During your visit in Provence, you can explore the richness of the region through rural tourism (tables d'hôte, local markets and so on), cultural tourism (historical heritage and museums) and sporting tourism (such as the numerous mountain bike trails).
Ampus (7 km – 15 mins) and the sheep's seasonal migration
Villecroze (7 km - 11 mins) and its prehistoric caves
Aups (10 km - 17 mins), capital of the Haut Var region and the black truffle
Salerne (12 km – 20 mins) and its hexagonal floor tiles known throughout the world
Chateaudouble (16 km – 25 mins), its gorges and heritage site prehistoric caves
Sillans La Cascade (18 km - 25 mins) and its 42-metre high waterfall
Trans-en-Provence (26 km - 37 mins) and its air wells in the waterfalls, unique in the world
Les Arcs-sur-Argens (26 km - 39 mins) and the exceptional mosaic by Marc Chagall in the chapel
Cotignac (26 km - 35 mins) and its prehistoric dwellings
Carcès (32 km - 40 mins) with varnished tile façades, genuine works of art that are typical of the Var region and extremely rare
Barjols (35 km – 40 mins), known as the "Tivoli of Provence", so called because water is omnipresent
Correns (39 km - 50 mins), the first organic village in France
Moustier Sainte Marie (42 km – 55 mins), its ceramics and church classed an historic monument
The Entrecasteaux Castle (19 km – 30 mins), one of the most important castles in the Var region with its gardens designed by Le Nôtre,
Thoronet Abbey (28 km – 40 mins), a masterpiece of Roman architecture, one of the most beautiful Abbeys in France
The Palace of the Counts of Provence (61 km – 1 hr)
Quinson Prehistoric Museum (33 km – 41 mins)
Ceramics Museum in Moustier Sainte Marie (42 km – 55 mins)
Bernard Buffet Exhibition at the Simon Segal Museum in Aups, until 15 July
Saint Croix lake (31 km – 45 mins)
A large, calm turquoise body of water placed as a refreshing pause between the plateau and hills, ploughed land and stony ground, Sainte Croix lake is the Verdon's jewel.
Canoeing-kayaking – Rowing – Electric boat – Swimming – Walking – Hiking
The Verdon Gorges (45 km – 1 hr)
Limestone rocks hollowed by the Verdon form a huge canyon, unique in Europe, with stunning viewpoints.
Canoeing-kayaking – White water swimming – River boarding – Water hiking - Canyoning – Pot-holing – Rock climbing – Hiking – Bungee jumpinglastique
Tourtour's traditional village fête
The first weekend in August
4 days of festivities with Provençal dancing, a village dance, musical evenings, French bowls competition and to end the event in the shady square a giant aioli to be enjoyed with the locals.
Aups Provençal markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Aups truffle market on Thursday mornings, from the last Thursday in November to the end of February
(through to mid-March depending on supply).
Verdon Jazz Festival – 14 to 22 July 2013
Aix-en-Provence international lyrical art festival – 4 to 27 July 2013
Operas, concerts and recitals... one of the highlights of the lyrical season. This year, the Aix Festival celebrates some famous anniversaries, Verdi and Wagner, Britten and Poulenc
Thoronet Medieval Music Encounters – 16 to 21 July 2013
Medieval music in the famous Cistercian abbey with its incredible acoustics to take a step back into musical history.