RETREATS Location Map
BP 1 Sigonce, 04300 France (Postal communication only)
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La Colle is near to the town of Forcalquier. As you can see from the map below, we are just on the edge of the Luberon and the Vaucluse regions.
Peter Mayle wrote his famous book "A year in Provence" in a small village called Ménerbes, which is just next to Apt and about 30 min from Forcalquier.
The Luberon and the Vaucluse regions are far better known throughout the world as a result of writers like Peter Mayle, and the area is well inhabited by artists, actors and actresses, politicians and the like who also helped to publicise the area.
The 04, which is the short-term for Alpes de Haute-Provence, received its own group of artists and cultural talents as far back as the late 60's mainly as a rebuttal to the commercialisation of the coast, as "Provence" extends from the coast up and to the edge of the Alps.
The 04 started to be "opened up" to visitors with the construction of the autoroute A51 in the 1980's, which is slightly off the map to the right. As a result, visitors came up from the coast where there are the 2 principal international airports (Nice and the nearest being Marseille), down from Switzerland or Paris (Northern Europe) via Grenoble, or continued to use the more traditional route via Lyon to Avignon and then inland East.
All visitors to La Colle receive as part of their confirmation two detailed local maps to aid in finding us and getting around.