Lavender contributes to the identity of Provence, with its unique fragrance and colour. The Valensole plateau offers vacationers between June and July a colourful spectacle, rolling out its lavender fields that stretch as far as the eye can see.
Between the Var and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Verdon Nature Park offers a wide variety of landscapes, composed of agricultural valleys and gorges with vertiginous walls. The Park attracts nature lovers: hiking, Nordic walking, horse-riding, cycling, canoeing, canyoning, tree climbing, via ferrata… The authentic villages of the Verdon are a reminder of a very ancient human occupation. During your touristic escapades, admire bread ovens, historical milestones, wash houses, wells, medieval castles, oppidums… The heritage of the Verdon will also surprise your palate. Markets and grocery stores will invite you to discover local products: honey, mountain cheeses, lamb, fruit and vegetables, farm produce, olive oil…
The Provence of Giono
Jean Giono is one of the best known Provençal authors. In particular, he wrote Le Hussard sur le toit (The Hussar on the Roof), the story of which is nestled in a Provence afflicted by cholera. Regain, a work that illustrates the author’s love for the land of Provence, tells the story of the rebirth of a village affected by the rural exodus. Discover the authentic Provence of Giono, with its sun-drenched landscapes and picturesque villages.