Explore the alpes-de-haute-provence

TopicSites and museums
DepartureJAUSIERS (04)
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On a variety of landforms, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is a separate department. For six days you will discover its history, its heritage and nature.


Products of history

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To start this circuit tourist management products in the region before knowing the history of Sisteron

Products from Ubaye Jausiers

A Jausiers and thanks to the 48 artisans, farmers and producers, you will be able to discover their expertise with quality products: Chocolates, crunchy pies mountain wormwood, jams, cold meats and meat. But beware, the house is open all year to buy products. Meetings around local products only take place every Wednesday during the school holidays.

The Museum of the Citadel Sisteron

Continue to this day, we take you to Sisteron. You can start your journey to discover the city with the famous little train. You'll miss the museum and Earth time. So why not go in this time of unusual and rare objects that are used to understand the mechanisms of time. To know more city, you can also stop at the market. To wander and taste the local produce. Otherwise, another trip is offered to you. Stay in time from the museum tells the story of the citadel with iconographic presentation and a movie. Note that a room described the return of Napoleon's exile in contemporary documents.


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From Digne-les-Bains to La Palud-sur-Verdon

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You will be entitled to a walk in nature, for the second day.

The Museum Walk Geological Nature Reserve of Haute-Provence, Digne

Start the second day by visiting the Museum Walk Geological Nature Reserve of Haute-Provence. Ten aquariums tropical and Mediterranean rub shoulders with a superb collection of ammonites. You can also see dinosaurs alive. Well, almost.

The house of the Verdon gorges, La Palud-sur-Verdon

In a museum tour and a restored castle of the eighteenth century, you gradually descend to the bottom of the gorge of the Grand Canyon du Verdon. You will discover the geological history, human and natural gorges. The primary purpose of this visit is to make you aware of the nature.


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Hôtel des Gorges du Verdon

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08
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Auberge des Crêtes

  • La palud-sur-verdon
  • 04 92 75 88 64
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Château de Trigance Hôtel Restaurant

  • Trigance
  • 04 94 76 91 18
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Nouvel Hôtel du Commerce

  • Castellane
  • 04 92 83 61 00

From prehistory to history

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History from prehistory rub shoulders in the third day.

Museum of Prehistory of the Gorges du Verdon, Quinson

Start your day with one of the largest museums in Europe in its field. It traces a million years of human experience. You can read interpretive signs, watch videos or discover spectacular 3-dimensional reconstructions.

Museum Baptistery, Laugh

You can continue browsing this day the old center. You enter the cathedral, see the ramparts, fountains and wash houses. Then go to the Baptistery where within a lapidary museum which has archaeological pieces.


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Monastère de Ségriès

  • Moustiers-sainte-marie
  • 04 92 74 64 12
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Le Lavandin

  • Valensole
  • 04 92 74 85 18
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Domaine de Prefaissal

  • Mezel
  • 04 92 35 52 09
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Hôtel Club Domaine de Château-Laval

  • Greoux-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49

The child or children?

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A child of the country before returning to childhood. This is the program of the fourth day.

Centre Jean Giono, Manosque

Jean Giono's native son. This French writer of the twentieth century now has its center which includes various photos and documents, as well as a library, where you can see the famous manuscripts. The mansion also houses a library eighteenth to discover Giono, screenwriter and filmmaker. If you want the house where lived Jean Giono, it is not far from the center and is named the "Lou Paraïs."

The museum of miniatures, dolls and toys of the world, Gréoux les bains

Back to childhood, to the time when you play with dolls again. In the museum of miniatures, dolls and toys of the world, you will enter a world where realistic and wacky past, present and future come together before your eyes. Dolls and furnished house with lead soldiers, 148 scenes were performed on life.


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Hôtel Club Domaine de Château-Laval

  • Greoux-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49
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Le Lavandin

  • Valensole
  • 04 92 74 85 18
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Les Chênes d Or

  • Regusse
  • 04 94 68 85 52
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Les Chênes d Or

  • Regusse
  • 04 94 68 85 52

Plants with stars

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The museum Salagon, Mane

The history of man and plants. By visiting this museum, you will find collections made ethnobotanical objects, photographs and then oral inquiries. To date, the museum has 1,700 species of plants and a collection of over 15,000 ethnographic objects. You can also stroll through the gardens.

Castle Sauvan, Mane

Nicknamed the "Petit Trianon de Provence" Castle Sauvan has 4 hectares of French garden of the nineteenth century. You will see a staircase still marked impressions of horse hooves, a dining room with beautiful fireplace, a lounge chandelier venetian gems ...

The Observatoire de Haute-Provence, Saint-Michel-Observatoire

If you do not want to go to the castle Sauva, we suggest you go to Saint-Michel-Observatoire. After climbing 60 steps, you can visit the great dome and the iconic 193-cm telescope. The site has particular telescope has discovered the first exoplanet. Do not forget to buy your tickets at the tourist village before arriving on site. It should be noted that visits take place on Wednesday.

 

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Hôtel Club Domaine de Château-Laval

  • Greoux-les-bains
  • 04 91 00 96 49
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Le Lavandin

  • Valensole
  • 04 92 74 85 18
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La Colline des Ocres

  • Villars
  • 04 90 75 44 58
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Domaine des Chênes Blancs

  • Saint-saturnin-les-apt
  • 04 90 74 09 20

The art of relaxing

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To finish this tour, you will spend a day relaxing and made discoveries.

The garden of the Abbey Valsaintes, Simiane-la-Rotonde

Relaxation, wonder, serenity. This garden will give you a beautiful bouquet. You will walk among richest floral areas of a thousand spring bulbs, hundreds of varieties of roses associated with native flora or introduced. You go to the meeting of the butterfly house, those ladybugs, sheltered from the hedgehog, badger pass ... In this garden, there is also a Cistercian church of the seventeenth century.

Castle Simiane-la-Rotonde

By visiting the castle Simiane-la-Rotonde, you plunge into a thousand years of history. You will discover centuries of splendor and abandonment of the castle before its restoration today. The rotunda of the ceremonial room of the dungeon with its magnificent arch opening onto a helical occulus zenital will amaze you.

Conclusion

Of course we offer this circuit, but there are many others. We tried to make you discover the best the department, through its history, monuments and museums. Feel free to modify it or to give us your opinion.


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La Colline des Ocres

  • Villars
  • 04 90 75 44 58
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Hôtel Restaurant le Signoret

  • Sault
  • 04 90 64 11 44
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Domaine des Chênes Blancs

  • Saint-saturnin-les-apt
  • 04 90 74 09 20
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Hameau des Sources ***

  • Montbrun-les-bains
  • 04 75 28 87 33



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