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A privileged situation

Welcome to Forcalquier, a village offering a privileged geographical location between the Lure mountain and the Luberon natural park. Forcalquier is also located between the Gorges du Verdon and the Massif du Luberon, as well as between the Durance and Calavon rivers. This ideal position offers an exceptional natural setting for all visitors seeking to discover the beauty of Provence and to relax in a calm and peaceful environment. Come and discover the richness of the region by staying at Domaine Bellavigne and exploring all the wonders that Forcalquier has to offer.

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The village of Forcalquier

Forcalquier is a historic and rich village. Visitors can explore the old town, with its narrow streets and medieval buildings, as well as the magnificent citadel which dominates the town. There are also a multitude of museums and exhibitions, such as the Municipal Museum, which presents collections of local art and history, and the Center for Contemporary Art, which exhibits works by renowned artists. We present you some other must-sees: Couvent des Cordeliers, Mourres and hot air balloon flight.

Finally, for lovers of gastronomy, Forcalquier is a place of choice with its many restaurants, cafes and bakeries offering local dishes and traditional pastries.

The Valensole Plateau

The Plateau de Valensole is an essential destination for nature lovers, located just a few kilometers from Forcalquier. This region is famous for its vast fields of lavender as far as the eye can see, which offer a breathtaking spectacle in summer. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature by walking or cycling, while discovering the many villages.

Gorges du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte-Croix are a popular destination. The landscape is spectacular with its steep cliffs, crystal clear waters and fine sandy beaches. Visitors can practice many activities, such as swimming, hiking, canoeing or paragliding. The Gorges du Verdon are a real natural gem.

Colorado Provencal

The Colorado Provençal is a unique natural site. The rock formations of this former ocher quarry offer surreal landscapes, with brightly colored cliffs. Visitors can walk through the hiking trails. The Colorado Provençal is an essential destination for nature lovers and photographers.


Sisteron, located about 30 kilometers away, is a medieval town that offers breathtaking views of the mountains. The city is famous for its citadel dating from the 13th century and its imposing rock. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and colorful houses of the historic center, as well as the shops selling local crafts and regional products.


About an hour away, Apt is a medieval city perched on a hill. The winding streets in the center are home to historic buildings, such as Sainte-Anne Cathedral and the Château d'Apt. The town is also known for its Provençal market, which is held every Saturday morning and offers a wide variety of local products.

The villages

The villages are so many gems not to be missed. Cheese lovers will be delighted to discover Banon, famous for its cheese, while history buffs will explore the medieval fortifications of Lurs. Finally, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is renowned for its artisanal earthenware and its enchanting setting. Do not miss Mano with the Château de Sauvan and the Prieuré de Salagon.

Family activities

As a family, the Oraison leisure center offers activities for all ages: supervised swimming in summer, playgrounds, pétanque and beach volleyball courts, pedal boat and canoe hire. At Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, at the planetarium, you will discover the secrets of astronomy through 360-degree projections and animations. Sky observation evenings are offered.


Domaine Bellavigne is surrounded by hiking and mountain biking trails offering magnificent countryside views. Nature lovers will be able to take the marked trails leading to the Montagne de Lure, Mont Ventoux, or even the Luberon. Mountain bike circuits are also available for the more athletic, with routes suitable for all levels.

Provencal markets

Provence is known for its colorful and bustling markets, where visitors can discover local produce such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheeses, wines and olives. Discover the Forcalquier market on Monday morning, the Apt market on Saturday morning, or the craft market in Manosque on Sunday morning.