cathedral of ForcalquierMore of a village than a town – and even more than that

Altitude 550 m, population 4800, sous-préfecture

Land of books and writing Rural Excellence cluster

Perfumes Aromas Scents and FlavoursCompetitive cluster.

All info on the site of the town of Forcalquier.

Living in Forcalquier

Besides farming and breeding, Forcalquier is home to a whole network ofscents and flavours companies.

The old town centre of Forcalquier is being brought back to life and is home, in the cool shade of its tiny streets, to cafés, restaurants, shops, artists and fine craftsmen’s workshops.

A town which is dynamic all year round! Come and discover it!

Discover le Petit Colporteur, calendar of events (in french)

Download Plan_de_Forcalquier (Map of Forcalquier) in English

 

MARKETS:

Every Monday morning, the biggest market in the region is spread all over the town, and on Thursday afternoons, there is a farmers’ market with quality local and seasonal products.

 

The town of the four queens

In XIIth and XIIIth centuries Raymond Bérenger V, count of Forcalquier, married his four daughters to kings: the eldest, Marguerite, married Louis IX, the king of France (saint Louis); the second, Éléonore, married Henry III, king of England, the third, Sancie, was married to the brother of Henry III, Richard of Cornwall (King of the Romans) and Béatrice married Charles d’Anjou, the brother of Saint Louis King of Naples and Sicily).

Downlod the tourist guide of Forcalquier

Download the document « derrière les portes secrètes, discovering the heritage of Forcalquier » (in French)

Download the document « lectionnaire enchanté, (the enchanted lectionary), discovering the heritage of Forcalquier » (in French)

Forcalquier general view

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