The lavender fields of summer Provence
Lavender is part of Provence, with its unique fragrance and colour. Near Oraison, the Valensole plateau is a postcard picture, with its lavender fields scrolling to the horizon. You will enjoy the show in June and July, when the lavender sprigs bloom.
The Provence so dear to Jean Giono
Jean Giono is, along with Marcel Pagnol, the author who has contributed the most to the influence of Provence. In particular, he wrote Le Hussard sur le toit (The Hussar on the Roof), whose plot is nestled in a Provence that is the victim of a cholera epidemic. Regain, a work that illustrates the author’s à la Provence, tells the story of the rebirth of a village affected by the rural exodus. Visit the authentic Provence of Giono, with its luminous landscapes and authentic villages.
Rural heritage in the spotlight
in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence , men have forged an identity. They have cultivated the land, sometimes digging it out. They have developed know-how, they have invented a culture. Different museums will offer you original cultural activities. In particular, you can visit the Copper Museum in Thoard, the house of the Bois de Méolans-Revel, the Museum of Ancient Toys in Gréoux-les-Bains, the Alexandra David-Néel Museum in Digne-les-Bains, the Ecomuseum of the Sisteron Country in Sisteron, the Powder Magazine Museum in Entrevaux…