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Manosque Office de tourisme
Place Dr Joubert Manosque
04100

Tel:+33 (0)4 92 72 16 00
Fax:+33 (0)4 92 72 58 98

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With the highest density of olive trees in the department, Manosque is certainly worth a detour!  It is a medieval hilltop village that has grown in the last 40 years to accommodate France's national nuclear research centre Cadarache founded here in 1959.   

However, it still has an intact medieval centre flanked by two 14th-century gates, the Porte Saunerie and the Porte Soubeyran.  Just outside the historic centre you'll come to a 19th-century 'hotel particulier' or mansion that is home to Centre Jean Giono - the writer born in Manosque in 1895.   Also worth investigating is the nearby Fondation Carzou with frescoes by the modern-day Armenian painter Jean Carzou.

What to See - Manosque Attractions

Prieure de Carluc
Between Reillane & Cereste on N100, 84400
a 12th-century Roman chapel built around a sacred spring
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)4 42 54 22 70

Fondation Carzou
1 Bd Elemir Bourges, Manosque 04100
situated in a neoclassical church with frescoes by Jean Carzou
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Fri-Sun

Centre Jean Giono
1 Bd Elemir Bourges, Manosque 04100
exhibition on the life and works of Jean Giono
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sat