The medieval village of Volonne is situated in the Alpes de Haute Provence, on the left bank of the Durance, 14km to the south of Sisteron. It has a population of only1700 habitants and stretches out at the foot of a rocky hummock, under the protection of the watchtowers that overlook the valley of the Durance. All around it are orchards testifying to its mild and sunny climate; thanks to its southwestern exposure, it has been nicknamed "The Little Nice of the Alps".
The typical little lanes of the village, its beautiful stone houses and medieval gates, the fountains, the square lively with people playing pétanque, the bar and the café give the village a truly Provençal charm.
To see in Volonne:
The plaster work on the main staircase is considered to be among the most beautiful from that period in Haute Provence.
The Tour de Guet, the highest of the two towers, is the remains of a former citadel from the 12th and 13th centuries.
The smaller tower holds the town clock, which dates from the 14th century.
Volonne's heritage may have what it takes to delight lovers of old architecture, but sports and nature lovers will not be disappointed either.
For safety reason, swimming is prohibited.
Volonne is the ideal departure point for exploring the nature parks of the Verdon, the Luberon and the Mercantour, the untamed Jabron Valley, the Serre-Ponçon and Sainte-Croix lakes, the gorges of the Verdon and the natural gorges of the Méouge..
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