Have you ever visited a place full of life, so beautiful you could stay there for hours, or even days? Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is just that kind of place. With canyons, lakes, earthenware and museums, your eyes will be amazed by the beautiful sights this town has to offer.
The Verdon Gorge is a canyon, the biggest one in Europe, with viewpoints and hiking trails. Its beautifully clear coloured water will make you want to do all kinds of sports, including rafting and snorkeling. Nevertheless, it is prohibited to swim in the Verdon Gorge.
Visit the plateau de Valensole, where you may see lavender flowers in full bloom. Beware though, as you only have one month to see them. The flowers usually bloom around the 15th of June, and the lavender farmers cut them a month later, on the 15th of July.
The museum of earthenware was opened on the 15th of September 1929, and is full of different types of pottery. Other than that, there are 11 different pottery worker shops in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.
The lake of Sainte Croix is known for being the 3rd biggest lake in France. You may swim in it, and do other nautical activities, such as kayaking, renting electrical boats, and more.
The Notre Dame de Beauvoir Chapel, towering over the village, is unmissable. Part roman and part gothic, this chapel was indexed as a historical monument in 1921.
It was built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
The village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France, so there is no reason for you not to visit this magnificent place!
by Sarah M