Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Vacation Packages
From here it’s about 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southeast to Cannes and 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the southeast to Nice.
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is rich in historical religious buildings, so don’t miss the chance to admire the numerous sites. The Digne Cathedral and the Notre Dame du Roc are two of the most visited of these. The Sisteron Cathedral and the Riez Temple of Apollo are two other picturesque places of worship here.
Study the displays, browse the exhibits and let the kids try the interactive models in some of the local museums such as the Jean Giono Center or the Musee Alexandra David-Neel. Of the many interesting collections in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area these two are among the most highly praised.
Escape the city by visiting the area’s protected parks, such as Les Vannades or Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Haute-Provence. The parks are great places to go birdwatching, before having a snack in the preserves’ pristine environs.
One of the most fascinating remnants of a time gone by in the area is the Historic Moustiers Sainte Marie. This place gives tourists the chance to learn about an important chapter in history. Wander around the site, try to imagine what it was like in times gone by and learn about the events that shaped local history.
The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence’s regions wonderfully preserved watchtowers and fortifications are a fascinating and sometimes sobering window into the area’s more turbulent times. The Sisteron Citadel played an important role in keeping out enemy armies over the years, but today is a peaceful and welcoming attraction for travelers from all over the world.