Moustiers Sainte Marie

Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Verdon - Pop.: 700 inh.

puce On route D952 between Castellane (45km) and Gréoux les Bains (34km), on the D952.
Moustiers Sainte Marie, the village

Located at the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon Canyons, Moustiers Sainte Marie is a first rate place for earthenware tiles.

Having 14 workshops and 22 sales outlets of earthenware tiles, Moustiers is the leading area for this craft in France and has a world wide reputation.

Moustiers, houses

There is a little lake here of 6 ha. which is very well equipped, Because of its port, its boat club and its activity house, Moustiers is one of the most attractive spots of the Emerald Valley.

The site is exceptional and quite amazing. Moustiers is set in a semi circle of rocky cliff at 630m. altitude.

Moustiers, earthenware tiles workshop

Two peaks at either end of this cliff are linked together by an iron chain (227m. long) on which is hooked the star of one of the knights of the Crusades.

At each season Moustiers offers wonderful walks either in the heart af the village (the architecture is surprising) or in the outskirts ( waterfall of Rion, Notre Dame de Beauvoir, the grotto of St. Madeleine


puce What to see:

The pottery museum.
The medieval church.


puce Leisure activities:

Hiking, horseback riding. Mountain biking.
Climbing, paragliding, ULM, hang gliding, sailing.
Windsurfing, kayaking, river runs.



puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Roumoules (10km), Riez (14km), Aiguines (15km).