Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 24.000 inh.

puce On A51 and N96 between Aix en Provence (47km) and Digne (60km).

Manosque, old town
Jean Giono, son of Provence, consecrated all his work to his native land. He said of Manosque: The real treasure of Manosque is its beauty.
Manosque, Soubeyran Door
While strolling about Manosque you will discover a city of a long and interesting past where each epoch has left its imprint and its style.

It is one of those cities of Provence that has known how to preserve its charm by restoring the old quarters and pedestrian streets.

Manosque, place
The old city, in the shape of a pear, has pretty little squares lined with lovely houses.

In order to really appreciate Manosque you should climb the hill of Mont d'Or (3km up and down) where you will see the surrounding nature, and the panorama of Luberon, La Sainte Baume, Haut-Var with the Mont Aiguines... and even the first Alpine peaks.


puce What to see:

The ramparts, the Sauverie Door (14thc.) and the Soubeyan Door (13thc.)
Church St. Sauveur, and Notre Dame de Romigier.
The convents of the Observantins and the Presentation.


puce Leisure activities:

Hiking (marked tracks).
Swimming pool. Tennis. Horse back riding. 18 holes golf course (5km).
Fishing lake. Cinéma.


puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Pierrevert (5km), Sainte Tulle (6km), Gréoux les Bains (13km).


Manosque, door of the city Manosque, street Manosque, house