Population : 3,000 inhabitants
Discover the village of Volx, near Manosque
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.
Climbing enthusiasts know that Volx is famous for its Rocher, which attracts some of the biggest names in climbing every year.
Even the uninitiated will find what they're looking for among the hundred or so equipped "routes", and will be able to enlist the help of professionals if need be.
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
Notre-Dame de la Roche church (12th century).
Nearby, remains of the château, dismantled in 1792 (surrounding walls, square tower with gargoyle-dolphin ornamentation, remains of aqueduct).
Soap eco-museum on the road to Forcalquier (open from April to October).
Trou de La Capellanne (natural caves, access near olive groves).
Climbing (100 equipped routes, all levels).
Archery. MOUNTAIN BIKING. Tennis. Swimming (Lac des Vannades 5 mn from the village).
Bed and breakfast.