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Boulevard Gassendi

Boulevard Gassendi

Boulevard Gassendi is the main shopping street in the city center. Local products, clothing, gourmet addresses, you will inevitably find what you are looking for under the plane trees of Boulevard Gassendi.

Did you know?

Le boulevard Gassendi owes its name to Pierre Gassendi, mathematician, philosopher, theologian and astronomer born in 1592 in Champtercier, a small village located a few kilometers from Digne les Bains.

 

On Saturday mornings, the boulevard becomes pedestrianized and hosts the Provençal market of Digne-les-Bains, one of the most beautiful in the region.

Our good addresses

Shops

Washerwomen in Provence

Restaurant

Chez Marcel & Cie Coffee Shop

Restaurant

Brasserie l'Etoile

Book online From 17 €  / menu
Restaurant

LE Grand Café

From 16 €  / menu
Restaurant

Bar-Restaurant Le Casino

Place General de Gaulle

Open on Boulevard Gassendi, Place Général de Gaulle asserts itself as the center of the city. It’s the ideal place to have a drink on the terrace, stroll through the bookstore or even have lunch in the shade of the trees.

Did you know?

Formerly called “the Pré de foires”, Place Général de Gaulle has been home to products from the Pays Dignois since the Middle Ages.

In the middle of the square, the statue of Pierre Gassendi, in ecclesiastical attire. The roll of parchment he carries in his hand symbolizes his activity as a philosopher. At his feet, the terrestrial globe evokes his activity as a mathematician and astronomer.
Gassendi was also provost and consul of the chapter of Digne. He had the right to pass judgment and bear arms. He was an important character in the life of the City. And, a bit like our elected officials today, he had to inquire about the well-being of his fellow citizens and their possible recriminations. He resided mainly in Paris where he frequented the scholars of his time. In his works, he criticized the philosophy of Aristotle and adopted the atomistic theory of Epicurus. He fought Descartes then reconciled with him.

Our good addresses

Restaurant

SMACK-SNACK

Restaurant

The Jade Rose

Good to know

An underground car park is located on Place Général de Gaulle. Ideal for parking during your shopping trip!

Cours des Ares

Overlooking the Place Général de Gaulle, the Cours de Arès is a pleasant little square where restaurants and artists' studios mingle in a friendly atmosphere.

Our good addresses

Shops

Ceramist workshops

Restaurant

Kris

Restaurant

Creperie Les Boucaniers

From 12 €  / menu

Did you know?

In Provençal, arete means ram. Before the Revolution, a butcher ran his shop here. Despite the regulations, he sold ram meat pretending it was sheep. The butcher was convicted and the fine paid was used to beautify the place.

Rue du Jeu de Paume and Rue de l’Hubac

Small pedestrian streets parallel to Boulevard Gassendi, Rue du Jeu de Paume and Rue de l'Hubac invite you to enter the old town of Digne les Bains. They are the starting point towards Rue Capitoul, Montée des Prisons, Rue Pardessus or Montée St Charles leading straight to the top of “Rochas”, the highest district of the city where you can admire the Gothic St Jerome Cathedral. Lively little shopping streets, you will fall under the spell of their typically Provençal look, narrow, colorful and all high up.

Our good addresses

Restaurant

Le P'tit Thai

Restaurant

Billy Monkey

Restaurant

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