Historic site and monument
in Digne-les-Bains

Digne-les-Bains : Station thermale en Haute Provence

Prefecture of the Alpes de Haute-Provence and classified tourist resort, Digne-les-Bains is a historic capital of fine lavender. It is located 600 m above sea level, in the heart of the UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence and has approximately 16 inhabitants.
Surrounded by mountains, Digne-les-Bains is at the confluence of three valleys: that of the Bléone, the Mardaric and the Torrent des Eaux Chaudes.

Thermes Digne-les-Bains

From the first century BC, the Romans installed thermal baths in the valley of hot waters. The waters, which spring naturally at the foot of the cliff, have a temperature of between 22 and 42° C.

Also frequented in the Middle Ages, the sources were very appreciated in the 17th century. Even today, many pathologies are treated at the Thermes de Digne-les-Bains: osteoarthritis and rheumatism, chronic rhinitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, ear infections, etc.

Pierre Gassendi

Digne-les-Bains has a rich cultural heritage and a history marked by great minds like Pierre Gassendi. In Digne, many monuments bear the name of this great XNUMXth century philosopher from Champtercier and his statue is proudly erected on the Place du General de Gaulle.

The Napoleon Route

On March 4, 1815, in broad market day, Napoleon entered Digne-les-Bains via Rue Mère de Dieu. He lunched at the former Hôtel du Petit Paris run by Louis Bausset (commemorative plaque on the facade). The troops stop at Pré-de-Foire and during Arès. The Emperor leaves Digne around 15 p.m. via Boulevard Gassendi (formerly “Chemin Neuf”) and the Grand Pont. The Napoleon Route crosses protected and preserved areas such as the Haute-Provence Geological Nature Reserve (the largest in Europe), as well as the first Geopark in the world recognized by UNESCO.

Two cathedrals

Because of its turbulent history, Digne-les-Bains has the distinction of having two cathedrals: Saint-Jérôme and Notre Dame du Bourg.

outdoor sports

Starting point for many hiking and mountain biking, Digne-les-Bains is also a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities and thrills (parachute, climbing, canyoning, Via Ferrata, etc.).

Commercial areas

The shops of Digne-les-Bains are organized in two zones: in the city center, around Boulebard Gassendi, and at the entrance to the city coming from Marseille, in the Saint-Christophe district.
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Themes:

  • Historical patrimony
  • City Village

Location details

  • Lake or body of water within 300 m
  • Pond less than 300 m
  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • Thermal establishment less than 500 m away
  • Lake or body of water at -5 km
  • Thermes Digne-les-Bains
  • River at -5 km
  • In the city
  • River or river within 300 m
  • At the water's edge
  • Mountain view
  • Bus station within 500 m

Visit

Customers

Suitable for: Hikers, mountain bikers

Prices

Free

Services

Equipments

  • Playground
  • Public toilets
  • Motorhome parking area
  • Motorhome service terminal
  • Show room
  • Parking
  • Mediatheque
  • Restaurant
  • Toll parking
  • Coach parking

Linked offers

On the spot…

Address

1 boulevard Martin-Bret
04000 Digne-les-Bains
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