The Haute Provence: a Mediterranean climate, 300 days of sunshine a year, big open spaces with, as a backdrop, the snow-covered summits of the pre-Alpine mountains.
The region of Forcalquier, bordered naturally to the north by the Lure Mountain and to the south by the Luberon, possesses many faces and marvels of its heritage: hilltop villages, priories and one of the biggest markets in Provence on Monday mornings.
Sisteron, the northern gate of Provence, embedded in the grandiose setting of the Durance river valley, invites you for one last stop to explore its majestic citadel.
A historic village between the Alps and Provence
One of the smallest sub-prefectures in France with an extraordinary history
Village of character
A medieval village on the left bank of the Durance
Ski resort in the Alpes de Haute Provence
Sun valley and lavender hills
A beautiful Provençal village on the southern slope of the Lure Mountain