The Lake of Serre-Ponçon

lac de Serre-Ponçon ©Teddy Verneuil

The Lake of Serre-Ponçon, in the middle of the mountains: Swimming, relaxation and water sports and the ideal place to take off on your own or on a maiden flight.

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The Citadel of Sisteron

Sisteron ©T. Verneuil

The Citadel of Sisteron. Perched on a rocky spur overlooking the valley and the narrow but compulsory passage between Provence and the Dauphiné since Roman times, I have always been a strategic point.

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The Col de la Bonette

Col de la Bonette sur la Route des Grandes Alpes ©T. Verneuil

When you take the Col de la Bonnette from Jausiers, be prepared for a 1,500 metre climb on the heels of the Tour de France cyclists!

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The Vélodrome d’Esclangon UNESCO Géoparc

Vélodrome d'Esclangon Géoparc de Haute-Provence ©M. Boutin

From the Vélodrome d'Esclangon you have a beautiful view of the geological adventure of the UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence and the Natural Geology Reserve of Haute-Provence in the Bès valley. A geological particularity in the Bès valley which resembles a stadium containing a banked cycle-racing track.

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Route Napoléon

Digne-les-Bains ©M. Boutin

The Route Napoléon starts in Golfe Juan to Grenoble via the Col Bayard.The 325 kilometre-long road goes through the Alpes de Haute Provence.

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Lavander field ©M. Boutin

Haute-Provence has a quality lavender crop. « True lavender » also known as « fine lavender » which used to grow wild, is now harvested and has had its AOC: « Essential oil of lavender of Haute-Provence » since 1981.

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