10 km from Veynes (chief town of the district) at the foot of Lake Peyssier in an area arboreal many and varied attractions, Le Saix village character awards at competitions for the flowering of France, is visited for its houses flowering stone, its part of the valley floor, and is known for its atmosphere and entertainment.
Location: With its grand geological formation, the site opens from the throats of Gouravour on the cliffs of Fai, rising by the torrent of waterfalls and basins Maraize to reach the plateau and Lake Peyssier.
Climate, strong Mediterranean influence in the Alps medium altitude (800 - 1800 m) very rugged, promotes the development of flora and fauna of great diversity through the existing number of different habitats.
Configuration steep and the access to the site has helped its preservation.
The General Council of Hautes-Alpes area classified "Sensitive Natural Area" in 1987.
The inventory ZNIEFF reveals the presence of plant species quality.
A study has revealed the existence of "the blessed fruit" which is the only French resort on this website, and rich fauna.
Its designation as SACs Natura 2000 network must be examined shortly.
The common Saix is included in the scope of the Regional Park Baronnies.
The town is inhabited for 4000 years before Christ, and many prehistoric sites exist on its territory. There was a villa built near the current cemetery, the Gallo-Roman period.
In the Middle Ages, a castle was built on the Citadel is an important stronghold of the Barony of Val d'Oze. In 1424 the lord of Saix John Gruel was killed at the Battle of Verneuil against the English.
At the time of the Wars of Religion, the lord of Saix is military governor of the place of Gap, and leader of the Catholic in 1573 that earned him being beaten by Montbrun Lesdiguieres, destroying his castle Saix, then the Abbey Clausonne above the mountain.
The village is built at that time under the ruins of the old castle. It will still be looted during the war of Savoy in 1692.
Le Saix hosted the "maquis", resistant during the last World War, especially in the former village of Clausonne. François Mitterrand there come several times to meet them. A "raid" in January 1944 deportation will send a son of the village, who will not turn ...