Pic: SunflowerSome of the local attractions :

Locally : There are many things that can be discovered, the principal town serving the area is Forcalquier, here you can find all the necessary ingredients to feast and enjoy. The quality and variance is quite exceptional. There are two supermarkets, and a host of small enterprises which will tempt your tastes and smell. You will find many of the products have been produced locally, real tomatoes that have taste, real local lamb that has been brought up naturally on the prairies and pastures, and of course a vast selection of high quality cheeses and wines. 

On Mondays Forcalquier hosts the principal market in the area, here you can be tempted by the multitude of products edible or not, or just sit and watch the world go by with a pleasant drink in one of the 3 main cafes on the market square. 

Further a field in the area, there are hundreds of little villages and small towns to be discovered. 

Here is a small selection of some of the sights that you can visit: 

East -  Gr. Canyon du Verdon 1.30hr., Lac St.Croix1.30hr ( sailing, swimming, sand beach, ped-alo), Lac de Esparron 1hr ( sailing, swimming ) Sisteron 0.45hr ( historic and offers gliding ) Le plateau de Valensole 1hr ( most spectacular lavender fields).  

Pic: The lake of Saint Croix in Autome

West - Apt 0.45hr ( Historic) , Gordes 1hr  ( Historic ), Avignon 1.30hr ( Historic Arts & Cultural), Roussillon 1hr ( specific type of red sand construction also known as "Colorado 
Provençal"), Fontain de Vaucluse 1.30hr ( Historic ), les Baux de Provence 1.30hr  
( Historic - Roman ). 

South - Aix en Provence 1hr  ( Historic ), Manosque 0.40hr  ( Historic ), Marseille  1.30hr ( Historic ), Carry le Rouet & Sausset 1.30hr (Beaches & sea side) Marignane - Marseille 1.15 hr ( Principal Int. airport for the region)  Le Camargue 2hrs ( Pink Pelicans, special Gypsy life-style, seaside)   

Pic: History reeks in all parts of Provence

Locally - Throughout the summer season almost every town presents a variance of Festivals, spectacles, special thyme markets, concerts and other entertainment to suit all types of tastes, they are far too numerous even to try and list. In addition to this there are many local ( within 30 mins) interesting sites to see which range from churches to monasteries, specialist types of agriculture, natural spectacles and views. 

There is also two swimming pools near by one in Forcalquier and the other in St.Etienne Les Orgues. 

Pic: Sunflowers and the village of Lurs

Walking and Bicycle clubs - Come regularly to the area because of it's splendor and facilities, if you are interested in this check with the French clubs.

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