Manosque House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom , sleeps 6
With the highest density of olive trees in the department, Manosque is certainly worth a detour! It is a medieval hilltop village that has grown in the last 40 years to accommodate France 's research center Cadarache founded here in 1959, 19 miles away. However, it still has an intact medieval center flanked by two 14th-century gates, the Porte Saunerie and the Porte Soubeyran. Just outside the historic center you'll come to a 19th-century 'hotel particulier', or mansion that is home to Centre Jean Giono - the writer born in Manosque in 1895. Also worth investigating is the nearby Fondation Carzou with frescoes by the modern-day Armenian painter Jean Carzou. Located at the edge of the Luberon, there is excellent hiking west and north of town. Of the many hiking trails in the Pélissier forest to the north, many follow small roads or forestry roads.
A colorful visit to the outdoor markets of these villages is an original way to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere with freshly foods and original products: olives, sunflowers, peppers, honeys, jams, calissons, soaps, herbs of Provence, rotisserie chickens, cheeses, lavender, spices, fabrics, clothes and much more...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible