Digne-les-Bains Holiday Accommodation - come and learn about the fascinating history of this magical place
Have you already spent some time relaxing in such well-known and typical holiday destinations as Calonge Villas and now need to experience something different? Digne-les-Bains, which is also commonly and historically referred to as Digne, is the capital of the Alpes de Haute Provence. It is the only city found in the mountainous region between Orange and Turin. Digne’s ancient history dates as far back as the Neolithic era where it became a frequent commercial stop. Since then it has become a notable center for lavender trade. On the town’s outskirts there is the Foundation Alexandra David-Neel. This was previously the home of a French woman who settled there after many years of exploring Tibet. You will find Tibetan culture exhibitions, photographs and crafts for sale here. Digne boasts many cafes and souvenir shops mixed with chocolate shops and bookshops.
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To the east and north of Digne is the Reserve Naturelle Geologique de Haute Provence. It covers over 150,000 hectares and is known to be the largest and the leading geological reserve Europe. It contains fossils that date back three hundred million years. A major tourist atrraction you simply cannot miss at Digne are its hot springs. These hot springs have been used since the Roman era but lost their popularity after the Romans left. However they were rebuilt and opened in 1982 as modern hot baths. They are found on the Eaux-Chaudes River. In total there are 8 hot springs with the water temperature being about 42 degrees. The water in the hot springs contains sulfur, lime, calcium and other minerals. The baths are said to be good for alleviating respiratory and rheumatism problems. The city also has some beautiful architecture particularly cathedrals that are well worth looking at while you're staying in your Digne-les-Bains holiday homes.
Digne-les Bains Apartments - take a well deserved relaxing dip in the hot springs of Digne-les-Bains
There are good shopping facilities all over Digne. A large shopping centre is specifically found in Sisteron. There is a great deal of things you can do at Digne. The sports lovers can make use of the great hiking trails, cycle trails, golf courses, swimming pools and tennis courts found in the town. Fishing can also be done in the nearby rivers. Paragliding and hand gliding also not to be missed. There are a number of annual events that take place in Digne. If you are a jazz fan, then you shouldn't miss out on the Fete du Jazz that takes place in July. There are also great celebrations on the first week of August known as Corso de la Lavande. Every first Saturday of the month is Market day.
Finding high-quality, reasonably priced accommodation is no problem here. Digne-Les –Bains holiday rentals vary from affordable self-catering apartments to cosy chalets. Digne-les-Bains holiday rentals provide a quaint, cosy home from home in which to enjoy your Digne-les-Bains holidays. The weather in Digne is beautiful. During the summer months, the temperatures reach an average of 25 degrees and rainfall is low. However the weather at the mountain tops are liable to change suddenly. The temperatures drop to 7 degrees during the winter months. And you can enjoy your evenings in luxurious Digne-Les –Bains holiday rentals.