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Tourism and travel guide

In the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the village of Volx was built in the middle of exceptional landscapes. The historic heart of Volx has an active town centre, offering visitors the main local stores expected on vacation: bakery, café, grocery store…

Nature is at the heart of the attractiveness of this village. You can walk along the hiking trails of this preserved area of the Luberon. In the surroundings of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, there are many outdoor activities. You can also opt for a horse ride, or experience an initiation to climbing.

Churches and bell towers, wash houses, fountains, abbeys… You can also discover a local heritage rich in surprises. The town of Manosque, with its ramparts, historic quarters and tower perched on a hill, is just a few kilometres from Volx.

Fished fish of the day, rosé wines, cherries, melons, apricots, peaches, tapenade and olive oil of first cold pressure, socca and fougasse, ratatouille, bull gardianne, fresh bush with goat or sheep milk, nougats and calissons: the plurality of climates in southeastern France has given birth to many specialties. The local markets allow you to take part in local life, while enjoying local products.

Are you looking for accommodation in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur? Discover a selection of accommodations to spend your stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: campsites, hotels, guest rooms… What to do ? You can get in touch with the Tourist Office to discover activities.

Outdoor activities near Volx

The village of Volx lies between the Durance valley, the Luberon and the Gorges du Verdon. You can take to the hiking trails in this unspoilt corner of the Luberon, or hop on your mountain bike and hit the trails. Cyclists can also explore the region on the secondary roads. A horse-riding tour allows you to explore the hills of Haute Provence on horseback.

You can also take an introductory climbing course: the cliffs in the village of Volx are particularly famous, attracting climbers from all over France and beyond.

You’re close to the lavender fields of the Valensole plateau, where in July you can enjoy the spectacle of this emblematic plant of Provence in full bloom.

Museums and monuments near Volx

The church of Sainte-Victoire, built in the 17th century, has a very sober and charming architecture.

The Écomusée l’Olivier is dedicated to the living culture of the olive tree. Housed in a former lime kiln, it offers an experiential tour that will awaken all your senses. You can round off your visit with a trip to the museum shop and take home a souvenir of your stay in Volx.

You can also go to Manosque, where a number of museums and remarkable historic monuments await you (the Maison de la Biodiversité, the Fondation Carzou, the Centre Jean Giono…), or go to Mane to discover the Prieuré de Salagon.

The Luberon Regional Nature Park

Between the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Vaucluse, the Luberon offers a mosaic of landscapes, between forests and crops, perched villages and isolated farmhouses, valleys, hills and valleys … Walking in the heart of the Park, you will be able to observe a little less than 300 species of vertebrates. During your walks, you will be able to observe the Bonelli’s eagle, a particularly rare species of bird of prey. The Luberon can also be discovered on a bicycle.

From Volx, set off on the roads and paths of the Regional Natural Park, to meet the people of an exceptional territory. The hilltop villages of the Luberon, in the Calavon valley, in the Durance valley or on the slopes of the Petit and Grand Luberon, also contribute to the charm of the area.

Markets and local produces in Provence

The village of Volx is renowned for its long agricultural tradition and its olive groves. You can enjoy a tasty olive oil in the village.

The Volx market takes place every Tuesday morning. Shopkeepers and local producers offer a wide choice of fruit, vegetables, honeys, cheeses, charcuterie and culinary preparations that showcase the Provencal terroir.

You can also sit down at a table in one of Volx’s restaurants and discover Provencal specialities during a convivial gourmet break.

Visiting Volx: practical information

You can contact the Tourist Office or the Syndicat d’Initiative to find out about the activities available in Volx and neighbouring towns. To plan your stay, contact the Manosque and Pays Manosquin Tourist Office: