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


Ville de Manosque

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.

Take a walk around Manosque

Take a stroll through Manosque and you'll discover a thousand-year-old town with a rich past, where each era has left its own mark and style. Manosque is one of the towns in Provence that has managed to preserve its charm by restoring its old quarters and pedestrianised streets.

The old town of Manosque

Manosque market

The old town is pear-shaped, with pretty little squares lined with beautiful houses. It's a real pleasure to wander through the narrow streets and sit on a terrace with a coffee or enjoy one of the many small restaurants.

Manosque, close to the Luberon and the Sainte Baume mountains

To get the best view of Manosque, climb the Mont d'Or hill (3km round trip), where you'll discover the beauty of the surrounding countryside and a magnificent panorama of the Luberon Park, the Sainte Baume, the Haut-Var with the Mont d'Aiguines... and even the first peaks of the Alps.

Our map of Manosque (postcode 04100)

To help you find your way around Manosque, you can use our interactive map. We've included the main tourist attractions as well as our accommodation recommendations so that you can locate them before booking your stay in Manosque.

Our photos of Manosque

To give you an idea of the beauty of Manosque, at the bottom of this page you'll find a photo slideshow produced by the Provence Web team. We hope this will inspire you to discover Manosque for yourself.

What to see

The old ramparts.
The Sauverie Gate (14th century) and the Soubeyan Gate (13th century).
The Church of St Sauveur and ND de Romigier.
The Observantine and Presentation convents.

Leisure activities

Hiking (signposted trails).
Tennis court. Horse riding. 18-hole golf course 5km away.
Fishing lake. Cinema.


Set in the hills above Manosque, Hôtel Le Pré Saint Michel welcomes you to a country farmhouse in the heart of the picturesque Haute Provence countryside. It features a garden with a terrace and a 12 by 6 metre heated outdoor swimming pool, open from April to October.

85€ - 120€


3* campsite with swimming pool, heated pool, paddling pool and water slide. Jacuzzi, massage. Entertainment, table tennis, football, volleyball, playground. Children's and teenagers' club. BBQ, food truck. Wifi


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.



You have sent us several questions about Manosque. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have a question, we'll try to help.

What to see and do Sightseeing in Manosque

There are many things to visit in Manosque. Start by taking a stroll around the old town, admiring the ancient ramparts and 13th-century gates (Porte Sauverie and Porte Soubeyran), visit the Church of Saint Sauveur and Notre-Dame de Romigier, and admire the Observantins and Presentation convents. Relax and have a good time in one of the town's many Provençal restaurants. If you like hiking, take a walk in the nearby Massif du Luberon.

What are the market days in Manosque?

The Manosque market is an important regional market, held every Saturday morning in the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville. It's a great opportunity to stock up on local produce and support the region's producers and craftspeople, while having a good time.

Where is Manosque? Which département?

The town of Manosque lies to the north-east of the Massif du Luberon in the Alpes de Haute Provence département and the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region. Manosque is a central starting point for discovering this pretty corner of Provence.

What are the inhabitants of Manosque called?

The inhabitants of Manosque are known as "Manosquins". The town of Manosque has around 21,000 inhabitants.

Place à Manosque.
Manosque en Provence.
Eglise de Manosque.
Ville de Manosque.
Centre de Manosque.


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

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