From the Saint-Pancrace chapel, the town of Digne-les-Bains nestles in a preserved green setting surrounded by mountainous massifs, the Pre-Alps. Situated on the Napoleon road, at the confluence of the Bléone, Eaux-Chaudes and Mardaric valleys, this lively and flowery town flows through happy days in a mild environment where its curists, seduced by its beneficial waters, regain their health (wellness or medical cures). Famous for the cultivation of lavender in the nearby surroundings of the city, it celebrates it in August during the Corso de la lavande, a festival not to be missed. Situated at an altitude of 600 m, it is also at the heart of the largest geological reserve in Europe, the Unesco Geopark of Haute-Provence, where you can admire an ichthyosaurus fossil and the surprising ammonite slab. With a population of about 17,000 inhabitants, this tourist and spa town has more than 300 km of marked hiking and mountain bike trails, a via ferrata on the commune, a lake and a water complex. As early as antiquity, its hot springs attracted the Romans. Later Christianity established itself here, on the site of the present Notre-Dame-du-Bourg Cathedral, under which the archaeological crypt (900 m2) is now located. The Gassendi Museum, the Museum-Promenade, the House of the writer Alexandra David-Néel, are also places not to be missed. Without forgetting the art refuges of Andy Goldsworthy which combine, during a stroll, contemporary art and rural heritage on the Unesco Geopark, the Clues de Barles and their grandiose landscapes or the charming little train of the Pignes which allows to reach Nice every day with its narrow-gauge track and its crossing of steep passes.

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Digne-les-Bains, capitale de la lavande

From the Saint-Pancrace chapel, the city of Digne-les-Bains nestles in a preserved green setting, surrounded by mountainous massifs, the Pre-Alps, and is located on the Napoleon road. Located at the confluence of the valleys of the Bléone, Hot Waters and Mardaric, this lively and flowery city is enjoying happy days in a mild environment where its spa guests, seduced by its beneficial waters, are regaining their health. Renowned for the ...

Foire : la lavande est en fête à Digne-les-Bains.

The Lavender Fair is looking forward to seeing you in Digne-les-Bains for a 93rd edition rich in novelties. More than 200 exhibitors come to share their know-how and their love of the land and lavender at the farmers' market and in the gourmet alley, as well as in the new book alley, the well-being alley, and the French and Italian craftsmen's alley. Numerous musical and educational events are on the programme of this unmissable fair and ...

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