Moustiers is set at the foot of a steep rocky cliffs a juxtaposition of water, stone and pastel colours. Moustiers is famous for its ceramics (or pottery). High above the village, suspended on a 135 metre long chain between the cliffs, is a star put in place after the Crusades. Moustiers is also known for it’s olive oil with over 20,000 olive trees growing on dry stone terraces.
The Verdon Gorges are one of most dramatic sights in Europe; a mini Grand Canyon. The gorge is up to 700m deep with the river Verdon running between the impressive cliffs. The cliffs are home to vultures and it is also a mecca for rock climbers.
Nearby too, is the Valensole plateau is one of the most areas for the production of lavender. The Romans used is to perfume their baths and clothes. It was introduced to France by the Phoenicians and the climate and ground in Provence was found to be ideal for growing it. The lavender is in bloom from the beginning of June to the end of July.
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