Museum of Prehistory of the Gorges du Verdon in Quinson

The sites and museums in the Alpes de Haute-Provence offer a very recreational approach to the history of the Earth, the Universe, the stars and the time of Man, from Prehistoric times to nowadays.

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Star-gazing in the Astronomy Centre Saint Michel l’Observatoire

We have exceptional star-gazing possibilities in the department: 300 days of sunshine per year, un unequalled luminous air and almost no parasite urban light.

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Tourist roads


The tourist roads or itineraries of the Alpes de Haute Provence take you along a variety of circuits to discover our culture and our landscapes!

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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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Santons Gréoux-les-Bains Crafts

In many of our villages you will discover art in creators' fine arts workshops. Crafts, creators, artists and artisans steeped in the traditions of Provence

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Parks and gardens

Abbaye de Valsainte Simiane-la-Rotonde © Mir

The gardens of the Alpes de Haute Provence are a scent museum and they offer an infinite variety of plants.

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