Manosque tourism and travel guide

Photo of Manosque in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Visit Manosque: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Manosque is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Manosque is 618 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mane at 12 km and Forcalquier at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Manosque, 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 Manosque 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 Manosque

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)

More information about Manosque, Provence

Tourist attractions near Manosque, France

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)

Geography and distances

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

Manosque 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 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