This freshly renovated luminous "loft style" apartment allows a stylish escape from an upper perspective! A spacious bedroom with TV, wifi, ensuite bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a funky velvet lounge corner. A true gem, with access to a magical balcony and bright rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy all their meals.
In winter the apartment is bathed in sunshine and from the terrace there are gorgeous views over the Provence countryside and the Southern French Alps.
There is a central heating system for those chilly evenings.
There is plenty of free parking near the apartments and it is possible to drive to the bottom of rue St Mary to unload luggage. The apartments are located in a charming stone house which stands in a quiet cobble stoned street and leads to the Citadel where a 13th century castle once stood. Today the Notre Dame de Provence Chapel stands in its place and commands a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. The Citadel, as the hill is passionately known by the locals, is a real ‘green oases in the centre of town and a beautiful spot for an early morning or evening stroll.
Forcalquier has a population of 4,500 and from the Apartments it is a 5 minute walk to the centre of town. Here you can buy everything you need for your stay in Forcalquier. There are numerous bakers, a butcher, an excellent fruit and vegetable shop, pastry and chocolate shop, 2 supermarkets, delicatessen and very good wine shop (there are also 2 large Supermarkets at each end of the town) 3 banks, Post Office, 2 chemists and a news agency. Of course there are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants. We have a list of the ones we recommend and we are only too happy to talk about the other ones we take our groups to in the nearby villages.
Of course one of the big attractions of Forcalquier is the Monday morning market. It is renowned as being one of the most colourful in Provence and of course one can do the weekly shopping direct from the producers. There is an enormous range of food available - local cheeses, fruit and vegetables, organic breads, herbs and spices, fresh fish from Marseille, Provencal fabrics and pottery etc.
Forcalquier is ideally located in terms of visiting the nearby tourist sites. Avignon is 1.5 hours, Aix en Provence 1 hour, Marseille 1.5, Nice 2.5, and the French Alps 1.5 hours. Of course it is preferable to have a car. If you plan not to have a car then it is possible to visit all the towns just mentioned using public transport.
Touring bikes can be hired in the town. The Forcalquier region is famous for its wonderful cycling path which leads all the way to Cavaillon near Avignon, a distance of 100 kms. Otherwise there are plenty of quiet country lanes which are suitable for cycling. We can help you with information.
There are also 500 km’s of marked walking tracks in the region. Basically the area forms a square bordered by 2 mountain ranges to the North and South and by 2 rivers to the East and West. It is ideal for walking as there is an immense variety of landscapes influenced by both a continental climate from the Alps and a Mediterranean climate from the south. We are happy to discuss the different walks with you.
Couldn't have been more perfect
Graeme and Trish, Thank you for a lovely week in Forcalquier. We left keys to both apartments inside on the counter. We thoroughly enjoyed both apartments. From having breakfast croissants on the deck each morning to climbing to the citadel and taking afternoon drives throughout Provence, it couldn't have been more perfect. We had lovely meals at La Bastide and Ma Nine plus a lovely day in Ménerbes with lunch at Maison de la Truffe and Domaine de Citadelle, complete with a personal tour by the owner of his herb garden with over 300 herbs. Needless to say we also bought wine. Thank you for making it all possible."
Blythe from Anchorage, Alaska USA
Apartment is amazing, creative...
You know when you search Airbnb for hours looking for the perfect one - this is one of those. The apartment is amazing, creative, cute, bright, unique... it has 2 perfect private porches and it sits right in the center of a wonderful old city that has character and feels real and lived in. I wish we could have stayed longer. Heads up if you don't want stairs - there are quite a few, but pretty standard for an old city. The check in was smooth and personal and we had a list of new restaraunts to visit (and we did they were great :) and events taking place. Definite recommendation."
Amie from Portland USA
The accommodation is superb, decorated with care and perfectly clean. The terrace overlooks a breathtaking view and allows you to spend a stay away from the noise. I recommend! The Clarke family is very warm! THANK YOU!"
Jonathan from Marseille, France
Nothing more to say than that it was just perfect. We really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend it!"
Patrik from Munich Germany
We had an extremely relaxing time staying in Blanche. The location is fantastic and the apartment, while small, is very calming, comfortable and well equipped with lovely views. Forcalquier is just the right size to have a few restaurants and bars but small enough to manage entirely on foot"
Dani from London, UK
Décoré avec goût
Superbe appartement avec toit terrasse. Nous nous sommes sentis extrêmement bien dans ce lieu pittoresque et très bien placé. Au coeur de forcalquier et de ses ruelles pavées. L'appartement est décoré avec goût. Chaque produit est de qualité. Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir."
Superb apartment with roof terrace. We felt extremely well in this picturesque and very well placed place. In the heart of Forcalquier and its cobbled streets. The apartment is tastefully decorated. Every product is of quality. We will come back with great pleasure. - Translated from French Claire from Paris, France
Tout est ravissant
Très joli petit studio calme et pourtant très central. Tout est ravissant et tout le nécessaire est là. Joliment décoré, cet appartement pour deux et sa terrasse est parfait pour découvrir les merveilles du Luberon."
Very nice small studio quiet and yet very central. Everything is delightful and everything you need is there. Nicely decorated, this apartment for two and its terrace is perfect to discover the wonders of the Luberon. Translated from French Laurence from Brussels, Belgium
Très belle vue
Super appartement en plein centre du magnifique village de Forcalquier. Une terrace avec une très belle vue. Nous étions la bas pour le 14 Juillet et nous étions aux premières loges pour le feu d'artifices! Appartement refait à neuf avec une super salle de bain. Attention il ne faut pas être trop grand car le plafond est assez bas au dessus du lit mais pour nous s'était parfait ;-) Vous pouvez réserver les yeux fermés!"
Super apartment in the center of the beautiful village of Forcalquier. A terrace with a beautiful view. We were down there on July 14th and we were front row for the fireworks! Apartment renovated with a great bathroom. Be careful not to be too big because the ceiling is quite low above the bed but for us was perfect ;-) You can reserve your eyes closed! Translated from French Thomas from Opio, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Ravis de notre séjour
À découvrir Logement très bien situé, calme, bien équipé. Nous sommes ravis de notre séjour."
To discover Housing very well located, quiet, well equipped. We were delighted with our stay. Translated from French Graziella from Juranville, Loiret, France
Logement agréable, joliment décoré et propre."
Pleasant accommodation, nicely decorated and clean. Translated from French Yves from Labeaume, Ardeche, France
J'ai beaucoup aimé l'emplacement de ce loft dans le centre de Forcalquier, son calme, la proximité de tout , à pieds. Il y a tout ce qu'il faut pour vivre un merveilleux séjour, et surtout la terrasse ouverte sur la montagne de Lurs, avec son panorama magique! je vous recommande ce lieu à tous."
I loved the location of this loft in the center of Forcalquier, calm, proximity to everything on foot. There is everything you need to live a wonderful experience and especially the open terrace on the mountain of Lurs with its magical panorama! I recommend this place to all Translated from French Christine from Saint Catharines, Canada