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