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Stunning views across to the Southern Alps

A nice climb up from the town. Unfortunately the Citadel itself was not open on our visit, however... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Rick E
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Roussillon, France
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I have been her before. this time it was raining, but it didn't curb our enthusiasm. The climb is... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Peter d
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

A nice climb up from the town. Unfortunately the Citadel itself was not open on our visit, however the beautiful views all aroundm West to the Luberon and East to the Alps, made the walk well worth while. Recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rick E
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I have been her before. this time it was raining, but it didn't curb our enthusiasm. The climb is easy, even for elderly, with plenty of sitting stops. The zenith was the superb views over the Provencal landscape and the exquisite yet simple interiors of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter d
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Worth the climb: breathtaking view, neat chapel with musician angels, unique carillon, remains of the stronghold of the counts of Provence

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lyp131
Reviewed July 19, 2018

A little exercise is always good after lunch. I would recommend this walk for people young and old, in a group or by oneself. On a sunny clear day, you can see far and wide including the beautiful mountains.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Wind through the alleys gradually making your way up the hill. Just follow your nose and you will get there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rustythevet
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

The walk up to the Citadelle is well worth it. It’s a lovely up hill walk where you’re rewarded with beautiful views when you reached the top. The walk up could get tiring for young children or anyone who struggles to walk.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank smcencinitas
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Spend some time strolling in the old part of the city browsing the many ateliers (painters and other arts). If you can afford to climb some 300 m (slowly) take one of the may path bringing you on top of the hill where there was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marcospi61
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Forcalquier is a lovely hill town, beyond the most touristy parts of the Luberon - about 40 mind drive on from Apt. The centre is well preserved, some good bistros and restaurants, and slightly quirky individual shops. Climb all the way to the top to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Frances M
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This most unusual structure is in the middle of the town. The walk up to the top of its hill is good exercise and the views from the top are well worth the effort. Forcalquier is a very pretty town with a regular market and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank chrissiemsl
Reviewed September 6, 2017

and over Luberon also. you will have to climb up the hill to enjoy a marvelous 360 view . The chapel is unfortunately closed almost always but a new door allows to have a view on the interior. some renovation of the site is ongoing...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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