Annot spreads its houses at the foot of the natural site of sandstone and its cliffs. The cultivation terraces and shelters under rocks mixed with stone blocks invite you to take a walk. If you are a hiking or climbing enthusiast, your playground is at the end of the street. As for gourmets, our specialities will awaken your taste buds.
Tuesday morning market
Sweetness of lifeof a City of character
A medieval heart with a lacis of nicely paved alleys. And everywhere, the music of the water from the canals and fountains accompanies you. Old shops, engraved door lintels, corbelled houses, watchtowers and from time to time, a small square flooded with the sun or in the shade of the ramparts… Stroll in the ancient centre of this city of character with nonchalant elegance, it will reveal all its secrets.
The plates placed along the alleys tell you the history of the village. And for a fun visit with children, ask for the game booklet at the Tourist Office.
The chapel of Vers-la-Ville, in the heart of the sandstone
From its sandstone cocoon, the chapel of Vers-la-Ville opens onto the village. Along its access path, the cultivation terraces follow one another. Large blocks appear at every turn. And these houses leaning against the rock or directly built on a rock… amazing!
To extend the discovery, opt for the most emblematic of the hikes: the Grès d’Annot trail
From chestnuts to porcini mushrooms, from the Tomme cheese to chickpea flour, through caillettes and other pastissoun (pastry). Not forgetting the squash ravioli, an essential dish. These simple ingredients are those of a refined cuisine which has earned Annot its reputation as a gourmet town.
You are excited about them in advance! Find all these local products in small shops or on Tuesday on market stalls.
Extremely rich and very well-preserved medieval village. Without forgetting to mention the more or less difficult hiking tours to discover the sandstone of Annot, unique site in France and Europe.
First of all, the place, Annot, an extremely rich and above all very well-preserved medieval village. Without forgetting the more or less difficult circuits on hikes to discover the sandstones of Annot: a unique site in France and Europe. A tourist office is there to inform you about all this.
Nature without a car
Here, everything is within walking distance. The sandstone climbing site is a few minutes’ walk away. At the end of the street, there are the trails. In a friendly atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle, come and experience nature differently. You will be seduced.
3 good reasons to discover Annot
ComeWithout a car
The railway line of the Railways of Provence will take you to the village.
An atmosphereLa Dolce Vita
far from the museum villages
The trails:At the end of the street
From the loop of a few hours to the hike of several days.