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Montsalier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montsalier in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Simiane-la-Rotonde at 5 km from Montsalier

Visit Montsalier: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Simiane-la-Rotonde at 5 km and Oppedette at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montsalier, 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 Montsalier in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette...

See Oppedette guide
Gorges d'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Forcalquier guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mane guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender...

See Sault guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 23 km (direction north-west), in the Drome department

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

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide


at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Lurs guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Apt guide


at 24 km (direction south-east)

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of...

See Manosque guide


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

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore...

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

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

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Cucuron guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montsalier


Markets in and near Montsalier

  • Banon: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (15km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (23km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (25km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (28km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (29km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (29km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (32km)

More information about Montsalier, Provence

Tourist attractions near Montsalier, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (32km)

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) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (41km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (15km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (15km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (30km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (32km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (36km)
  • Jarditrain (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (14km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (23km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (34km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (34km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (39km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (42km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (43km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (48km)
  • Lac de Quinson (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (54km)

Geography and distances

Montsalier is in the south-east of France at 51 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Montsalier is 594 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montsalier

Canton: Banon

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Montsalier

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 594 km

from Calais: 821 km

from Nice: 137 km

from Bordeaux: 500 km

from Strasbourg: 534 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 Montsalier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banon, Revest-Des-Brousses and Simiane-la-Rotonde.

This page in French: Visiter Montsalier

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