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Digne-les-Bains

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

Digne-les-Bains - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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As the administrative centre of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département, a stopping place on the Napoleon Road (Route Napoléon), a spa and health resort and the lavender capital, the town of Digne-les-Bains has plenty to interest visitors! The historic centre, dominated by Saint-Jérôme cathedral, features picturesque pedestrian streets and Saint-Charles hill. It is also home to the must-see Gassendi museum devoted to local history, art and science. Housed in a 16th-century former hospice, it contains collections of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century painting, as well as contemporary artworks, stuffed animals and physics and optical instruments.

Also worth visiting is the Cordeliers botanical garden in the grounds of the old Cordeliers convent. This medieval garden, where herbs, heritage vegetables and fruit trees grow, is a lovely place for a stroll.

Specialising in the treatment of respiratory and rheumatic problems, the Thermes de Digne-les-Bains thermal baths north of the town offer spa cures as well as fitness breaks and well-being treatments. Definitely one for relaxation fans!

Digne-les-Bains also organises the Corso de la Lavande every August, a five-day lavender festival featuring parades of flower-covered floats, a producers' market, shows, concerts, dances and fireworks.

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Digne-les-Bains

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.

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!

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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

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Cathédrale Saint -Jérôme downtown
Cathédrale Saint -Jérôme downtown
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Digne-les-Bains
Digne-les-Bains
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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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