Fontienne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Forcalquier at 5 km from Fontienne

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Fontienne is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fontienne in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Forcalquier at 5 km and Mane at 8 km.

Fontienne, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

Forcalquier is a pleasant Luberon town with several interesting historic monuments...

See Forcalquier guide


at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

The citadel above the village is the principal monument in the small...

See Mane guide


at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

The village of Lurs is small but has a great deal of...

See Lurs guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette you can visit...

See Oppedette guide
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at 19 km (direction west)

The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just one of the...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide
Gorges d'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 19 km (direction south)

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a...

See Manosque guide


at 24 km (direction north-east)

The citadel is the main attraction in Sisteron, along with the dramatic...

See Sisteron guide


at 24 km (direction south-east)

Valensole is surrounded by lavender fields, and the lavender industry is also...

See Valensole guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

The small spa town of Gréoux-les-Bains is well situated to explore the...

See Greoux-les-Bains guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

Your trip to the village of Riez should include the baptistery, 5th...

See Riez guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender fields, Sault is...

See Sault guide


at 33 km (direction west), in the Vaucluse department

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Drome department

The medieval centre of Montbrun-les-Bains, listed as a 'most beautiful village in...

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide

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Map of places to visit near Fontienne


Markets in and near Fontienne

  • Forcalquier: market Monday (6km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (15km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (20km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (20km)
  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Valensole: market Saturday (25km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (29km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontienne, France

What to do at Fontienne? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fontienne.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (8km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (8km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (24km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (42km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (26km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (31km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (32km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (32km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (34km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (37km)
  • Lac de Quinson (40km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (42km)
  • Clue de Barles (45km)
  • Gorges du Verdon (50km)

Geography and distances

Fontienne is in the south-east of France at 37 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Fontienne is 600 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontienne

Canton: Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Fontienne

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 600 km

from Calais: 826 km

from Nice: 123 km

from Bordeaux: 514 km

from Strasbourg: 530 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - by car from Calais the drive takes about 11 hours. For driving distances to Fontienne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Forcalquier, Limans, Montlaux, Ongles, Pierrerue, Revest-Saint-Martin, Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues and Sigonce.

This page in French: Visiter Fontienne


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