Are you looking for a change of scene, but feel that a big city overrun with tourists is not what you want? Why not try exploring Moustiers-Sainte-Marie? Listed as one of France's Most Beautiful Villages, this charming settlement guarding the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon will seduce you. Book your hotel in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie!
A magical vision nestling between two rocky escarpments under a golden star, the village is often compared to a crib. There are many legends about the origin of this star, ranging from a tragic love story to a homage to the Virgin Mary and the Three Wise Men. Which will you choose? While pondering, indulge in one of the diverse activities on offer here in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The parish church, listed as a historical monument and boasting a magnificent Lombard bell tower, will attract history and architecture enthusiasts. Feeling creative? If so, enjoy an introductory workshop in the art of earthenware, and visit the museum dedicated to the craft.
But the unmissable attraction must remain the idyllic setting of the Gorges du Verdon. Stretching for 50 kilometres, this end-of-the-world landscape can be visited on foot, by kayak, by car... if you're really brave, have a go at paragliding or bungee jumping!
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie: a village full of surprises
Are you taking a break and looking for a little corner of tranquillity and escape? We propose you to discover a village between nature, history and craftsmanship. A haven of peace and charm that reveals its assets only to those who take the time to walk its streets. Rent a charming hotel in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and take the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, classified 'most beautiful village in France'.
From a luxury hotel around Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, you will soon be at the gates of this exceptional village. Built in the shade of an impressive rocky outcrop, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie benefits from a special natural setting that does not leave indifferent. Its roofs of orange tiles arranged around poetic alleys invite you to stroll and discover a thousand years of history. Crossed by the Riou, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie presents an aesthetic combination of water and stone, shaped by bridges, fountains and aqueducts. Classified 'most beautiful village of France' since 1991, it is one of the most picturesque villages of the region, the ideal place for a villa rental.
In the heart of a fabulous region
In addition to its own assets, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie also has the advantage of being located in a region with immense possibilities for visits and walks. The village is located a few kilometres from the beautiful lake of Sainte-Croix. You are also in the heart of the Verdon region where you will visit the famous gorges. And, of course, you will be able to enjoy many charming hotels in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The parish church of the village has one of the most beautiful bell towers of Provence. Not to be missed. But for the brave, climb the 262 steps of the stone staircase that goes up to the Chapelle Notre-Dame De Beauvoir. You will discover there a superb view on the roofs of the village, its ramparts, its aqueduct and on the surrounding countryside.
The city of Faïence
Today, the village has 700 inhabitants but receives a large number of visitors, especially during the summer months. The preferred formula for tourists is the rental of villas around Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. They also come to discover the local speciality: earthenware. The stroll in the alleys is dotted with stalls of craftsmen proposing original and characterful pieces. A visit to the Musée de la Faïence is an opportunity to understand the history of this know-how and to get a glimpse into the life of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie through time.
A legend that makes you dream
For fans of unusual details, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie has one and not the least! A metal star, overlooking the village, hangs in the air between two mountains. Numerous legends support the story of this beautiful symbol. An offer from a crusader thankful to have been released from the Sarasins? Unhappy love story that we didn't want to forget? Symbol of the Three Magi? Nobody knows it, but here is a legend that makes visitors dream and makes the landscape of the village unique and unforgettable! You will talk about it again when you return to your charming hotel in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.
For those who want to combine comfort and discovery, nature and a picturesque village atmosphere, choose a luxury hotel in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie: charm, nature and beautiful stories in perspective!