Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, a picturesque Provençal village with ochre stones reflecting in the blue sky of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, has been listed as being one of the most beautiful villages of France. A part from the wild landscapes of the Verdon and the blue hills of the lavender route, the village is worldwide known for its fine earthenware.
Looking for a campsite in Moustiers Sainte Marie? Camping Les Pêcheurs, located about 1h30 by car from the town of Moustiers Sainte-Marie, is a good place to pack your bags during your stay. So, if you want to make a little escape, you can go in the morning and come back only in the evening. This 4-star classified campsite is located in the Var in the PACA region.
In Moustiers Sainte-Marie, you will find a multitude of activities that will keep you busy throughout your holiday in Haute Provence. A stay in Moustiers is an opportunity for you to discover the Gorges du Verdon. Several trails and tracks are available for a day's hiking, in a microclimate suitable for the activity. Take advantage of your walk to admire the nature and the beautiful landscape offered by this small Provencal village where superb mountains, natural lakes and unique reliefs in the world play an important part in the setting.
If you are a fan of sensational sports, a short trip to the base of the Etoile is an opportunity not to be missed. You will find a wide variety of water sports, practiced all around Lake St. Croix. Pedal boats, electric boats, canoes/kayaks, all these activities are available to liven up your family day.
For those who are looking for even stronger sensations, don't forget to try bungee jumping on the Artuby bridge or let yourself be tempted by gliding that will take you into the air as you fly over the lavender fields of the Valensole plateau. After that, don't forget to visit the Cadeno site where you can go paragliding, mountain biking or windsurfing for a perfect sports day.
In addition to sports activities, you can also learn more about the city's history by visiting the monuments and historic sites for which it is renowned. The Faience Museum, for example, is part of the historical wealth of Moustiers. Several works of art and collections in earthenware, made since the 17th century, are on display and attract visitors with their finesse and originality. As you walk through the city, you will be dazzled by the splendour of the village, characterised above all by its crib-like appearance, its pretty little Provençal alleys and flower-lined alleys, as well as its fountains and houses with their typical architecture, not to mention its suspended golden star. Moustiers Sainte-Marie also has a religious heritage that makes it proud, such as the Chapelle Notre Dame de Beauvoir, located on the high limestone cliffs above the village. It is accessible by the Way of the Cross at 262 steps, which can be done in about twenty minutes. The position of the chapel will give you a breathtaking view of the Valensole plateau and the valley of the Town Hall.
Finally, during your visit, don't forget to visit the markets and shops to bring back souvenirs to your loved ones. On your return, the campsite's aquatic area will welcome you for a warm and relaxing bath, which will fully recharge your batteries before another day of adventure.