Moustiers-sainte-marie, star of the provence

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Located in Haute Provence, the village enjoys an exceptional setting surrounded by the Gorges du Verdon, the Sainte-Croix lake and the lavender fields of the Valensole plateau.


Hiking around Moustiers

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Whatever the season, whatever the aims, there is a hike for everyone in Moustiers.
The village is a choice destination for hikers with a hundred kilometres of blazed trails cut through a variety of landscapes.
These range from short one hour strolls on the sunny heights of the village to more athletic day tours on the many summits of the area.
The Verdon Gorges, another favourite destination for hikers, are only twenty kilometres away and are equally rich with trails.


Accommodation nearby

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Monastère de Ségriès

  • Moustiers-sainte-marie
  • 04 92 74 64 12
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Domaine de Prefaissal

  • Mezel
  • 04 92 35 52 09
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Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
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Auberge des Crêtes

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 04 92 75 88 64

Village tour (1km, 40 minutes easy)

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Exit the village by the Riou gate and cross the stone bridge. Follow the direction “Tour du village” (orange trail marks) across the hillside of Les Claux where most of Moustiers’ olive groves are planted. Head back up to Moustiers by the Paradou gardens.


Accommodation nearby

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Monastère de Ségriès

  • Moustiers-sainte-marie
  • 04 92 74 64 12
domaine-de-prefaissal mezel

Domaine de Prefaissal

  • Mezel
  • 04 92 35 52 09
hotel-des-gorges-du-verdon la-palud-sur-verdon

Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
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Auberge des Crêtes

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 04 92 75 88 64

Castillon oppidum (12km, vertical 550m, 5h )

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A tour through History on the footsteps of prehistoric man and also the Ligure tribes from the Bronze Age.
 
Exit the village by the Riou gate and follow the direction “Le Castillon” (orange then yellow trail marks) across a few ravines and the lavender fields of En Naups. Briefly follow the road to Vénascle and climb on the Castillon hill on your left. Return to Moustiers by Ségriès and the Embourgues ravine.


Accommodation nearby

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Monastère de Ségriès

  • Moustiers-sainte-marie
  • 04 92 74 64 12
domaine-de-prefaissal mezel

Domaine de Prefaissal

  • Mezel
  • 04 92 35 52 09
hotel-des-gorges-du-verdon la-palud-sur-verdon

Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
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Auberge des Crêtes

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 04 92 75 88 64

Fishermen's trail ( 5km, vertical 350m, 3h)

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A pleasant loop by the Verdon and through shaded forests.

Park at the Col de l’Olivier (9km on D952, direction of Castellane) and head down toward the Verdon. Turn right at the intersection and follow the river for 3 km before climbing up to the flat fields of St Maurin. From here, follow the trail beneath the road back to the parking lot.


Accommodation nearby

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Monastère de Ségriès

  • Moustiers-sainte-marie
  • 04 92 74 64 12
domaine-de-prefaissal mezel

Domaine de Prefaissal

  • Mezel
  • 04 92 35 52 09
hotel-des-gorges-du-verdon la-palud-sur-verdon

Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
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Auberge des Crêtes

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 04 92 75 88 64

Mountain bike "Les Lavandes" (14,5 km, vertical 100m, 1:30)

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A bicycle trail for the whole family on country roads and gravel roads over the gentle rolling terrain typical of the Valensole Plateau.


Accommodation nearby

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Monastère de Ségriès

  • Moustiers-sainte-marie
  • 04 92 74 64 12
domaine-de-prefaissal mezel

Domaine de Prefaissal

  • Mezel
  • 04 92 35 52 09
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Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
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Auberge des Crêtes

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 04 92 75 88 64

Moustiers Sainte-Marie, capital of the Earthware

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The Museum of Earthenware counts 5 rooms where more the beautiful pieces of the 17th century are exposed until today.

The room of the glazed grounds presents historical potteries thus to you that a set of patches of land such as glazed tiles, drains…

In the room of projection, a film recalls the history of the earthenware of Moustiers and presents to you the various stages of manufacture, working to decoration and cooking.


Accommodation nearby

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Monastère de Ségriès

  • Moustiers-sainte-marie
  • 04 92 74 64 12
domaine-de-prefaissal mezel

Domaine de Prefaissal

  • Mezel
  • 04 92 35 52 09
hotel-des-gorges-du-verdon la-palud-sur-verdon

Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
auberge-des-cretes la-palud-sur-verdon

Auberge des Crêtes

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 04 92 75 88 64



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