Having a few relaxing laps in our saltwater swimming pool, or a stroll through our hills in the afternoon to built up some appetite is not a bad way to spend your holiday. If you are looking for other possibilities you can go fishing in the little stream which crosses our territory or in the Verdon. Windsurfing, swimming or canoeing (or taking out our electrical boat) on the Lac d'Esparron or the Lac de Ste. Croix which gives spectacular views on the rocks where little beaches provide an opportunity to enjoy your lunch and to finish that nice bottle of rose.
For the more active we have 2 mountainbikes, but please be careful with high summer temperatures: the hills are not very forgiving. There is a magnificent golfcourse at Pierrevert where we strongly advise you to follow the local tradition and have lunch in between the 9th and the 10th hole. They have a good restaurant and a beautiful clubhouse. Our neighbors run a riding school and organise outdoor tours. You can play tennis on the courts of Vinon sur Verdon or La Verdiere. Ofcourse you can play 'jeux de boules' on the townsquare in any village you cross or make a tour to take a look at the country site with the lavender fields at Valensole or Puimoisson.
We have a number of books with designated walks (hikes) in the region. Some of them are very challenging (Le Martel and the Inbut) but all of them give you a chance to check out this beautiful countryside. You are welcome to explore our 170 ha, or make a nice - one hour - walk to Vinon or Greoux les Bains alongside the riverbanks. Both villages have several nice restaurants.
Carting is possible at Manosque (18 km). Vinon sur Verdon has a famous glider airport where you can take a course. The health springs of Greoux les Bains are wellknown and welcome visitors almost the whole year around. And there are loads of nice drives in the region, either with your own car or our vintage Citroen DS; a car which is made for these winding roads. Lavender fields at Valensole, the historic museum of Quinson with its dinosaurs or one of those infamous markets of the Provence.
Dogs are welcome and can roam around freely, unless they chase our donkeys or hunt. Your dog (s) is, after consultation, welcome. We have a collection of over-friendly Labradors (ex-ladies).
Domaine de la Barraque
7539, Route de Vinon
83560 St Julien le Montagnier
Tel: 33 (0)492822052
E 5° 50' 56"
Manosque 26 km
Marseille (airport) 90 km
Aix en Provence 65 km
Tollroad A51 exit 17 (14 km)
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Polish
Mail to the owner
Organised hiking possible
Kids older than 17 yrs / kinderen > 17 jr
Hunting during the season
WiFi for free/ WiFi gratis