|Region: ProvencePACA Capital/Prefecture: Digne les Bains
Holiday Accommodation in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département: Hotels, B&Bs, self-catering
The Valensole plateau is the highlight of Haute-Provence’s Routes de la Lavande. starting near Digne-les-Bains. but the Gorges du Verdon is one of the most spectacular sights in Provence, which you reach by the breathtaking ‘corniche’ route around the rim of the gorge, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Twelve villages have obtained the label Villages et cités de caractère , Villages and cities of character, as they are all blessed with a remarkable architectural heritage and have a population of under 2 000: Annot, Castellane, olmars-les-Alpes, Cruis, Dauphin, Entrevaux, Lurs, Mane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Riez, Seyne-les-Alpes, Simiane-la-Rotonde.
Hiking in the Alpes de Haute-Provence means 6000 km of trails including major long distance routes and over 3500 km of short hiking trails.