Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France)

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is a French department in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence. The beautiful scenery provides the background to many activities and sights. Eleven villages have been classified as having special architectural character. In particular there are the town of Sisteron with its ancient citadel and narrow streets, the Gorge of Verdon (Europe's Grand Canyon), Digne-les-Bains Hot-spa town, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Pottery, Forcalquier Cathedral.