Towns and villages

The clock tower in Barcelonnette ©T Verneuil

All our towns and villages have their own special charm. From little hilltop hamlets to préfecture or sous-préfecture towns, in the Alpes de Haute Provence there are no less than 200 municipalities.

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Villages et cités de caractère

Castellane ©T. Verneuil

Twelve of our villages are "Villages et cités de caractère" approved for their remarkable architectural heritage and have populations of less than 2,000 inhabitants

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Lurs

Village de Lurs

Lurs, high up on a balcony overlooking the Durance valley, the village appears in the middle of a wave of olive trees, from one of the five most beautiful olive groves in Provence.

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Dauphin

Dauphin ©Philippe Leroux

With its stone architecture against a backdrop of wood-covered hills, Dauphin is one of the most beautiful hilltop villages in Haute-Provence.

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Seyne-les-Alpes

Seyne-les-Alpes ©Mir

Seyne-les-Alpes has a vocation of agriculture and tourism. The breeding tradition, the proximity of the 3 winter sports resorts and the Lake of Serre-Ponçon, all contribute to the dynamism of this mountain village

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Cruis

Cruis

The village of Cruis, on the South slope of the Mountain de Lure at an altitude of 700 metres in the middle of lavender fields and garrigues.

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