GUIDED GEOSTAY: UNESCO GEOPARC OF HAUTE PROVENCE
In the land of the memory of the Earth, 300 million years of history of the planet... Come and meet sites and landscapes that retrace the long history of the Earth and (re)discover its evolution through this rich heritage. geological.
3 days / 2 nights, full board in a small boutique hotel, classified 3 stars in Digne-les-Bains, valid from April to November, departures possible every day, from 4 to 12 people.
Day 1: Arrival in the afternoon, possible access to the Thermal Spa of Haute Provence in Digne-les-Bains, or at the end of the day (day of your choice) for accommodation in your hotel room. Dinner, overnight stay, breakfast and picnic to take away in the morning included.
Day 2: at 9 am departure from the hotel towards the Bès valley, near the Clue du Pérouré.
9:30 a.m.: Meeting with a mountain guide for the Vieil Esclangon hike (210 m drop). 11am visit of the Veil Esclangon art refuge then walk (20 more minutes) to Le Serre which dominates the village and offers an impressive panorama of the UNESCO Geopark then return by the same route.
13 p.m.: Picnic break at the Bès footbridge
14:30 p.m.: departure for the hike accompanied by the Blade of Facibelle, a monumental geological curiosity.
17 p.m.: end of the day, return to the hotel for the evening, dinner and overnight stay.
9 a.m.: departure from the hotel after breakfast and recovery of the picnic
9:30 a.m.: guided tour of the Promenade Museum, bring walking shoes to take a path, dotted with contemporary works of art, to the exhibition halls of the house of the ramparts. A geologist will introduce you to the marine biodiversity of yesterday and today and the ammonites and fossils of the Region, this remarkable natural heritage dating back 300 million years.
11:30 a.m.: guided tour of the ammonite slab, one of the emblematic sites of the UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence, a Jurassic seabed which concentrates more than 1500 fossils, commented outing.
12 noon transfer to the heights of Digne-les-Bains for the picnic, at Andran and geological reading of landscapes with a geologist.
14 p.m.: end of stay, 3-hour access possible to the Thermal Spa, at an additional cost.
Good to know:
Transport schedules to come to Digne-les-Bains:
Monday to Saturday except public holidays in Aix-en-Provence TGV station 10:20 a.m. – Worthy bus station 12:35 p.m.
Daily from Marseille St Charles 7:00 a.m. - Digne bus station 9:55 a.m.
Every day Grenoble bus station 6:30 a.m. - Digne bus station 9:50 a.m.
Daily Nice bus station 6 a.m. - Digne bus station 55 a.m.
Transport schedules to leave Digne-les-Bains:
Every day Digne bus station 13:35 p.m. - Aix TGV 15:50 p.m.
Every day Digne bus station 18:15 p.m. - Marseille St Charles 20:40 p.m.
Daily Digne bus station 17:35 p.m. - Grenoble bus station 20:45 p.m.
Every day except Saturday Digne bus station 17:50 p.m. - Nice bus station 20:50 p.m.
- Number of day(s): 3
- Number of night(s): 2
Labels & accessibility
- South Region / Cycling sector
- Haute Provence members
Adult: 300 €.
€ 300 per person.
This price includes
Full-board accommodation at Villa Gaia*** with 2 dinners (excluding drinks) and 2 breakfasts, lunches for the 2nd and 3rd days (picnic to take away), visits accompanied and commented by geologists, admission to the promenade museum in Digne-les-Bains.
This price does not include
Supplement for a single room: €15 / day (single bed) and €25 / day (double bed). The tourist tax. 3-hour access to the water park of the Thermal Spa for the afternoon of day 1 or day 3: +€16 / adult (closed on Tuesday) and €8 / child from 7 to 14 years old (access Wednesday and Sunday only) Transfers of people by shuttle to all Geopark sites (Day 2 and Day 3), prices on request.
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