The region offers a wide and diverse array of places to see and visit : Castellane and its Roc de Notre Dame, the huge lavender fields of the Plateau de Valensole or the surprising village of Moustier Sainte Marie are but a few examples...
The Nature Park of the Verdon and the Gorges du Verdon
Stretching from the Plateau de Valensole to the heights of the Var, the Nature Park of the Verdon gathers 44 communes. It contributes to the preservation of a rich and wild nature. In this prestigious site there are innumerable superb and great landscapes: lakes, gorges, canyons, rivers...
The Verdon and Haute Provence have been famed the production of medicinal plants since the middle ages. Today this activity is mainly centred around the culture of lavender and lavandin essential oils. From the Plateau de Valensole in July you will enjoy the beautiful views over the lavender fields.
Honey, olive trees, truffles, meats and cheeses are renowned for their superb taste, and the local producers will delight in helping you discover all these delicacies when you visit their markets in the Summer months.
Craftwork & Artisans
Numerous craftwork fairs happen in the region will enable you to discover the know-how of the area’s artisans. Among the activities which are represented are wool, weaving, leather, ceramics, pottery, dried flowers, metals, jewels, wood, santons, figurines and crêches...
History and Heritage
A region with a long and noble past, the Verdon will charm you by the richness of her heritage. Numerous prestigious places will allow you to discover chapels, fortified villages, prestigious homes as well as remarkable museums (the museum of Prehistory in Quinson).