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Top Choice Museum in Digne-les-Bains

Musée Promenade

Situated 2km north of Digne-les-Bains in St-Bénoît, en route to Barle, this museum and outdoor park features four trails that explore the region's geology and natural history. Highlights include a sculpture park, a …
Nature Reserve in Digne-les-Bains

Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence

It's hard to believe, but millions of years ago the Alps sat at the bottom of a vast temperate sea, leaving behind millions of fossils pressed into the rock – including ammonites, trilobites and even the footprints …
Museum in Digne-les-Bains

Musée de la Lavande

Opened in 2015, this new museum in Digne explores Provence's lavender-growing culture through a mix of multimedia displays, explanatory panels, archive materials and vintage equipment. There's some interesting testi…
Sculpture in Digne-les-Bains

Refuge d'Art

In the mountains around Digne, British contemporary artist Andy Goldsworthy has created a series of outdoor sculptures along a 150km hiking circuit through awe-inspiring alpine landscapes. Called the Refuge d'Art, t…
French in Digne-les-Bains

L'Olivier

Classic French food, friendly service and a pleasant parasol-shaded street terrace make this one of Digne's better dining options. Expect dishes such as thyme-infused lamb and confit duck leg – and if in doubt, just…
Mediterranean in Digne-les-Bains

Le 28

Tapas plates and a super selection of wines by the glass are on offer at this backstreet bar. You can buy olive oils, wines, pickled peppers and other goodies to take home, too.
Museum in Digne-les-Bains

Musée Gassendi

A rather oddball mix of exhibits are on show at Digne's main museum – from 19th-century Provençal paintings and natural history exhibits to contemporary art by the British artist Andy Goldsworthy. The most interesti…
French in Digne-les-Bains

Le Chaudron

Beamed, small and snug, this unassuming restaurant in the old part of Digne makes a decent stop for Provençal staples and flame-grilled meats.
Museum in Digne-les-Bains

Fondation Alexandra David-Néel

Paris-born writer and philosopher Alexandra David-Néel (1868–1969) – among France's great historical figures – was the first woman to enter (incognito)into Tibet's temples. Later she settled in Digne. This museum pa…