The time route

Starting from Sisteron. In Aiglun take the scenic route of the Geological Reserve classified UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence.
The time route is an itinerary that invites you to travel back in time in different ways: mysterious and secret sites, splendid panoramas, typical landscapes all along it. It also reveals geological curiosities, strolls, and visits scattered on 60 km.


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Via the pass “Col de Fontbelle” 1304m altitude (closed in winter) it crosses the villages of St-Geniez, Authon before heading towards Thoard and Aiglun.
Along the Route:
- The narrow gorge of the “Written Stone” 10th century. A Roman stele along the road, worth to see curiosities
- The Vallée Sauvage, a Wildlife Park before the village of St-Geniez
- The chapel and the crypt of Dromon, 11th century, open from April to October: +33 (0) 6 72 34 81 36
- Land Art: 2 artworks by the Scottish artist Andy Goldworthy and the Forest Art Refuge (accomodation available, tel.: +33 (0)4 92 31 45 29), the Sentinel (cairn) of Authon
- The panorama of the Terres Noires at Authon and the Hyssop Pass
- The pass de Fontbelle and its forest conducive to hikes and family walks
- The old Aiglun and its Sainte-Marie-Madeleine church (orientation table) 16th - 20th century
- Several walks or strolls stroll along the route such as the site of La Baleine (the whale) at the Pierre Ecrite,(written Stone) of Dromon, le cave of St-Vincent...

Focus on... 
The Fontbelle pass and the biological richness of its forest

Beech and conifers, discovery trail, starting point for hikes to the Monges. A picnic area and a service area for bicycles available.


Starting point of the Route:

From Sisteron, take the D3 towards St-Geniez on the left bank of the Durance at the bridge of La Baume.

Did you know ?

The site of "La Baleine"(the whale). From the Pierre Ecrite (Written Stone), a geological curiosity to discover on the field: no whale (baleine means whale in French) but a lapiaz, a rock formation carved by erosion reminiscent of the shape of the animal. 2.5km - 90m

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