The Alps of Haute-Provence present avast variety of landscapes before your very eyes. Along the countless small roads and paths, you’ll pass unique and magical locations in the Pays de Forcalquier or from the Durance Valley to the high mountains on the Barcelonnette side, from the dazzling Gorges du Verdon to the technicolor fields of lavender in the Valensole plateau. The light and colour bring out a strange, indescribable beauty in the landscapes. Between Luberon and Contadour where dry-stone sheep pens can be found, the Pays de Forcalquier and the Lure mountain are an ode to nature and traditional Provençal culture. This landscape was dear to Jean Giono, a native of the area and writer of works such as “The Man Who Planted Trees” and “Hill of Destiny”.
The geological reserve of Haute-Provence is spread out over 200,000 hectares between the Alps of Haute-Provence and the Var, making it one of the largest in Europe. An open-air museum of nature if there ever was one, it will lead you to the gateway of the Verdon Natural Regional Park. The Gorges du Verdon, along with Lakes Sainte-Croix and Esparron, are just an hour by car from the hotel. The location of the hotel will allow you to also enjoy wonderful day trips to the Luberon. The hilltop villages and the Luberon Regional Park offer an outstanding natural heritage and countless historic sites worth visiting.