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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Digne-les-Bains - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Digne-les-Bains, lavender capital, classified resort of tourism, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, is 600 m above sea level in the heart of Haute Provence Geopark.

The surrounding villages are the starting point for many hikes through unique landscapes.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.0921930 (N 44° 5’ 32”)
Longitude6.2359760 (E 6° 14’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 524m to 1731m
Surface area117.07 km²
Population17735 inhabitants
Density151 inhabitants/km²
Insee code04070
IntercommunalityCC Asse-Bléone-Verdon

Nearest cities & towns

Marcoux6.8 km (9 min)
Champtercier9.5 km (14 min)
Entrages10.1 km (18 min)
La Robine-sur-Galabre10.9 km (17 min)
Châteauredon11.7 km (13 min)
Le Brusquet11.9 km (15 min)
Le Chaffaut-Saint-Jurson11.9 km (14 min)
Mallemoisson12.2 km (15 min)
Aiglun12.3 km (17 min)
Draix13.8 km (21 min)
Archail14.4 km (24 min)
Mézel14.7 km (17 min)
La Javie15.4 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Digne-les-Bains has the distinction of having two cathedrals (St. Jerome and Our Lady of the Bourg). The archaeological crypt Notre Dame du Bourg reveals the origins of the city, from the first century.

The Gassendi museum presents encyclopedic collections in the field of art, local history and natural sciences.

Site Geopark Haute Provence, Promenade-Museum is located in a large shady park. Nearby, the slab with ammonites is a unique place, not to be missed.

Alexandra David-Néel was the first European woman to enter the forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924. Visit the writer's house of this woman in the singular course!

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Corso lavender every 1st Sunday of August since 1949. Festivities last Friday before the parade until Tuesday.

Detailed information

Corso of Lavender
Five days of popular celebrations dedicated to lavenderAugust 2017


Cathédrale Saint -Jérôme downtown
Cathédrale Saint -Jérôme downtown
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Digne-les-Bains Baths
Digne-les-Bains Baths
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Digne-les-Bains Botanical Garden
Digne-les-Bains Botanical Garden
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Archeological Crypt Digne-les-Bains
Archeological Crypt Digne-les-Bains
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Digne-les-Bains Provencal Market
Digne-les-Bains Provencal Market
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Digne-les-Bains Golf
Digne-les-Bains Golf
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Map of water Ferréols
Map of water Ferréols
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Geological Reserve of Haute Provence Promenade Museum
Geological Reserve of Haute Provence Promenade Museum
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Family multi-activity break in the mountains
Nature and the great outdoors655 € Prads-Haute-Bléone (22 km)
Stand-up Paddle on Lake Castillon
Sports sensations10 € Saint-André-les-Alpes (26 km)
Hired electric bikes delivered to your door
Sports sensations10 € to 140 € Sigonce (33 km)
Airboat kayaking in the Grand Canyon of Verdon
Sports sensations50 € to 65 € Castellane (34 km)
Rafting on the Verdon
Sports sensations33 € to 65 € Castellane (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bells of Barles
HikeIntermediate4h30La Robine-sur-Galabre (8.8 km)
Olive tree path
HikeEasy1h30Estoublon (17.4 km)
Tour of Volonne Lake
HikeEasy2h15Volonne (17.9 km)
Tour of the old village
HikeEasy2h00Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat (23 km)
Summit and Ridges of Lure via Notre-Dame
HikeAthletic7h00Cruis (32 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals