The Alps of Haute-Provence boast an impressive number of tourist sites. Once you leave the hotel, you’ll have so much to see and do! The legendary Route Napoléon passes through Castellane, Barrême, Digne-les-Bains, Malijai and Sisteron in Haute-Provence.
Nearby, you’ll find the Pénitents des Mées, rocky blocks over 100 m tall spread over 3 km that resemble a group of monks with pointed caps. There’s also Ganagobie Priory, a monastery founded in the 10th century that houses a community of Benedictine monks, as well as Salagon Priory and its remarkable gardens created following ethnobotany principles. You can also visit the Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir sanctuary in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, where the church has a Lombard Romanesque bell tower, one of the loveliest in all Provence.
Just 25 minutes from the hotel is Digne-les-Bains. Birthplace of the UNESCO Geopark initiative, you’ll be able to discover its past and geological history up to the creation of the thermal baths renowned the world over for the quality of its water. You’ll also be able to appreciate the ammonites slabs, plus visit such museums as the Musée Promenade and the Musée Gassendi, an interaction between art and science, the ancient and modern, and the indoors and outdoors. There’s also the Alexandra David-Néel Museum, the home of the eponymous explorer and the first European woman to reach the forbidden city of Lhassa in Tibet in 1924.