Local products

produits du terroir

Honey, olives, truffles, Banon cheese, Sisteron lamb, fruit juice from Entrevaux, cured meat from the Ubaye, these original and quality products from the region which contribute to the image of the good life in the Alpes de Haute-Provence.

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Aromatic plants

herbes aromatiques

Over the years, other plants have been cultivated besides lavender and are a patchwork of colour in the Haute-Provence landscape: clary sage, mint, tarragon, hyssop, thyme, etc.

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honey: hives near a lavender field Valensole

Good environment for honey : with all the advantages of the Alpes de Haute Provence generous sun, a multitude of flowers filled with a scented nectar, the hills and plateaus of the department are a special natural area for bees and beekeepers.

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Olive oil

Olive oil from Haute-Provence (AOC)

In Haute Provence, the life of the olive tree is adapted to the Mediterranean climate, hot and dry, and it grows between 400 and 600 metres. This is the Northern limit of the olive tree growing area and it gives it an exceptional flavour and fruitiness.

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AOC Pierrevert Wine

Vignes de Pierrevert ©M. Boutin

Awarded the AOC in 1998 (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée), the Pierrevert vineyard is one of the highest in France with an average altitude of 450 metres.

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Alpes de Haute Durance apples

Haute Durance apples (IGP) and other Haute Provence fruit

Fruit-production dates back several centuries in the Alpes du Sud. For the fruit sector, apples and pears produced in the Alpes de Haute Durance area are of a recognized quality which differentiates them from other regions with « Pommes et Poires des Alpes. »

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