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Mane

Mane is a lovely little village, situated in the variated landscape of la Provence. Le village counts 1100 inhabitants and there’s a little age-old centre with a church, a city hall, a bakery, a grocer and a restaurant.

The alleys that walk up from the village square are built with old pebble-sand.
In summer, there are regularly organized antique markets in the centre.
On Sundays, there’s always a little market with fruit and vegetables.

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Restaurants

  • La Manne Celeste - Mane Cheap, very close to the cottage, and modes, but the meals are delicious. Very suitable to visit with the children. The lunch and dinner, salads, Thai meals, the plats du jour and pizzas.
  • Café du Nord - Place de Mai Limans At a distance of 15 minutes by car. A little lovely restaurant in a little village. The traditional Provencal kitchen, with a choice between first course and main course on the one hand, or main course and dessert on the other hand, for a reasonable price. Reservation is desirable.
  • Auberge des Coupoles - St Michel Good relation between price and quality. The French kitchen with a cordial service. There’s also the possibility to eat outside.
  • La table de Panturle - Banon Exploited by a Belgian couple, you can eat outside, and there’s the international kitchen. The price category is a bit higher.
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  • L’Aigo Blanco - Forcalquier At a distance of 10 minutes by car. In the centre of Forcalquier immediately behind the big church, a restaurant that’s mainly appropriate for a lunch menu outside. There are a lot of big different salads and plats du jour.
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  • Les Vins au Vert - Banon Les Vins au Vert is an attractive wine shop, and at the same time it’s a little restaurant, there’s the possibility to taste the wine per glass, and to buy the wine. They serve simple and small meals at low prices.
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  • La Mado Place des Precheurs - Aix en Provence If you would make an excursion to Aix en Provence, the restaurant la Mado Place des Precheurs, opposite the Palais de Justice, is really recommended. In the heart of the centre, there are French and Japonese meals at low prices.
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In Banon there are also more lovely restaurants, the village is situated at a distance of 25 minutes by car.

Make always a reservation to avoid the disappointment!

To do sport in the environment

  • Horse ridingHorse-riding La Rimourelle st.Michel l'Observatoire
    At a distance of 10 minutes.
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    Horse-riding centre Pegasus
    At a distance of 10 minutes of Mezicourt.
  • Paragliding parapenteParagliding parapente At a distance of 15 minutes.
    The valley of Durance a bit outside the village. Oraison in the direction of St. Pancrase.
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  • Climbing Climbing At Volx at a distance of 15 minutes.
    Site d'escalade( couenne). When you enter the village, you need to follow immediately on the right the signs « escalade ».
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  •  Hiking Hiking In the immediate environment.
    We have maps with indicated walking routes.
    There are two guides available on demand, they talk Dutch and French.
    Detailed maps and walking guides to be looked at and borrowed.
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    Hiking in la Provence
  • tennisTennis At a distance of 10 minutes.
    Chemin de la Poudriere Forcalquier Phone: +33 492 75 34 47
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  • golfGolf At a distance of 25 minutes at Pierrevert Golf of Luberon.
    Route Manosque in the direction of Apt Pierrevert, golf course is situated at the left after having followed this route,
    A serpentine course leads you to the magnificent golf course.
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    In Niozelles there's a new golf course "Domaine des Sources" with 9 holes and a Belgian owner. The golf course is situated at a distance of only 15 km from our domain.
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  •  Cycling and mountainbikeCycling and mountainbike In the immediate environment.
    Bikes for rent at forcalquier by Cycles Bachelas 5 Boulevard de la Republique.
    Phone: 0492 75 12 47
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  • ebikesRent E-bikes E-bikes can be rented via Easy Velo Electric and
    can be delivered on the day of your arrival.
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  •  Gliding Gliding At Vinon sur Verdon at a distance of 30 minutes.
    Aerodrome, 1 Lieu dit l'Aerodrome Vinon sur Verdon. Phone +33 492 78 95 78
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  •  Aquatic sports Aquatic sports Lac d'Esparron at a distance of 35 minutes.
    A lot of aquatic sports, make walks and ride the bike in the magnificent nature.
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    Lac St.Croix at a distance of 1 hour
    Here’s also a magnificent lake to swim, to canoe, to go windsurfing and sailing.
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Local markets

Visiting a big provencal market, is one of the most pleasant excursions. Realise in advance that it’s not as sheep as in our region. Well, special stuff, prepared in an old, crafted way, are often a bit expensive, but very nice and really delicious!!

  • Monday at Forcalquier Big local market from 8 until 13 o’clock.
    The market is spread over the whole village, and because of that, it’s not easy to park your car. The car park les Cordeliers, that’s situated a bit outside the village, can be a solution.
  • Tuesday at Oraison Market on the village square
  • Thursday at Aix en Provence (at a distance of 45 minutes by car via A51)
    Through the whole centre, very impressive, and it’s really worthwile for those who like it, from 8 until 13 o’clock, at Saturdays there’s also a little part of the market that’s dedicated to antique, and apart from that, there are also theme markets on different squares and in different streets. Fruit and vegetables, fish, flowers, textiles, soap, baskets, something for everyone.
  • Friday at Lourmarin
  • Saturday at Apt (At a distance of 30 minutes by car)
  • Saturday at Aix en Provence Description above.

Supermarkets

  • Forcalquier
    Supermarket Casino
    (at the round point between Mane and Forcalquier)
    Supermarket Intermarche
    (drive through Forcalquier in the direction of Chalus n° 1 at the left of the route)
  • Manosque
    Supermarket Auchan
    (On the route of Volx at Manosque quartier Quintrand, very big supermarket)
    Supermarket Leclerc
    ( a bit much further of Auchan route of Volx, also very big)

Local stores at Mane

  • Bakery La Manaraine - Mane
    on the Place Eglise in the centre of Mane
  • Alimentation générale
    also on the village square
  • Butchery Lippi - Mane
    in the Rue Bari in the centre of Mane
  • Collines de Provence
    soap, lotions and perfumed candles, Parc du Pitaugier Mane
  • Oliviers & co
    A lot of different types of olive oil, tapenades, pesto and other delicious things Parc du Pitaugier
  • Goat’s milk cheese
    Immediately from the farmer, Cheese farm la Musardiére highland St Michel l’Observatoire, beautiful route, delicious cheese, beautiful goats!
  • Biological vegetables
    immediately from the farmer, our neighbours Chemin de Pramaiche Mas l’Aurore,also flour, and sunflower seed oil of the own company
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