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The Prieuré de Salagon, on the plains just south of Mane, is located on a 2000-year-old Gallo-Roman site. The Benedictine prieuré includes a 12th-century Romanesque church and other good, solid buildings added for agricultural use during the 16th to 19th centuries.

The Conservatoire du Patrimoine Ethnologique de Haute-Provence, at the Prieuré de Salagon, is an ethnological museum, a research center, and an exhibition center. The themes of the museum are History and Everyday Life. The collection of old tools includes the blacksmith's forge from Lourmarin.

Botanical Gardens

The ethno-botanical gardens present some beautiful flowers and aromatic plants from a region famous for them, and the medieval garden shows you what was growing here "way back then". A "simple" garden contains medicinal plants that have always been used in the southern Alps and Haute-Provence. An aromatic garden has a beautiful layout of plants, including lavender, sage and Umbelliferae.

Visiting Prieure de Salagon

  • Address: 04300 Mane
  • Tel: (33) 492 75 19 93; Fax: (33) 492 75 25 14
      Open:
    • Apr-June: daily, 14h-18h
    • July-Sept: daily, 10h-12h, 14h-19h
    • Oct -1 1 Nov: Sat, Sun, school holidays, 14h-18h
    • 12 Nov - 31 Mar: Sun, school holidays, 14h-18h

Hiking

• GPS: 43.929395, 5.754647

Maps

IGN (1/25,000) #3342 OT "Manosque, Forcalquier"

Didier Richard (1/50,000) #28 "Montagne de Lure, Val de Durance"

Gardens

Ethno-botanical gardens

  • The Conservatoire du Patrimoine Ethnologique de Haute-Provence, at the Prieuré de Salagon, is an ethnological museum, with an ethno-botanical garden, Prieuré de Salagon.
  • Location: on the plains just south of Mane, on a 2000-year-old Gallo-Roman site.
  • Open: Apr-June 14h-18h; July-Sept 10h-12h, 14h-19h; Oct-11 Nov, weekends and holidays 14h-18h; 12 Nov-31 Mar Sunday, holidays 14h-18h.
  • Tel: 0492 751 993; Fax: 0492 752 514

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