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.
To be approved, the municipalities must make continuous efforts in the following fields:
- Reception: restaurants serving local specialities, accommodation, tourist information bureau;
- Entertainment and leisure activities: craft productions, cultural shows, exhibition venues, guided tours, etc.;
- Environment: upgrading of public areas, reduction of the number of advertising panels, restoration of facades, among others.
Our Villages et cités de caractère:
A “Villages et cités de caractère” route links these villages and offers superb viewpoints of the most impressive landscapes of the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Along this route with its variety of landscapes, you will be driving through the big fields of lavender on your way to the peaks of the Alps.