Pop. : 241 h. Elevation : 570 m.
From Sisteron take the D4. 17 km from Gap.
above the plain of the Durance, with an uninterrupted view of the lake
of Curbans/La Saulce - a man-made lake created in 1975 by EDF - the village
of Curbans has plenty of character.
Although not all the village has been rejuvenated at the same speed - part of it has remained as before, with its ruined barns and paths overgrown with weeds - Curban will nevertheless make people jealous: people who dream of a perfect lawn leading down to a swimming pool, in front of the loggia added to a towering medieval stone façade from where you must have a fairytale view of the plain of the Durance river, or in front of a garden looking as if it is suspended in mid-air, shaded by proud cypress trees, where lavender and Virginia creeper grow ...
Worth visiting :
Old 17th century chateau.
Gîtes de France.
The "sentier des Contes" (Counts' path) starting from Curban bridge :
"les ordres monastiques" (the monastic orders),
a route by car and on foot (9 hours),
an adventure to enjoy with all the family ...
All you need to do is purchase the "magic booklet" (30 euros)
to set off on a journey to "the country where rocks talk"!
Information from the tourist office at La Motte du Caire