Villages and cities of character
Twelve of our villages have obtained the label « Villages et cités de caractère », Villages and cities of character, as they are all blessed with a remarkable architectural heritage and have a population of under 2 000.
To be approved « Villages and cities of character », the villages must make constant efforts regarding:
– Reception: restaurants with local specialities, accommodation, tourist information bureaus;
– Event and leisure activities: crafts, cultural shows, exhibition areas, guided tours, etc.
– Environment: enhancement of public areas, reduction of the number of advertising hoardings, restoration of facades among other things.
List of the Villages and cities of character
A Villages and cities of character road
A Villages and cities of character « Villages et cités de caractère » road links these villages with superb views of the most remarkable landscapes in the Alpes de Haute-Provence.