Tourism in Roumoules

In the heart of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the village of Roumoules awaits you in the sumptuous setting of the Valensole plateau. In the middle of lavender fields and wooded hills, with the scents of Provence, life takes on a whole new meaning.

Are you looking for an opportunity to get closer to nature during your stay? Rent a bike or your mountain bike, take your backpack and explore the roads and paths of the Valensole plateau and the lake of Sainte-Croix. In the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, nature activities are diverse: horse riding, golf, via ferrata, tree climbing, paragliding…

Like other villages of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Roumoules offers a generous terroir, which makes the happiness of the tourists. During your stay, you should definitely visit a local market to discover vegetables, fruits, sweets and various other local specialties.

Churches and bell towers, squares, fountains, wash houses, abbeys and monasteries… Discover a local heritage rich in surprises. You can contact the Tourist Office of Roumoules for other suggestions of visits in the area. You want to stay in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur? You wish to stay during your stay near Roumoules? Discover a selection of accommodations.

Lavender in the spotlight

Lavender is part of Provence, intoxicating the senses with its heady scent. Between June and July, the Valensole plateau offers vacationers a colourful spectacle, with lavender fields as far as the eye can see.

The Verdon Natural Park

From the marriage between the Verdon, a soft stone and the azure of Provence was born the Verdon. The landscapes are at the same time bucolic and wild : deep gorges or wide cultivated valleys, forests? The Park has been designed to allow the practice of outdoor activities, while allowing the preservation of the landscapes. There are many activities available : hiking, Nordic walking, cycling or horseback riding, climbing, sports trails in the trees… People have occupied these lands for thousands and thousands of years and have left us an incredibly rich cultural heritage: oil mills, medieval castles, oppidums, churches, chapels, oratories… Grocery stores and markets will introduce you to local flavors: honey and gingerbread, goat’s cheese, lamb meat, vegetables, fruit, olives, cold-pressed olive oil, citrus fruit liqueurs, crystallized flowers…

The Provence so dear to Jean Giono

Jean Giono has largely contributed to the influence of Provence. Known for his book Le Hussard sur le toit (The Hussar on the Roof), the story of which is set in a Provence victim of cholera. He also wrote Regain, which tells the story of the revival of a village victim of the rural exodus. Explore the authentic Provence of Giono, with its luminous landscapes and authentic villages.