Places to visit

PLACES TO VISIT About 30 minutes’ drive • Espinasses /Rousset – Apiland, the wonderful world of bees: live hives, honey,sponcon guided tours, gifts • Espinasses /Rousset – Lake Serre-Ponçon, Museoscope explains the workings of the hydro-electric dam, Panorama for stunning views of the lake, sale of minerals and fossils, gifts, snacks, Plage du Bois Vieux for open air swimming, fishing, boating, snacks. • Rochebrune, Les 3 Lacs, open air swimming, fishing, picnics, campsite • Remollon – Demoiselles Coiffées, rare geological formation of towering columns capped with sisteron (2)giant boulders, walks, viewpoint • Saint Geniez – Parc animalier, a centre for local wild animals and birds, with activities for children • Sisteron – Citadel, Nuits de la Citadelle International festival of music and dance,Terre-Temps museum of time and space, Cathedral • Tallard – Mediaeval castle, son et lumiere; Aéropôle flying club, gliding, helicopter rides, parachuting championships About one hour’s drive • Crots – Boscodon Abbey • Digne-les- Bains – Haute-Provence Geological Reserve, Jardins auxexpo_lavande-salagon Papillons butterfly garden, Alexandra David-Neel’s house, spa • Ganagobie – mediaeval Priory, restored and in active use • Gap – Charance Conservatoire botanical gardens and indoor display • Méouge Gorge Very pretty gorge with picnic and bathing places • Le Laus – Notre Dame du Laus, chapel, pilgrimage and religious retreat • Le Sauze du Lac – La Montagne aux marmottes, centre for wild animals, displays with birds of prey, activities for children • Salagon, Mane – Conservatoire ethnologique de Haute-Provence, local history, botanical gardens, events, concerts About two hours’ drive • Aspres sur Buëch – astronomy in the hamlet of Chevaletgorges091 • Gréoux les Bains – Spa • Quinson – Musée de la Préhistoire, museum of pre-history designed by Norman Foster, activities for children • Forcalquier – Cathedral, Rencontres Musicales chamber music festival, famous Monday market • Saint-Michel l’Observatoire – astronomy activities • Verdon Gorge – Canyon, rock climbing, village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Lake Sainte-Croix GET UP HIGH FOR A FABULOUS VIEW! Accessible by car (a little walking involved)09-col-de-clapouse 1 – Approach Turriers from Bayons via the “Tourniquets” hairpin bends (Monte Carlo Rally route) 2 – Turriers orientation table at the top of the village: Superb views of the High Alps and nearer peaks and valleys 3 – Venterol orientation table: view down to the Durance valley 4 – Reynier: view over the Beaudinard valley 5 – Valavoire: view over the Sasse valley and Melve plateau 6 – Piegut: view of the dam and Lake Serre-Ponçonlac des Monges 7 – Sigoyer orientation table Access on foot only 1 – Pic des Monges, altitude 2215 m (4hrs hike from Esparron), 2 – Croix Saint-Jean, altitude 1886 m (2½ hrs hike from Valavoire),  

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