Top things to do in Vallée de la Durance

Monastery in Vallée de la Durance

Monastère Notre Dame de Ganagobie

Ganagobie’s otherworldly monastery is an essential stop. Founded in the 10th century, it’s still home to a working Benedictine community, whose products, including soap, honey, jam and beer, are all for sale in the …
Archaeological Site in Vallée de la Durance

Les Mées

Travelling north from Forcalquier towards Sisteron, you can’t miss the mysterious Rochers des Mées: rows and rows of rocky pinnacles, some as high as 100m. Legend claims they were once monks, turned to stone for lus…
Fort in Vallée de la Durance

Citadelle de Sisteron

For the finest views of the valley, make a beeline for Sisteron's hilltop citadel, perched on a flank of rock high above the town. Built in stages between the 13th and 16th centuries, it was badly damaged by bombard…
Road in Vallée de la Durance

Route du Temps

The Route du Temps is a signed route that winds through some of the area's most dramatic valleys, historical sites and rock formations; it starts just north of Sisteron and follows the D3 to St-Geniez, up and over C…
Distillery in Vallée de la Durance

Distillerie du Siron

A beautifully sited lavender factory near Thoard, along the Route du Temps. You can watch the distillation process and buy products in the onsite shop.