Village of Draïx

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Village at an altitude of 860 m, 12 km from Digne les Bains.


During the Second World War, the guerrillas of a school for Resistance cadres set up their camp at the Belon farm in Draix. This school supervised young refractory to the STO, the Compulsory Work Service.

Unfortunately, on February 14, 1944, despite signals from the villagers, 13 guerrillas were arrested by a German detachment and then taken away for deportation.

The artist Andy Goldsworthy has rehabilitated the Belon farm into an "Art Refuge" symbolizing these events.


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