village of Montmeyan

Montmeyan is a medieval fortified village, built at 504 meters above sea level on a rocky promontory in the middle of the plain, near the Gorges du Verdon.

The towers of the ramparts continue to overlook a charming village with narrow, narrow streets, arched passageways, stairway crossings and retaining arches.

The area of the municipality is 3,943 hectares. It has 550 permanent inhabitants.

Montmeyan, a village in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon

Montmeyan is a village in the Verdon, overlooking the Gorges du Verdon from a promontory 500m high. Site inhabited since prehistoric times, Montmeyan has preserved a medieval and fortified architecture and houses the Castelar Tower, a vestige of castrum perched on a rock. The narrow, narrow streets are reminiscent of the village's historic past. They make today a pleasant and picturesque place to visit during your holidays in the Verdon.

The medieval village is located on the lower part of the gorges, near Quinson, Régusse and Taverns. It is equidistant from Lake Esparron and Lake St. Croix. The nearest is Montmeyan Lake Quinson with the entrance of the Bass Gorges du Verdon. The Templars have for a time ruled over Montmeyan, the tower of Castel is also a remnant of this time.

What to do in Montmeyan?

Once in the village of Montmeyan you are spoiled for choice to spend an exceptional day.

Aquatic activities

Water sports, of course! Rental Nautic offers you to test its pedal boats, its electric boats and its canoe-kayak which allow you to visit the gorges since the most beautiful and amusing point of view: the water.

Cultural activities

The village is very interesting to visit, and very pretty because it has the label « Villes et villages fleuris ». Explanatory signs inform you through the village about the monuments and their history, like the parish church Notre-Dame which dates from the Romanesque period. Every two years, Montmeyan hosts a multidisciplinary cultural festival, Poévie.

The Montmeyan market and the animations

The market takes place every Friday. The onion is celebrated every year in September at a fair, as well as St Léger during the weekend of Pentecost. You can consult the calendar of the animations on the site of the town hall of Montmeyan.

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