Oraison tourism and travel guide

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Visit Oraison: highlights and tourist information

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Oraison is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 33 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Oraison is 614 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lurs at 7 km and Valensole at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Oraison, 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 Oraison 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 Oraison

Markets in and near Oraison

Market days in Oraison: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Oraison: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Valensole: market Saturday (10km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (12km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (13km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (14km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (17km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (21km)
  • Moustiers: market Friday (26km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Oraison, Provence

Tourist attractions near Oraison, France

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

Grand sites of France

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) (10km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Clos de Villeneuve (10km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (12km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (12km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (41km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (41km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Barrage de Gréoux (18km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (20km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (25km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (25km)
  • Lac de Quinson (26km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (27km)
  • Colorado Provencal (34km)
  • Clue de Barles (45km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Oraison

Canton: Mées

Arrondissement: Digne-les-Bains

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Oraison

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 614 km

from Calais: 840 km

from Nice: 111 km

from Bordeaux: 526 km

from Strasbourg: 539 km

Getting here

Oraison 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 Oraison from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Brillanne, Le Castellet, Niozelles, Villeneuve and Volx.

This page in French: Visiter Oraison