Valensole tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Valensole is surrounded by lavender fields, and the lavender industry is also seen in the products sold in the shops in the village

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Greoux-les-Bains at 12 km and Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon at 16 km.

Valensole, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Riez guide


at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Greoux-les-Bains guide


at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide


at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Manosque guide


at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lurs guide
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Scenery at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

The Lac de Sainte-Croix is a popular leisure lake with beaches near the Gorges...

See Lac de Sainte-Croix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east)

The setting of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie below steep cliffs and the lively historic centre make Moustiers-Sainte-Marie...

See Moustiers guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

Bauduen is a pretty village with a beach on the shores of Lac de...

See Bauduen guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mane guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Forcalquier guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

Aiguines is a small traditional Provencal village between the Lac de Sainte-Croix and the...

See Aiguines guide


at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

This pleasant town is interesting to visit during your stay near the Gorges du...

See Aups guide


at 31 km (direction south), in the Var department

The most striking characteristic of Barjols is the large number of washhouses, fountains and...

See Barjols guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Oppedette guide

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

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Markets in and near Valensole

Market days in Valensole: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Valensole: market Saturday (0km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (12km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (16km)
  • Moustiers: market Friday (19km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (21km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (21km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (28km)
  • Aups: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Valensole, Provence

Tourist attractions near Valensole, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (19km)
  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Clos de Villeneuve (0km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (21km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (21km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (42km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Barrage de Gréoux (11km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (12km)
  • Lac de Quinson (16km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (18km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (23km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (23km)
  • Colorado Provencal (41km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (44km)
  • Lac de Castillon (44km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (45km)
  • Clue de Barles (49km)

Geography and distances

Valensole is in the south-east of France at 35 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Valensole is 624 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valensole

Canton: Valensole

Arrondissement: Digne-les-Bains

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Valensole

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 624 km

from Calais: 849 km

from Nice: 104 km

from Bordeaux: 533 km

from Strasbourg: 545 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 Valensole from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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This page in French: Visiter Valensole