Oppedette tourism & sightseeing

Photo of Oppedette in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Visit Oppedette (Provence, France)


The small village of Oppedette is situated to the south of Simiane-la-Rotonde and north-east of Apt, and towards the south-east of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department of Provence.

Oppedette village

Oppedette is a small but very pleasant traditional village to explore and deserves a visit if you are in the region. The village is high on a rocky hillside, and consists of a few narrow roads and alleys winding up between the carefully renovated stone houses, passing the small Church of Saint-Didier (19th century) and a few other minor highlights of interest along the way.

All in all very impressive for a village which apparently has less than 40 inhabitants!

Gorges d'Oppedette

It is above all for the 'Gorges d'Oppedette' (also known as the Gorges du Calavon) and the scenic surroundings that most visitors come to the village. The Calavon river has carved a very impressive series of gorges next to the village, with the the main canyon about 2.5 kilometres long and up to 150 metres deep.

Along a pleasant path from the village there is a belvedere (viewpoint) that looks out across the end of the gorges, and gives an impressive introduction to their scenic grandeur.

If you have time we highly recommend you to follow one of the marked trails through the gorges - you can choose whether to walk along the top of the gorges or in the valley next to the river, and there are trails of varying length and difficulty.

One of the most popular walks is around seven kilometres long and follows around the top of the gorges. Allow around 3 hours. You will also see the gorges if you are following one of the long distance footpaths, either the GR4 or GR6.

Attractions nearby

Oppedette falls within the Luberon Regional Natural Parc, an area of great scenic beauty and with numerous traditional medieval villages to explore. See the Luberon Regional Parc guide for details.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence guide and the Provence guide.

See also:

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Address: Oppedette, Reillanne, Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence, 04110, France || GPS: latitude 43.935, longitude 5.591111

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Colorado Provencal: site of natural beauty (8km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon: remarkable garden (14km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan: remarkable garden (14km)
  • Luberon: regional natural parc (15km)
  • Apt: recommended detour (17km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon: remarkable garden (22km)
  • Roussillon: most beautiful village (24km)
  • Ansouis: most beautiful village (24km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque: site of natural beauty (24km)
  • Jardin de la Louve: remarkable garden (26km)

The French version of this page is at Oppedette (Francais)