Move, observe, breathe... Highlands of Provence®
Between Provence and Alps, this terroir is known for animal rearing, grain crops and fruit production, the spectacular countryside is shared only with hikers, climbers, gliders and pilgrims on the Saint James way.
In this prealps region, made of valleys and mountains (Pic des Monges, 2115 m) in an unspoiled natural environment, the protection of exceptional flora and fauna greatly testifies to the magic of the place.
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Finally, the built heritage contains some treasures including the church of Notre-Dame de Bethlehem in Bayons (13th century), the castle of Sigoyer-Malpoil and its interactive virtual terminal reconstruction over the centuries, the charming Romanesque church in the perched village of Valavoire, the five-piece stone fountain of Gigors or the magnificent altarpiece of the church of Nibles. For all these reasons, the Hautes Terres de Provence® (Highlands of Provence) belong to Haute-Provence UNESCO Global Geopark and part of this space is a listed Natura 2000 area.
The Rocks-That-Talk tour (Route des Rochers-qui-Parlent)
A unique opportunity to listen to speaking rocks! In unlikely places that are only found in the Highlands of Provence, they will tell you tales about Provence and the whole world. Get a passport to discover them, in our Tourist Offices.
Every year for the past 15 years during the summer, the program "Vivre Culture" offers plays and concerts in our small villages that enliven the evenings. Finally, let's not forget that we are in the lands of the Rocks-that-talk: they tell you about the medieval history of our country or tales from around the world.
Saffron, lavender essential oil, sea buckthorn and organic vegetable production, cheeses and meats, honey... these are all local produce to make your mouth water. You are invited to an unforgettable experience, immerse yourself in unspoiled nature, what are you waiting for!?
Did you know ?
Les Hautes Terres de Provence® (Highlands of Provence) offer breathtaking panoramas! At the tourist offices get the leaflet that shows you the location of the 7 orientation tables and the 5 posts with sight tubes. They will allow you to identify the main legendary peaks of the Dévoluy, Écrins, Briançonnais and Mercantour massifs. Some of them are accessible by car and others by foot; each of these sites is a gateway to another world!