Discover the region of Forcalquier when you stay at La Campagne St Lazare

Getting there

Location

Ideally located a few minutes' walk from the centre of Forcalquier, between the Luberon and the Lure Mountain, La Campagne St Lazare enjoys a privileged location in Alpes de Haute-Provence, 20 kilometres from Manosque.

Forcalquier lies on some major tourism and history routes: the Via Domitia, the Way of St. James, the Lavender routes and the Route Napoleon.

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 43.948815

Longitude: 5.776231

Getting there

By car

In the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, the establishment is close to major motorways, A51 and A7, which are easily accessible.

From the A51: take La Brillanne exit towards Forcalquier via the D4100.

From the A7: take exit 24 Avignon Sud, then the D900 and continue towards Forcalquier via the D4100.

On the way out of Mane, turn right along Chemin de Saint Suffren for 20 metres, then turn left. La Campagne St Lazare is at the bottom of the path on your left. 

By train

Aix-en-Provence TGV train station is 95 km from La Campagne St Lazare. TGV high-speed trains and TER local trains run along the line several times a day. A shuttle service is available for Forcalquier. Timetables

Our establishment is served by the TER train stations in La Brillanne and Manosque, respectively 15 km and 22 km away. www.ter.sncf.com/paca 
Line 13 serves these two stations daily departing from Marseille. Timetables

By plane

Marseille Provence airport is served daily by flights from several cities in France and Europe. Airline companies which serve the airport: Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Easyjet, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Vueling, Norwegian, Tap. www.marseille.aeroport.fr

A shuttle service is available to Forcalquier. Timetables

General terms and conditions of sale

Booking conditions:

The currency used for transactions is euros.

The final confirmation of your booking is sent after the payment in euros of a booking deposit equal to 50% of the total amount of the stay booked with a minimum amount equivalent to one night. This will be debited from the credit card provided as a guarantee.

Note that some offers may involve certain specific booking and prepayment conditions.

Cancellation conditions:

It is advisable to cancel as soon as possible once the cause of the cancellation has occurred. You may cancel by contacting us by telephone and confirming in writing or by simply clicking on the link at the end of your confirmation e-mail and following the instructions displayed on your screen.

In the case of the cancellation of all or part of the booking, the amount of the guarantee will be returned to you after deduction of the cancellation costs subject to the following conditions:

You may cancel free of charge up to 15 days before the arrival date outside of peak periods. After this, the total amount of the booking is invoiced by the establishment. In the peak season (for stays between 1 July and 31 August) bookings are final and may not be cancelled or refunded. In the case of a cancellation or a no-show on the day of arrival, 100% of the total amount of the stay will be invoiced.

Note that some offers may involve certain specific booking and prepayment conditions.

Check-in and check-out:

You are advised to use the "Comments or Additional information" box in the booking form to inform us of your estimated arrival time, especially if you will be arriving late or if you want to book a table at the restaurant in order to enjoy the "back from the market" dishes. 

Check-in: 2 pm to 6 pm

Rooms must be vacated by: 11 am

If rooms are not vacated by this time, you may be invoiced for an extra night.

Activities and leisure

The beauties of Haute-Provence

The biodiversity trail created in our lush park will offer you the chance to discover the region’s natural charms.

During your stay at La Campagne St Lazare, you will be able to follow the lavender routes: the famous lavender fields of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence offer landscapes in a variety of colours and fragrances which you should take time to savour.

A region with a rich past, Haute-Provence lies on the Via Domitia: the first road built by Romans in Gaul (from 118 BC), which connects Spain to Italy via France, including the French Alps. It will delight those who enjoy history and archaeology with its remains dating from the period.

The Via Domitia also follows a route of the pilgrimage to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, between Montgenèvre and Arles, with a stage in Forcalquier.

A major tourism and historical route, the Route Napoleon passes through Forcalquier and retraces the route take by the Emperor in 1815 from the Alps to the French Riviera: an opportunity to admire the varied landscapes between the sea and the mountains..

In order to discover the splendours of the region, Salagon museum and gardens is a must for your holidays in the Luberon. Located 2 km from La Campagne St Lazare, this departmental museum is part of the Museums of France network and benefits from the labels Outstanding Garden and Ethnopole. It retraces the history of the region through its superb medieval priory, a listed historic monument, and the museum’s exhibitions. You should also take time to visit the four ethnobotanical gardens in order to discover the importance of plants, nature and landscapes in the history of the Pays de Haute-Provence.

Set out to discover the varied landscapes of the Luberon, which make it so charming: vineyards, orchards, lavender fields, streams, hills, hilltop villages, stone castles or ochre cliffs. The team at La Campagne St Lazare will help you to organise your stay with daily excursions. Please contact us to tell us about your wishes and projects.

The Luberon’s ochre massif will amaze you with its huge range of unique colours: covering an area of about 25 km, this soil comes in red, yellow, orange and sometimes even has touches of green or purple. An exceptional and unmissable landscape to be discovered during a walk or a bicycle ride!

Cross the Durance and visit the spa resort of Gréoux-les-Bains and continue your route by visiting Moustier-Sainte Marie and Quinson Prehistory Museum. 

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Take advantage of your stay to La Campagne St Lazare to treat yourself to an excursion in the superb Verdon Gorges, just 1:30 mins from our charming establishment. Discover the Verdon Regional Nature Park and the incredible canyon, admire the unique light on the lakes and the beauties of the different landscapes and visit the charming hilltop villages.

Further information: parcduverdon.fr

Sports

Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the many footpaths to be discovered in the Pays de Forcalquier et Montagne de Lure. There are many signposted hiking trails that offer access to exceptional landscapes. The region is also a paradise for mountain bikers: about 200 km of signposted itineraries are available.

Also on the programme for sports enthusiasts: horse riding trails along the many trails, rock-climbing sites and many water sports (canoeing, kayak, rafting, white water swimming, fishing, rowing and bathing) andwinter ski resorts that benefit from the sun of Provence

Take to the air and discover the Mont Ventoux or the Montagne de Lure in an original manner: from gliders, paragliders and hot-air balloons, the hilltop villages, ochre mines, lavender fields and varied mountainous terrain of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence will guarantee you many unforgettable memories.

Gastronomy given pride of place

The gastronomic heritage of the Pays de Haute-Provence is vast: honey, olive oil, chestnuts, wine, confectionery, cheese, small spelt and truffles. Set out to meet the local farmers, manufacturers and artisans and sample their regional produce. Plenty to satisfy your taste buds!

The charms of Forcalquier

Surrounded by the superb landscapes of Haute-Provence, this charming town, a former medieval stronghold, will delight you with its gentle way of life. Visit the town on foot: the citadel, a few minutes’ walk from our gite, offers an exceptional panoramic viewpoint over the Durance valley.

Also be sure to visit the old town, with its streets and residences dating from the 13th and 15th centuries that offer a rich history, as well as Notre-Dame du Bourget Cathedral, an imposing Gothic structure dating from the 13th century.

And, of course, on Monday morning, be sure to visit the market and discover the colourful and traditional stalls of the local farmers and craftsmen.

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Manosque, the pearl of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Manosque, the town of the author Jean Giono, is just 20 km from our gite: the opportunity to visit the typical Provencal town centre and the historic monuments it holds (Porte de la Saunerie and Porte du Soubeyran, Notre-Dame de Romigier Romanesque church, and more) and the Carzou Foundation. Manosque is surrounded by superb landscapes and is one of the major towns of Luberon regional nature park .

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Digne-les-Bains, Prefecture of Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence

Beyond its administrative role in the region, Digne-les-Bains benefits from a very rich cultural heritage: Notre Dame du Bourg Cathedral houses an exceptional crypt and the many museums will delight you regardless of your centres of interest: museums devoted to lavender, brass instruments, Gassendi Arts Centre, the Alexandra David-Neel house and the Promenade museum

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Aix-en-Provence, the town of a 1,000 fountains

Aix-en-Provence is well worth the detour. Opposite the magnificent Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the town is best visited on foot. The Cour Mirabeau, the main avenue which is emblematic of the town, is ideal for peaceful and relaxing walks. You will also be able to discover the charming narrow Provencal streets in the town centre, as well as the attractive squares adorned with many famous fountains.

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