The Prieuré de Salagon, on the plains just south of Mane, is located on a 2000-year-old Gallo-Roman site. The Benedictine prieuré includes a 12th-century Romanesque church and other good, solid buildings added for agricultural use during the 16th to 19th centuries.
The Conservatoire du Patrimoine Ethnologique de Haute-Provence, at the Prieuré de Salagon, is an ethnological museum, a research center, and an exhibition center. The themes of the museum are History and Everyday Life. The collection of old tools includes the blacksmith's forge from Lourmarin.
The ethno-botanical gardens present some beautiful flowers and aromatic plants from a region famous for them, and the medieval garden shows you what was growing here "way back then". A "simple" garden contains medicinal plants that have always been used in the southern Alps and Haute-Provence. An aromatic garden has a beautiful layout of plants, including lavender, sage and Umbelliferae.
Visiting Prieure de Salagon
- Address: 04300 Mane
- Tel: (33) 492 75 19 93; Fax: (33) 492 75 25 14
- Apr-June: daily, 14h-18h
- July-Sept: daily, 10h-12h, 14h-19h
- Oct -1 1 Nov: Sat, Sun, school holidays, 14h-18h
- 12 Nov - 31 Mar: Sun, school holidays, 14h-18h
• GPS: 43.929395, 5.754647
IGN (1/25,000) #3342 OT "Manosque, Forcalquier"
Didier Richard (1/50,000) #28 "Montagne de Lure, Val de Durance"
The Conservatoire du Patrimoine Ethnologique de Haute-Provence, at the Prieuré de Salagon, is an ethnological museum, with an ethno-botanical garden, Prieuré de Salagon.
- Location: on the plains just south of Mane, on a 2000-year-old Gallo-Roman site.
- Open: Apr-June 14h-18h; July-Sept 10h-12h, 14h-19h; Oct-11 Nov, weekends and holidays 14h-18h; 12 Nov-31 Mar Sunday, holidays 14h-18h.
- Tel: 0492 751 993; Fax: 0492 752 514