The villages offer you a real return to your roots. This is the case of Barles, a picturesque village in the heart of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Nestled in the heart of luminous landscapes, this authentic village of Haute-Provence unfolds the picturesque charm of its old houses. By taking the secondary roads leading to the village of Barles, you will enjoy a completely different pace, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
In Barles, several outdoor activities will allow you to live privileged moments. The village is the starting point of many hiking trails, with itineraries suitable for both children and experienced walkers. During your stay in Haute-Provence, you can also try out other activities: horse riding, golf, tree climbing, rock climbing, paragliding...
In Barles, as everywhere in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the local gastronomic tradition is a tourist attraction in its own right.
You can visit local producers directly. You can also discover the local cuisine by going to the markets offered in the region.
The region's heritage offers the promise of beautiful discoveries. Here, a recently restored wash house. Here, the ruins of an old castle where a lord used to live.
You can contact the Barles Tourist Office to discover monuments to visit nearby.
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Geological nature reserve of Haute-Provence
The Reserve ensures the protection of geological sites unique in the world, sheltering a surprising concentration of ancient fossils: ammonites, ichthyosaurs, sirenians (marine mammals now extinct) ... A museum located in Digne-les-Bains invites you to discover the fascinating geological past of the region.
Rural heritage in the spotlight
The people of the villages of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence have shown, from generation to generation, courage and ingenuity in promoting their land. Several museums welcome curious tourists, eager to learn more about the local heritage. During your visits, discover the house of Jean Giono in Manosque, the lapidary museum in Riez, the Mine Museum in Saint-Maime, the museum of Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, the Vauban Forts House of Haut Verdon in Colmars...