Forcalquier tourism and travel guide

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

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

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lurs at 9 km and Manosque at 13 km.

Forcalquier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 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)

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

See Lurs guide


at 13 km (direction south)

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

See Manosque guide


at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Oppedette guide
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Gorges d'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 17 km (direction west)

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

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Valensole guide


at 24 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 30 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sisteron guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Riez guide


at 31 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 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide


at 33 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 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque...

See Cucuron guide

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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

What to do at Forcalquier? 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

Forcalquier is in the south-east of France at 40 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Forcalquier is 605 kilometres from Paris).

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

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


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