Route Napoléon en Haute Provence

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The Route Napoléon runs from Golfe Juan through Haute Provence to Grenoble.

The Napoleon Route in Haute Provence: From Sisteron to Castellane.

Enter luminous Provence, a land of scents and contrasting landscapes, via the medieval town of Sisteron, squeezed between its proud citadel and the Baume rock. Along the Durance, once a tumultuous river, discover an exceptional mountain-biking site, then Malijai, where the vivid memory of the Emperor’s visit is celebrated every even-numbered year in July with a parade of troops in Napoleonic costume.

Digne les Bains offers a range of wellness and preventive medical treatments, notably with lavender essential oils. Continue on to the Clues de Chabrières and Taulanne, a stunning mineral landscape, and don’t be surprised if you come across the famous train des Pignes.

Then pass through the villages of Barrême and Senez, where heritage and outdoor activities come together to ensure a rich and unique holiday. Finally, from the Col des Lecques, you can see Castellane, a picturesque village dominated by its rocky outcrop, gateway to the Gorges du Verdon, a paradise for white-water sports and hiking.

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