Day 2 : MOUSTIERS-SAINTE-MARIE - TOURTOUR (121 on 359 km)
The house of Moustiers. Surrounded by gardens and olive groves will offer an outstanding refinement and conviviality.
Moustiers, a village with houses laying in terraces is famous for its earthenware glass production. You will travel on across the regional natural Park of Verdon in the direction of Riez, of the oldest cities in Provence.
Then you will reach the Valensole plateau, its almond trees, its lavender and wheat fields.
On the edge of the Luberon you will enter in Manosque, Jean Giono’s home land, through the imposing Porte Saunerie.
You will travel back towards the gorges of Verdon through Gréoux- les-Bains, a climatic and spa town. The entrance of the cave spas recalls their Roman origin.
You will visit Saint-Martin-de-Brômes with its Roman church, Esparron-de-Verdon and its museum "La vie d'antan" gathers a very beautiful collection of artefacts, or the Prehistory Museum in Quinson.
You will discover the vast stretch of the Sainte-Croix lake with its twists and its outdoor activity bases from the bridge which crosses the river Verdon in the vicinity of the dam.
You will resume your heading in the direction of Tourtour, crossing a vast plateau scattered with lavender. At its end you will discover in Aups the charms of the yards in the shade of the plane trees. Every week at the foot of Espiguières mountain the town is animated with two markets vivid with colours and fragrances. From November to March you will have the opportunity to participate to the truffle market.
Tourtour a typical medieval village with its fortification remains, its narrow side streets and its vaulted passages will be your stopping point for the evening.