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Leisures, hiking
in the Pays de Forcalquier
 
The Cinematograph
all along the year
Rates: 30 F  - Season ticket: 10 tickets: 220 F
On Thursday evening (at 21h15 with La Crêperie): restaurant + movies: 80 F
Cinéma Le Bourguet, Bourguet place tel: 04 92 75 02 82 - 04 92 64 41 24.
Vocal server : 08 36 68 01 28
 
 

Fairs and Festivals

April
May
June
July
 
 
 

July-August
 

August
September

October

Christmas

Hiking Festival in Forcalquier, tel: 04 92 76 66 23
Cheese Festival in Banon
Music regional Festival in Cruis
Musical meetings in Haute Provence in Forcalquier
Chamber music, tel: 04 92 79 57 72
Forcal'swing, Jazz, swing, blues
Herborists fair in St Etienne les Orgues
The rich musical hours in Simane la Rotonde,
tel: 04 92 75 90 47
Organ concert every Sunday at the Forcalquier cathedral .
Farm fair in Ongles.
Products from Haute Provence in Forcalquier.
Day of local Heritage
Fall contemporary art exhibition in Lurs.
Taste meeting
Poultry fair (biennial) in Forcalquier
Rounds of Cribs

SPORT AND HIKING
500 km of marked out paths, on foot,horse-ride, moutain bike...
and even ballooning !
To explore a country with a large diversity of relief, wonderful coloured landscapes all year round, the remarkable luminosity of the sky, and many perfumes exhaled by the aromatic plants which make the area famous.

On foot

Alpes de Lumière proposes outings exploring the natural and cultural heritage.
tel: 04 92 75 19 93.
Alpes Provence Aventure: all the year mountain trekking, aquatic rides and snowshoes hikes.
tel: 04 92 72 04 54.
With CPIE hikes every thursday, departure in front of the tourist information office.
tel: 04 92 75 34 50.
Trekking in medium altitude moutain with Pierre Paillat. tel: 04 92 79 53 80.

The two main paths GR which go across the Alpes Maritimes are :
- the GR5 which covers Mercantour Park above Nice
- the GR 51 which covers French riviera from East to West.

Bike

Between Cavaillon, Apt and Forcalquier a circuit goes over the Luberon National Park , its sweet and luminous valleys.
Between Apt and Vachères, for 35 km, the difference in altitude is 477m.
Between Bonnieux and Apt, one can notably pass along a small road which goes across the famous Julien Bridge .
A brochure "Bike in Luberon" is available in the tourist information offices in Apt, Bonnieux, Cavaillon and Forcalquier, Reillanne, Dauphin.
It's possible to raint a bike at the bike store in Forcalquier:
Maxi Méca, 5 bd de la République, tel: 04 92 75 12 47.
Informations: Vélo Loisirs en Luberon, BP 14, 04280 Céreste, tel: 04 92 79 05 82.

Horse ride

Rides and trekkings alone or with a group with Haute Provence à Cheval.
tel: 04 92 75 13 74.

Ballooning

From Forcalquier, transfer towards the flight field, preparations, one ot two hours flight.
After the flight: passengers and equipment fetch, picnic, champagne baptism, flight certificate, back to Forcalquier and... wonder.
Reservations: Office du Tourisme.

and also
Tennis
Fishing
Open heated pool
Municipal stadium
 

LOCAL FESTIVALS

The fourth week in May ( St Pancrace feast)
The first July week-end  (Bd La tourette festival)
Early in August (products from Provence festival)
 

ASTRONOMY
in St Michel l'Observatoire

In 1936 was built an observatory with 13 cupolas on the St Michel de Provence site, designated as the purest sky in France.
from 1st April to 30 Sept: visits on wednesday between 2 and 4pm.
from 1st Oct to 31 March: one programme at 3pm.
tel: 04 92 70 64 00
 
 
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