Le Poirier has beautiful views over
the surrounding forests, the lakeside village of Bauduen and part of the
lake, whose crystal-clear waters change colour according to the weather.
is ideally situated to enjoy a range of activities from water sports in the
Lac de Sainte-Croix, to hiking in
France's 'grand canyon', the
Gorges du Verdon,
as well as relaxing in numerous local restaurants.
In the local village of
Bauduen, two kilometres away from Le Poirier, there are
three restaurants, two shops and a weekly market on Sundays. The village has
musical events most weekends in July and August, as well as tennis courts,
pedalo, sailing and canoe hire facilities. Bauduen is situated on the Lac de
Sainte-Croix, which has many little beaches dotted around its shoreline. The
nearest town, Aups,
eight kilometres away from Le Poirier, boasts a range of restaurants and
Other local attractions include the famous 'village in the sky',
with its art galleries and stylish cafés and the rocky
Sainte-Marie with its waterfall running through the
centre of the village.
If you want to go further afield, you can
enjoy the glamour of the Cote d'Azur (one and a half-hours' drive),
the ski slopes of the
Hautes-Alpes (one and a half-hours' drive), and the
of Provence (30 mins drive).
for further information about local attractions or read articles on
As of Provence' and 'A
Few Things to Do in Provence'