Haute-Provence is a land of flavors, of values ​​linked to the terroir which we find in its gastronomy, its folklore and its character. A true art of living! The markets give rhythm to local life, an ideal place to discover the personality of the region. Of the local enthusiasts will tell you about honey, olive oil, cheese from https://www.dignelesbains-tourisme.com/bouger-sortir-rencontrer/terroir-de-haute-provence/chèvre and even saffron. A whole explosion of colors, flavors and scents under a sun that shines, they say here, 300 days a year.

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The market while tasting!

From one stall to another, Haute-Provence is revealed. Scents and flavors await you…

Passing through Provence

Stroll in the market

Great Provencal market, is held on the main square of Digne-les-Bains on Wednesday morning and takes up residence on Boulevard Gassendi, lined with century-old plane trees, on Saturday morning. Every Sunday of the year second largest market of the department is located on Place Pechiney in Saint-Auban. And in the many surrounding villages, the stalls compete with products from local and diversified agriculture like the Aiglun organic market Tuesday afternoon or that of Chateau-Arnoux Thursday afternoon all year round.

Lavender scent

In the land of lavender, you will of course find the essence of lavender with multiple and magical virtues (healing, calming, sanitizing, etc.). You will also find all the variations of the blue flower: soaps, creams, honeys with a delicate taste, biscuits and syrups that you absolutely must try! Gourmet restaurants will surprise you in the use their chefs make of them. Whether in the form of sorbet or sauce to accompany local lamb.
The producers open their doors to you, discover lavender from a new angle: taste it! For the less daring, Les Ruchers de La Bastide Blanche in Estoublon will delight you with their delicious lavender honey.
Direction La Boîte à Biscuits in Digne les Bains for a new challenge: lavender shortbread. And for a surprising freshness, a lavender ice cream with Frozen Follies !

The Haute-Provence olive tree

Unmissable in Haute-Provence: olive Tree. Here, the tree makes it possible to produce a tasty oil, inseparable from local cuisine. Les Mées is the largest olive-growing commune in the Alpes de Haute-Provence with nearly 80 olive trees around the village. The mills will welcome you for an exceptional tasting with its oils AOP Haute-Provence et AOC of Provence, appreciated around the world.

Find here, in version English ou French, all the paths that lead to the discovery of the green gold of Haute Provence.

A 4 km course entitled “ The Path of the Olive Tree » allows you to discover multi-centenary olive trees. Several oil mills can be visited all year round. You will be surprised to discover all the varieties of olives seasoned with garlic, chili pepper and other condiments. The production of olive oil will no longer have any secrets for you after a visit to the Vieux Moulin in Estoublon, as well as in Moulin des Penitents at the Mées. In these places, the old method of extracting olive oil (with these millstones and presses) as well as current processes will be explained to you.

Let's not dwell on anchovy focaccia, einkorn, goat's cheese or even truffles... You will simply have the pleasure of tasting all these local products during a stopover in one of our “Country Bistros” for example!

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