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

Small town charm of Provence, Aubenas-les-Alpes is located in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Member of the Luberon Regional Park, it is located near Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire.

These places smelling lavender, have attracted a large number of visitors over the decades. Frequented since the Middle Palaeolithic site of Aubenas-les-Alpes has developed in the twentieth century an important industry of lavender, including the creation of a distillery.

Among the flowers with soft purple, tourists are discovering a typical Provencal ancient architecture and a history of great wealth. Is enveloped by the softness of living room and take walks in the sunny medieval streets to enjoy the charm of the whole.

Geographical information

Latitude43.9307870 (N 43° 55’ 51”)
Longitude5.6812160 (E 5° 40’ 52”)
AltitudeFrom 480m to 780m
Surface area7.93 km²
Population104 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (40 mi, 1h07)
Insee code04012
IntercommunalityCC Haute-Provence-Pays de Banon
TerritoryAlps, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire4 mi (10 min)
Vachères4.3 mi (13 min)
Revest-des-Brousses4.9 mi (12 min)
Sainte-Croix-à-Lauze7.1 mi (17 min)
Reillanne7.7 mi (19 min)
Dauphin8.1 mi (20 min)
Mane8.6 mi (18 min)
Oppedette8.8 mi (27 min)
Saint-Maime9.6 mi (25 min)
Saint-Martin-les-Eaux9.9 mi (27 min)
Villemus10.1 mi (24 min)
Forcalquier10.6 mi (23 min)
Banon10.8 mi (23 min)
Ongles11.2 mi (26 min)

Things to see and do

Despite its modest size, the small village of Aubenas-les-Alpes is not less rich and exciting attractions. In the middle of the lavender fields stand a large number of ancient monuments that bear witness to the glorious past of the town.

We can admire the castle of the city of feudal basis, which was modified between the sixteenth and seventeenth century. If it is not open, it can be admired from the outside, and it is worth a look.

The village hall is located in the former rectory of Aubenas-les-Alpes and reveals a beautiful fireplace plasterwork of the eighteenth century.

Last vestige of the medieval village, the church of the Assumption of the Virgin is partly Romanesque. Rebuilt in some places in the seventeenth century, it still has a bell gable dating from the Middle Ages. Inside, murals of the early eighteenth century were being honored.

Throughout the territory of the town, one can still find some of the nineteenth century remains of mills, or dovecote tower-shaped.

Some Renaissance houses eventually bring charm to the whole of this Provencal village.

Various marked hiking trails run through the town and its surroundings, to discover the local fauna and flora.


Sunday 5 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 32°C
Monday 6 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 32°C
Tuesday 7 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 29°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tandem paraglider flight around Banon
Sports sensations75 € Banon (7.8 mi)
Hired electric bikes delivered to your door
Sports sensations12 € to 150 € Sigonce (9.2 mi)
The House of Candied Fruit
Local flavoursFreeApt (16.2 mi)
Visit a saffron and red fruit farm
Local flavoursFreeNoyers-sur-Jabron (17.3 mi)
Visit a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (18.2 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The huts of Mane
HikeEasy2h15Mane (4 mi)
Colorado of Provence
HikeEasy1h00Rustrel (9.8 mi)
Summit and Ridges of Lure via Notre-Dame
HikeAthletic7h00Cruis (11.9 mi)
Around Gréoux-les-Bains Electric Bike
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Gréoux-les-Bains (15.6 mi)
Tour of the old village
HikeEasy2h00Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat (17.4 mi)


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