Between the Durance river and Mount Sainte-Victoire, Jouques is peacefully situated at the intersection of four Departments.
Built at the summit of a fragrant hill-side, with its small valleys and wooded massifs, Jouques is not visible until you have rounded almost the last corner on the road leading to the village.
Jouques is a typically small Provencal village with a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
Its rich rural heritage of "restanques", "bories", oratories and chapels offer a fine pretext for discovering the superb natural environment which surrounds the village.
Numerous artists, painters, sculptors, potters and photographers have been inspired by the picturesque countryside, the colours and the light of Jouques.
Their works are regularly exhibited throughout the year. Some of them have their studios in the village and you will always be warmly welcomed if you pay them a visit...
What to see
10th and 14th century Saint-Pierre church.
12th century church ND de la Roque.
ND de la Consolation chapel (medieval). Oratories and fountains.
13th and 17th century archbishop's palace. Chateau d'Arbaud.
Sunday morning market.
Mountain biking circuit. Walking tracks. Boulodrome. Tennis.
Cultural and artistic events.
Music festival and horse-show 21 June.
Pilgrimage of the Notre Dame de Consolation, beginning of September.
Village festival, the first Sunday in October.
Bed and breakfast
Bed and breakfast - 5 spacious guest rooms including 2 communicating in a 17th century stone farmhouse with terrace and swimming pool, on a 40ha estate in an authentic nature, woods, organic lavender and aromatic plants.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals and gites.