Very extensive, Thorame-Haute extends on not less than 11,000 hectares. Built at the foot of the Chamatte peak at 2081 meters above sea level, the town is surrounded by three other mountain massifs. The territory is home to a remarkable natural area, totally preserved, rich in fauna and flora as wild as beautiful. The commune is crossed by two rivers, the Verdon and the Vaïre, and a multitude of streams meander on the side of mountain. Among the most important, the Riou and the riou of Ondres. The municipality consists of different hamlets including that of Thorame-Haute station. This stop is located on the line of the famous Pignes train linking Nice to Digne. Thorame-Haute is also home to three villages: La Colle-Saint-Michel, Ondres and Peyresq. The places have been inhabited since Prehistory. From the thirteenth century onwards, the territory was the property of seigniorial families which succeeded each other until 1789. It was at this time that Thorame-Haute separated from Thorame-Basse, forming two distinct communes. Today, the village is a summer and winter resort much appreciated by nature lovers.