Towns & villages in the Alps de Haute Provence

Camping Prads Haute-Bléone
Provence villagePrads Haute-BléoneVière Churchtower

In the Valley of Haute-Bléone

The different villages and hamlets scattered all over the municipality have kept their charm and authenticity. Everyone of them is situated in a particular setting giving it a unique atmosphere…



Very special, this village has been entirely restored in the respect of local and traditional architecture. Magnificent view on surroundings. Possibility to join the village of Blégiers on foot (30 min).

Distance on foot: about 2 hours from the exit of the village of Prads - By car: 15 - 20 min on a passable track.


Typical Southern Alps village in a picturesque place surrounded by beautiful mountain massifs. Starting point for the Tour de Carton and for a visit of the ancien site of the Abbey of Faillefeu.

Distance on foot: about 1.25 hour from the exit of the village of Prads - By car: 15 - 20 min on a passable track.

Saumelonge and Vière

Chapelle De Viere

The most off-centered village on foot of the big massif of the 3 bishop's palaces which gives the strongest sensation of being in a new world…

This is the starting point for a hike of deserted villages, le Tour de la Julie, the visit of hamlet Vière with its restored chapel and to visit the contempory works of art of Richard Nonas.

Distance on foot: about 2 hours from Les Eaux Chaudes - By car from the village of Prads: 30 min tarred road than on a passable track for 7 km.

The « tracks » in the valley are well kept and allow to reach villages and summer pastures by car.

Outside of the Valley of Haute-Bléone

Visit of Moustiers Ste Marie, perched village in the entrance of the Gorges du Verdon

Moustiers Sainte Marie

Our very favorite!

After having crossed the magnificent lavender fields of the Valensole plateau (blooming from the middle of June until the beginning of July), walk across the charming small streets and go up to the perched sanctuary above the village.

This visit can be finished by a relaxed bathing in the Ste Croix lake.

For more information, visit the internet site (about 1.15 by car by way of Valensole).


Cité Vauban, this city is the connection the Nothern and the Southern Alps. The citadel and its mule museum are worth a visit.

Starting point of numerous hikes, one can also join the Serre Ponçon lake to practice water activities or to enjoy the view: (about 1 hour by car).


Digne Les Bains

Spa town and prefecture of Alps of Haute Provence, it offers numerous possibilities to its visitors to enjoy local richness. Hereby some of the main centers of interest of the town :

  • Local products
  • Fairs and diverse entertainment around the country
  • Water stretch for bathing
  • Geologic reserve
  • Alexandra David-Néel Foundation…

For more information, please visit (about 35 min by car).