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Banon Holiday Homes

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Banon, France your home away from home. Banon, France

The small town of Banon is a popular choice of holiday destination for those wishing to explore the countryside and natural delights of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France, and is a particularly favourite with artists and photographers searching for inspiration. It is cheese, however, that is Banon’s biggest claim to fame, and even if the fromage is not to your taste, you are sure to enjoy the glass of local wine that is advised to help wash it down!

Things to do in Banon, France

The cobbled streets of Banon town centre are great for a wander at any time of the year, and visitors will find plenty to keep them amused and occupied as they explore. Banon is famous for its goat’s cheese – known as fromage de Banon, and you can sample this thousand year-old offering at any one of a number of groceries and speciality shops around the centre, as well as at the Tuesday morning market. The cheese is soft, white and pungent, and should be accompanied by a glass of local red wine and some fresh bread. The real cheese lovers should visit Banon during May, the month of the annual Cheese fete.

Banon is a fortified medieval site, and once the eating and drinking has been done you may wish to explore the remains of the 15th century village walls and the many 16th century houses around the village.

The countryside that surrounds Banon is often the main reason that visitors stay in the town, and is a starting place for many walks and hikes. Lavender fields and wheat fields are prominent features of the local landscape and the rolling hills provide many great vantage points to enjoy views and take photographs from.

Places to visit on holiday in Banon, France

When staying in self-catering accommodation in Banon you may wish to venture outside of the village and see what else the Sisteron area has to offer. Montsalier (5km) and Simiane la Rotonde (11km) are two of the closest villages, and a full day is recommended to make the most of the historical and natural attractions that the pair has to offer. Sisteron (49km) itself can also be reached in under an hour by car.

Weather in Banon, France

Banon is blessed with warm and sunny weather from around the start of May to the end of October. The hottest temperatures can reach over 30°C, with 27°C being the daily average for this period. This time of year is also relatively dry, though the months at the very start of the year are commonly the driest of all and receive very little in the well of rainfall.

Travel to Banon, France

At 60 km away Avignon-Caumont (AVN) is the closest airport to Banon, but does not receive a great number of direct flights from the UK, especially outside of peak season. An alternative is to book a flight to Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), which has a wider variety of flights to choose from, though does take your journey to and from Banon up to 100km.

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                                                                                                      We had a lovely time on our stay at the end of September. The house is very child friendly which suited us well, although toddlers would need to be watched as there is no physical barrier to the pool (which was great). Position and views are fab.
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