Tourism in Oraison

The village of Oraison benefits from a remarkable situation, in the heart of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Nestled under the light of the Valensole plateau, the village reconciles modernity and tradition. Oraison has an active historic centre with stores and boutiques.

Nature justifies Oraison’s attractiveness. Get on your bike, put on your hiking boots and explore the paths of the Valensole plateau. Depending on your wishes, you can also try out many other activities in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: horse riding, climbing, tree climbing, paragliding…

The gastronomic specialties of the Valensole plateau are also a real tourist attraction. The producers’ markets organized in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence allow you to immerse yourself in a friendly atmosphere, while buying local products which are the promise of tasty meals that you will share with your family and friends.

Churches and bell towers, wash houses, fountains, museums, abbeys… You can also discover a local heritage rich in surprises.

To find ideas for activities, you can contact the Tourist Office.

You wish to stay in Southern France? Discover a selection of accommodation to spend your stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: guest rooms, hotels, campsites…

The lavender fields of summer Provence

Lavender is part of Provence, with its unique fragrance and colour. Near Oraison, the Valensole plateau is a postcard picture, with its lavender fields scrolling to the horizon. You will enjoy the show in June and July, when the lavender sprigs bloom.

The Provence so dear to Jean Giono

Jean Giono is, along with Marcel Pagnol, the author who has contributed the most to the influence of Provence. In particular, he wrote Le Hussard sur le toit (The Hussar on the Roof), whose plot is nestled in a Provence that is the victim of a cholera epidemic. Regain, a work that illustrates the author’s à la Provence, tells the story of the rebirth of a village affected by the rural exodus. Visit the authentic Provence of Giono, with its luminous landscapes and authentic villages.

Rural heritage in the spotlight

in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence , men have forged an identity. They have cultivated the land, sometimes digging it out. They have developed know-how, they have invented a culture. Different museums will offer you original cultural activities. In particular, you can visit the Copper Museum in Thoard, the house of the Bois de Méolans-Revel, the Museum of Ancient Toys in Gréoux-les-Bains, the Alexandra David-Néel Museum in Digne-les-Bains, the Ecomuseum of the Sisteron Country in Sisteron, the Powder Magazine Museum in Entrevaux…