A secret town
Perhaps you’ve read or browsed through the writing of Manosque’s most famous personality: Jean Giono. The Provence he describes in the Trilogie de Pan is what you will discover when you arrive in this beautiful destination of the South of France, between the Luberon et du Verdon natural regional Parks. You enter the old town through the porte Saunerie or porte Soubeyran gates, which open onto little streets and esplanades with fountains. A few covered passage-ways which are known as andrônes give a subtly secret feeling to your visit. Next we head for the Centre Jean Giono which presents different aspects of local heritage. The house where the writer was born rounds off this fascinating visit nicely. And what better way of getting to know the region than setting off on the Route des Senteurs et des Saveurs (road of scents and flavours) and many others.