Activities and leisure…
Randonnée en pleine nature :
Randonnées à thèmes : Randot Bistrots, randonnées avec les ânes, randonnées pour les enfants.
Vélo : VTT et cyclotourisme.
Vol en montgolfière au dessus des collines de haute-Provence :
Parapente au-dessus des gorges du Verdon et du lac d’Esparron :
Vol en ULM autour du pays de Forcalquier.
Escalade et via ferrata dans les gorges du Verdon :
Pour plus d’informations, vous pouvez consulter le site de l’office de tourisme de Forcalquier : http://www.forcalquier.com
A perfect place for everyone !
Share special moments with family or friends, time to talk, to play petanque, badminton, ping pong and walks in the local Provencal hills.
Our guests come for a variety of reasons: just for a holiday, a family reunion, their wedding, to celebrate a birthday or baptism or simply to enjoy pleasurable moments together. We offer the opportunity for you to stay in the same hamlet but in independent houses, enjoying each other’s company.
Our houses can accommodate from two to eight people with a total capacity at Chante Oiseau of 50. You can share barbeques, enjoy mechouies and local produce in the shade of the orchard and around the pool, whilst being confident of your children’s security in the games area.
The hamlet offers an ideal spot for romantic weekends and holidays a time to share, relax and discover. You will appreciate the comfort in the rooms, studios and houses where independence guarantees intimacy and privacy. Together you will have the opportunity together to cook local produce from the markets or have an intimate meal at a Bistro de Pays in one of the picturesque nearby villages .
Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, cross country running, orienteering, water sports, racket sports or just fresh air, the hamlet is a central location, offering all these possibilities for sport lovers. Welcome to the Alpes de Haute Provence, the cleanest air and clearest skies in Europe, inspiring good health! The independence offered by the private houses allows you to do what you want, when you want. Leave early to see the sunrise from the Lure mountain in any season, even in winter before the snow melts.
At the heart of Provence…
Situated in the heart of the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Maison de Chante Oiseau offers a relaxed atmosphere between the various sand stone houses and colours of the season.
Hills of Thyme, fields of olive trees and poppies and rows of sunflowers, lavender and the tall conifers are reminders of Tuscany. Corn and barley, blowing in the wind; fields of roaming sheep and goats and, in the local pine and oak woods, the foxes, badgers, rabbits and deer, wild boar all waiting for the night to arrive. Herons await their prey in the fields; the beehives murmur with bees at their daily duties; not to mention the birds of prey hovering, watching from above.
The gardens of Chante Oiseau also offer old fashioned varieties of tomatoes. Sally is often too ambitious and has plants to offer as souvenirs. Rose de Berne, Cœur de Boeuf, St. Pierre, Noire de Russie, Purple Calabash are her specialties.
Locally, olive oil, wholemeal bread, rye, lamb, truffles, goat’s cheese from Banon and honey are daily specialties.
Haute Provence not only offers clean and pure air but also scents and smells, giving pleasure to the nasal senses. Throughout the year, in and around the grounds of Chante Oiseau, there are the natural scents of herbs, flowers, mushrooms, roses and mosses. All enchant the nose with their morning freshness.
At the local herb and rose gardens at Salagon Abbey and Valsaints, scents fill the air. The odours of local markets are multiple and set off the appetite.