Manosque tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a stroll up Mont d'Or for views back across the town

Manosque 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 Manosque. For detailed visitor information see the Manosque 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 Manosque in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mane at 12 km and Forcalquier at 14 km.

Manosque, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Greoux-les-Bains

Greoux-les-Bains

at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Greoux-les-Bains guide
Mane

Mane

at 12 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mane guide
Forcalquier

Forcalquier

at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Forcalquier guide
Valensole

Valensole

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Valensole guide
 
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Lurs

Lurs

at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lurs guide
Oppedette

Oppedette

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Oppedette guide
Gorges d\'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide
Riez

Riez

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Riez guide
Simiane-la-Rotonde

Simiane-la-Rotonde

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide
Pertuis

Pertuis

at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Pertuis is a small Provencal town to the south of the Luberon Regional Natural...

See Pertuis guide
Ansouis

Ansouis

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

See Ansouis guide
Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

See Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer guide
Cucuron

Cucuron

at 29 km (direction west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Cucuron guide
Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

at 30 km (direction east)

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France is a charming small resort on the west coast of the Lac...

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide

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

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Markets in and near Manosque

Market days in Manosque: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Manosque: market Saturday (0km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (11km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (14km)
  • Valensole: market Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (21km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Jouques: market Sunday (25km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Manosque, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (34km)
  • Mont Ventoux (56km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (56km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (40km)
  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (12km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (12km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (16km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (27km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (29km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (39km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (45km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Embouchure - Verdon (13km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (13km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (14km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (18km)
  • Lac de Quinson (25km)
  • Colorado Provencal (26km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (33km)
  • Gorges du Verdon (43km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (44km)
  • Clue de Barles (59km)
 
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Geography and distances

Manosque is in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Manosque is 618 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Manosque

Canton: Manosque

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Manosque

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 618 km

from Calais: 845 km

from Nice: 120 km

from Bordeaux: 518 km

from Strasbourg: 550 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 Manosque from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Pierrevert, Saint-Martin-les-Eaux, Sainte-Tulle and Volx.

This page in French: Visiter Manosque