Unspoiled quality of life
Pure air and record sunshine for a successful personal and professional life!
A rich historic and cultural heritage
The Alpes de Haute Provence department is a land filled with traditions, contrasting landscapes and villages packed with history. For many years, this region has inspired artists and writers (Jean Giono) and is now a territory open to Culture in its broadest meaning.
The Geology Reserve, the Museums of Quinson and Salagon and the Astronomy Observatory... all give added value to the ethnological and environmental heritage.
A host of leisure activities and an exceptional playground
With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, our territory also has a well-protected natural environment. This exceptional playground is ideal for a large number of sports and leisure activities - on land, on the water or in the air (hiking, climbing, white water sports, water sports, via ferrata, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, golf, riding, fishing … or … pétanque, etc.)
Protected natural sites
In Haute-Provence, the Luberon Natural Regional Park, (Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon),
In the Southern Alps, the Mercantour National Park, (Parc National du Mercantour),
« The Alpes de Haute Provence means taking pictures of almond blossom, wandering around the markets in summer, discovering the Gorges du Verdon by pedalo, riding your bike across the Valensole plateau on a July morning, taking your olives to the mill, observing the stars in Puimichel, eating a caillette and drinking a glass of red wine at the refuge de l’Estrop, breathing in the heady scent of sage in Castellard.»