Lavender in the spotlight
Lavender belongs to Provence, seducing the sight and smell. Close to the village of Allemagne-en-Provence, the Valensole plateau offers vacationers between June and July a colourful spectacle, with lavender fields as far as the eye can see. As a souvenir, you can buy a sachet containing dried lavender, perfume or essential oil.
The Verdon Natural Park
In the Verdon Regional Nature Park you will find landscapes of great diversity: the Valensole plateau, famous for its lavender fields, the low gorges, with hills lined with kermes and holm oaks, the lakes and mountains, where pastoralism is still practiced, the lake of Sainte-Croix, the Artuby, the hills of the Haut-Var, the Gorges du Verdon… Nature is also a great playground for lovers of outdoor activities: walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking down the gorges, sports trails in the trees… You can also discover a cultural heritage which can be discovered during the visits: bread ovens, historical milestones, castles, wash houses, wells, chapels, churches, oratories… Agropastoralism is practiced in the Verdon. The village markets and grocery stores will invite you to discover the local flavors: honey, goat cheese, lamb, vegetables, fruit, olives, olive oil…
A remarkable rural heritage
The populations of the valleys of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence have shown, from generation to generation, perseverance and creativity to prosper on their land. Several museums welcome visitors interested in local heritage. for example, you can visit the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions in Reillanne, the Museum of Motorcycles and Military Fashion in Sainte-Tulle, the Mining Museum in Saint-Maime, the citadel of Sisteron, the Maison du Bois in Méolans-Revel.