Discover Forcalquier in Provence

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Discover Forcalquier, a typical Provencal village not to be missed.

Near the camping La Rivière, Forcalquier is a typical Provencal perched village located about 8 km from the campsite. With a little less than 5000 inhabitants and sixth largest town in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, the village has the reputation of having the purest sky and air in France, or even in Europe”.

You will be dazzled by its magnificent panorama from the citadel located at its summit. Built on the site where the château des comtes de Forcalquier once stood, you can discover the magnificent little chapel of Notre-Dame de Provence dating from the end of the 19th century, as well as one of the very rare carillons with 18 bells in the open air of Provence. It allows every Sunday and on the occasion of the main celebrations, to let its melody be heard using the traditional punching game.

You can also visit its cemetery classified among the most beautiful in Europe, its cathedral Notre-Dame du Bourget.

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Forcalquier’s specialties

Don’t miss, the the most beautiful market of Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence every Monday morning. A moment of life that you must not miss or you will find in one place all that makes Provence with the smell of the lavender and ripe fruit, the delicacy of the local craftsmanship, without forgetting all the culinary richness of our beautiful region.

Take the opportunity to enjoy the Distillerie du village its inimitable pastis Henri Bardouin flavoured with multiple plants and spices, its liqueurs and Provencal aperitifs. You will find them in the chef’s kitchen at the campsite restaurant as well as at our bar for friendly aperitifs.

Forcalquier is also a city rich in culture:
Visit The Convent of the Cordeliers dating from the twelfth century and enjoy its multiple workshops (the creation of perfumes, the discovery of essential oils, initiation to oenology), without forgetting to finish by visiting its splendid garden.

Every summer in July you can also attend a famous classical music festival: “Les Rencontres Musicales de Haute-Provence”.

Ideal campsite to visit Forcalquier

Located in the heart of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the campsite la Rivière offers you a ideal setting for your vacations.

Only a few kilometers from the campsite, you can visit Forcalquier and discover its cultural riches.

The mobile-home rental or pitch at the campsite will offer you a pleasant and relaxing stay. Having an outdoor swimming pool you will enjoy the Provencal sun after visiting Forcalquier.

For friendly vacations and warmthfull, our campsite offers you a multitude of activities, animations and services, such as dance evenings, volleyball, treasure hunt, and many others. By renting a accommodation at the campsite, you will enjoy comfort at the best price.

Visit the surroundings of Forcalquier