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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, the capital of Lavender, listed tourist spa, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, is located 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the Geopark of Haute Provence.

The surroundings are starting points for many hikes through unique landscapes. Many activities are offered every week.

Things to see and do

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

The Gassendi Museum presents encyclopaedic collections in the field of art, local history and physical and natural sciences. The particularity of Digne consists of jewels fashioned from fossils in the form of a pentacle "the Stars of Saint Vincent".

Site Geopark Haute Provence, the Museum-Promenade is located in a large shady park north of the city, overlooking the river Bléone. Nearby, the Dalle aux 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 with a singular path!

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

Very nice Provencal market on Wednesdays and Saturdays morning.

Lavender Corso every 1st Sunday of August since 1949. The festivities last from the Friday before the corso until Tuesday.

73rd Corso of Lavender
98th Fair of Lavender

Detailed information

Corso of Lavender
Five days of popular celebrations dedicated to lavenderFrom 2 to 6 august 2019

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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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