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A large, well-preserved town in the picturesque Durance river plain, with the Luberon to the west and the Verdon to the east, Manosque is a paragon of Roman charm. With beautiful Roman churches, lovely narrow streets and exquisite mansions dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, this enchanting town offers an exciting getaway from other touristy cities in France. Car rentals are a popular choice of transport to make getting around the town and its outer areas easier. Let us find you cheap deals for car hire in Manosque.
The magnificent 12th century Church of Our Lady of Romigier is located right in the heart of the city, boasting ancient Roman architectural styles. Other significant sights include two fortified gates constructed during the 14th century: the Porte du Soubeyran, the highest tower in Manosque, and the Porte de la Saunerie, constructed in 1382.
One of the town's favourite sons is the famous Jean Giono, who was born and raised in Manosque. His works are showcased in Centre Giono, an impressive museum located west of the Porte de la Saunerie, in the area of his birth home.
Driving around the town, tourists will find that the buildings in Manosque are very interesting, some equipped with mysterious doorways and secret gardens. On Saturday mornings, the town is bustling with markets. There is one main market in the city centre while many narrow winding streets will also lead you to other smaller markets as well as a famous food market on the Place de la Mairie and several outdoor bookstalls.
The city offers good transportation options with a number of public buses running across Manosque. However, hiring a car is very beneficial, allowing you to explore nearby areas at your own convenience. The Luberon to the west and the Verdon to the east are worth visiting while Mont d'Or, a stunning hill a few miles from the centre of Manosque, boasts wonderful views of the countryside.
Marseille Provence Airport is only an hours drive to the south of Manosque. Book car hire at Marseille Airport ready for your arrival at the airport before travelling. We search and compare prices from over fifty rental suppliers, offering cheaper prices than at the airport. Advantage, Hertz, Avis, Budget, National Citer, Sixt and Europcar all operate from desks at the airport, where you can collect the keys.