A stunning part of Provence and relatively untouched by tourism, Greoux les Bains offers the perfect base for a week of gentle daywalks. From our comfortable converted chateau, we explore the region with a mixture of walks from the door or following a short private bus transfer. With the bustling market town of Forcalquier, the dramatic Verdon Gorge and depending on the season, fields of lavender or poppies just a short drive away, there is much to be explored.
Countries visited: France
Fly to Marseille; transfer to Greoux les Bains.
Follow the Verdon river and ascend hill for views over Lake Esparron. Arrive for lunch in village of Saint Martin before walking to the plateau of Pauron.
Bus transfer to Forcalquier, known for having the best outdoor market in Provence. Ascend from town for views across the Mourres plateau, a site of geological interest with its mushroom shaped limestone.
Travel by bus to the village of Aiguines. From here walk to the spectacular Verdon Gorge.
Free day in Greoux les Bains; optional visit to Aix en Provence.
Take the bus to Moustiers St Marie. Climb the ridge of L'Ourbes with views over the lake of St Crois. After reaching the top descend via old Roman road.
Short transfer to the outskirts of Valensole. Follow the Valensole plateau before reaching the village of Valensole itelf. A spectacular area in summer for seeing fields of lavender.
Transfer to Marseille; Fly to London.