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Historic site and monument à Authon

Refuge d’Art “Sentinelle de la Vallée du Vançon”


04200 Authon

How do I get there?

About Us

A singular experience that of Andy Goldsworthy, artist
internationally recognized, who imagines a project combining contemporary art
and safeguarding rural heritage in the protected territory of the Haute-Provence Geopark, around Digne les Bains.

“I cannot explain why the cairn has a sentinel function. It's just one thing I know. Maybe it's the way he stands, with a peaceful, contained energy.“
Andy Goldsworthy

From Digne les Bains:
Take the N85 towards Sisteron, Aix-en-Provence. In Mallemoisson
turn right at the traffic light and follow the D17 towards Thoard. After
Les Bourres leave the road to Thoard on the right and follow the D3 to the pass
de Fontbelle, then descend towards the village of Authon. Cross the village, the
Sentinel is 1 km away in a bend uphill.
About 50 minutes


  • Work of art


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open




Home animals

Animals are accepted.

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