 4 guest rooms and suites in a 17th cent. house + Inn Restaurant + Outdoor swimming pool. Indoor spa, counter-current swimming, massages, sauna. Stay spa package. In the middle of nature and near center
Swimming poolRestaurant or mealsParking or garage
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79 € - 130 €

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Holiday rentals

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- - Apt : 30 km - Digne 45 km
900 € - 1800 €
LA CAMPAGNE ST LAZARE
- Apt : 30 km - Digne 45 km
Holiday rentals 2 to 8 pers in XVII° cent. house + Bed and Brekfast + Inn Restaurant + Outdoor swimming pool. Indoor spa, counter-current swimming, massages, sauna. Stay spa package. In the middle of nature and near center
Swimming poolRestaurantWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garagePets accepted under conditionsOpen all year round
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900 € - 1800 €

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800 € - 2700 €
LES RESTANQUES DE BEAUDINE
- Apt : 30 km - Digne 45 km
15 High standing holiday houses for 4 to 8 persons each one with its private swimming pool - Garden - Restaurant
Swimming poolRestaurantAir conditionedParking or garageSpa / JacuzziOpen all year round
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800 € - 2700 €

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Campings

Camping de Forcalquier
3 * campsite of 4ha with spacious and shaded location, Wood & Canvas tents, mobile homes and chalets. Heated pool - Pizza-Grill - Service Area Motorhome - Table tennis - Volleyball - Bowls
Cottages - mobile homes rentingCamping cars welcomeHeated Swiming poolKid ClubGrocery storeEntertainmentRestaurantWIFIAccess for disabledPets accepted under conditions
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72 Number of plots/54 Number of mobile homes

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Mane (4km), Pierrerue (5km), Saint Michel l'Observatoire (10km) and Lurs (12km).


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