Atypical villages


Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in France

The Provencal village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie offers a very rich history and heritage as well as a splendid view of the surrounding nature.

Benefiting from an exceptional geographical location, the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie rises to more than 600 meters above sea level. Moreover, it is located at the crossroads of the routes taken by tourists in the Verdon, downstream from the Canyon . South of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie you will find the sublime blue waters of lake of Sainte-Croix.

Sunset on the lake of Sainte-Croix

A picturesque village renowned for its earthenware

Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is a city built like an amphitheater in the middle of superb landscapes. Two rocky peaks overlook the village with the famous knight’s star suspended 200 meters away. It guides visitors day and night!

Often compared to a Provencal crib, the village consists of beautiful old houses and picturesque alleys in which you can stroll and discover small local shops. The village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is renowned worldwide for earthenware, with 14 workshops and around twenty stores. The finesse of the workmanship and the unique decorations attract crowds from all over the world. To find out more, do not miss the museum which is entirely dedicated to it!

The starting point for superb walks

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie can be visited all year round and you can enjoy very pretty walks, either in the village to discover the architectural heritage, or outside. Do not miss the Rion waterfall, Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir, perched above the city, or the cave of Sainte-Madeleine. A little further on, on the Valensole plateau, you can admire the spectacle of the lavender fields in bloom …

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is part of the Verdon Regional Natural Park and received the official label “Villages and cities of character”.

Did you know that upstream of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, several activities are possible?

At Haute Provence Outdoor, we offer various outdoor activities. Some aquatic with rafting or aqua hiking , others drier with the Deval’Bike or also the Trott’Elec . Whether you are a sports fan, beginner or looking for adrenaline, there is something for everyone!

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