Forcalquier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Forcalquier in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Visit Forcalquier: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Forcalquier is a pleasant Luberon town with several interesting historic monuments

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Forcalquier. For detailed visitor information see the Forcalquier travel guide.

Forcalquier is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 40 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Forcalquier is 605 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lurs at 9 km and Manosque at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Forcalquier, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Map of places to visit near Forcalquier

Markets in and near Forcalquier

Market days in Forcalquier: weekly market: Monday;

  • Forcalquier: market Monday (0km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (14km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (18km)
  • Valensole: market Saturday (21km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (24km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (24km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (28km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Forcalquier, Provence

Tourist attractions near Forcalquier, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Forcalquier.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (46km)

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) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (2km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (2km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (21km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (36km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (40km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (23km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (26km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (26km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (26km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (29km)
  • Lac de Quinson (36km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (37km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (39km)
  • Gorges du Verdon (48km)
  • Clue de Barles (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Forcalquier

Canton: Forcalquier

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Forcalquier

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 605 km

from Calais: 831 km

from Nice: 123 km

from Bordeaux: 514 km

from Strasbourg: 537 km

Getting here

Forcalquier is in the south-east of France. 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 Forcalquier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fontienne, Limans, Mane, Niozelles, Pierrerue, Saint-Maime, Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire and Sigonce.

This page in French: Visiter Forcalquier