A pretty village perched on a rocky spur and surrounded by lavender fields.
Perched on a rocky spur, this pretty village takes you up a steep flight of steps to the top of the citadel from which you can see the lavender fields in bloom.
Things to do
The church of Notre-Dame.
The Cordiglieri Convent.
The cemetery, listed as a French national monument.
The beautiful fountains dotting the town.
The Distilleries et Domained de Provence where local liqueurs such as Bigarade made from bitter oranges, Farigoule (with thyme) and amandine (with almonds) have been produced since 1898.
Don’t miss Le Lapin Tant Pis, a little restaurant where you can also buy delicious spices, at 3 Rue des Cordeliers
Priory of Salagon: a very quiet and peaceful place where you can stroll through the beautiful gardens planted with typical Provençal herbs such as lavender, mint artemisia and sage also called Jardin du Senteurs.
Église de Châteauneuf: an old church south of Mane where you can stop and ask the gardener priest for natural remedies.
To buy everything related to candles and perfumes, don’t miss Terre d’Oc, 13 km south of the town.
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