Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 3,000 inh.
On the N96, 8km north of Manosque. Acces by the A51 autoroute, exit la Brillanne or Manosque.
Half-way between Forcalquier and Manosque, Volx is a small village in the Luberon looking over the Durance.
Surrounded by hill-sides planted with olive trees and small sunny valleys refreshed by the Largue river, you will appreciate the marvellous quality of life in this part of the world.
Volx is known for its superb "Rocher" and the climbing routes attract numerous climbers each year.
More than 100 routes are fully equipped and beginners can be assured of finding a suitable path adapted to their level. Professional guides are also available.
Numerous sign-posted hiking trails will help you discover the fabulous natural environment that is protected and respected here, as Volx is part of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon.
At the "Trou de la Capellanne" (behind the village, near the olive groves) you will find some natural caves dating back to prehistoric times.
Les amateurs d'escalade savent que Volx est réputé pour son Rocher, qui attire chaque année les plus grands noms de la grimpe.
Même les non-initiés trouveront leur bonheur parmi la centaine de voies équipées, et pourront au besoin se faire accompagner par des professionnels.
Don't miss the "Eco-musée du savon" that is open from April to October.
Here you can discover the soap-making process of the "savon de Marseille" in the past until today and the origin of the primary materials.
You can also follow the ritual of washing in the country before the arrival of the washing machine in 1900... washing took 4 to 5 days non-stop, which means it was done once or twice a year !
What to see:
"Eco-musée du savon" (open from April to October).
Trou de La Capellanne (natural caves).
Climbing (100 equipped routes, all levels).
Archery. Mountain biking. Tennis.<
Swimming: Lac des Vannades 5 minutes from the village.
Arts and crafts: santon-maker.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals. Gites.