A visit to the Gardens Of Salagon and Forcalquier
Ethnobotanical Gardens And Museum Of Salagon and the village of Forcalquier are a fantastic jewel to be discovered and enjoyed in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department of southeastern France.
Jardins de Salagon (the gardens of Salagon) are surrounding the buildings of Salagon priory from the 12th century that is turned into a museum showcasing the Ethnographic Heritage of Haute-Provence. The gardens are The garden is made up of five different sections like the medieval garden with four hundred different plants used in the Middle Ages, the garden of herbs and village plants, the garden of aromas, the garden of modern times and the garden of the white oak. These gardens are of incredible beauty and a definitife must visit for any nature lover! The attached images can only show a small impression of the real gardens that magically delights your senses with wonderful smells and sights! For opening time and more info please see musee-de-salagon.com
After or before visiting the gardens we recommend you stop by and visit Forcalquier that is close by and is built around the slopes of a steep conical hill, crowned by an octagonal chapel with a fantastic panoramic view once you master the steep hike up there. The historic village of Forcalquier invites you to discover its beautiful sites plus offers many great restaurants plus some boutiques to buy some of the local goods.