Tourism and Leisure in Valensole

Le Jardin de Celina / Tourism and Leisure in Valensole
Adventures and discoveries

Valensole and its surrounding region

At the heart of the plateau bearing its name, the charming village of Valensole is a reference of tourism in Provence.
With 300 days of sunshine a year, the town’s territory is one of the largest in France and will always surprise you in any season.

The snowy peaks of the Alps give way, in July, to the mauve lavender fields, weaving alternately with golden wheat. We never tire of the soft almond blossoms in March, the first blossoms of the year, reaching into the purity of the blue early spring sky.

Animations & Events

  • Provencal fairs and markets in the surrounding villages (Riez, Gréoux, Oraison, Forcalquier…)
  • lavender festival in Valensole (3rd Sunday of July)
  • full moon party in Valensole (in August)
  • St John’s funfair in Valensole (end of June)
  • week scents-flavors (late August – early September)
  • almond festival (mid-October)

Leisure & Sports

  • hiking, cycling or horse riding (Gorges Trévans, Gorges du Verdon, Mountain Lure and Saint-Jurs, Luberon …)
  • hot-air balloon in Provence
  • free flight Paraprovence (Oraison)
  • swimming, rafting, canoeing / kayaking, sailing … on the gorges and lakes of Verdon
  • glider, paragliding, bungee jumping
  • hydrotherapy and cures of GRÉOUX-LES-BAINS

Exhibitions and culture