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Tourism and travel guide

In the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the village of Quinson seduces by its authentic charm. Close to the most beautiful tourist sites and monuments of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the village of Quinson welcomes you for a quiet getaway or a longer stay.

You take advantage of your stay to practice an outdoor sports activity? Rent a bike or your mountain bike, put on your best walking shoes and explore the sunny paths of the Gorges du Verdon. There is no shortage of outdoor activities in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area: horse riding, golf initiation, via ferrata, tree climbing, paragliding… You can also swim at the lake of Esparron.

Do you know small spelt, this ancestral cereal still grown in Provence? Have you tasted the olives of the Alpilles or the honey gorged with lavender? From the Mediterranean coastline to the upland grasslands of the Southern French Alps, the diversity of climates and terroirs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur offers a number of local specialties. The area around Quinson offers you various gastronomic escapades, to meet the know-how of committed and passionate producers.

The heritage of the Gorges du Verdon offers great ideas for visits and discoveries. In a small village, there is a completely restored wash house. In the middle of its French gardens, a castle dating back to the Renaissance is also waiting for you. The village of Quinson is famous for its museum dedicated to prehistory.

Would you like to stay in or near Quinson? Hotels, campsites, bed and breakfast await you in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. You can easily find accommodation in the region. To find ideas for activities, you can get in touch with the Tourist Office or the Tourist Office.

The Museum of Prehistory

The Prehistory Museum of the Gorges du Verdon retraces the life of prehistoric men, who already occupied the region in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods. Visitors, children and adults alike, will be captivated by the reconstructions of daily scenes, and will admire the remains brought to light during the various excavation campaigns.

This museum, which is both educational and fun, is a must-see tourist and cultural destination in Quinson!

The Verdon Regional Natural Park

The Verdon Regional Natural Park has many faces, with its varied landscapes: the hills of the Haut-Var, the Artuby, the Verdon Gorges, the largest canyon in Europe, the lake of Sainte-Croix, the lakes and mountains, the Valensole plateau, the low gorges, with their fragrant hills? Outdoor activities are numerous. Numerous trails have been laid out for hiking enthusiasts. You can also discover the paths of the Park by bike, trying your hand at climbing, going down the gorges in a kayak, trying your hand at via ferrata or tree climbing, or even getting to know the skies during a paragliding flight…

You can also set off to discover a built heritage of sober beauty: bread ovens, historic milestones, wash houses, wells, fountains, oppidums… Agropastoralism is dynamic in the Verdon. The village markets and grocery stores will introduce you to local flavors: honey, gingerbread, mountain cheeses, lamb meat, market garden produce, raspberries, farm produce, olive products (oil and pasta), citrus fruit liqueurs, crystallised flowers…

A rural heritage in the spotlight

The village of Quinson is renowned for its prehistoric remains, but its remarkable heritage is as much centuries old as it is thousands of years old.

When you visit the village of Quinson, you’ll be seduced by the ancient ramparts, reinforced by stone towers and pierced by fortified gates, by the bell tower, by the chapels and by the fountains that provide a welcome touch of freshness in the heart of a landscape bathed in sunshine.

The Sainte-Maxime chapel in Quinson, built in the 19th century, is a fine example of the simple, authentic faith of the Quinsonnais.

Visiting Quinson: practical information

The Pays de Manosque Tourist Office can help you prepare for your visit or your stay: