Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 150 inh.
Between Sisteron and Digne by the "route Napoléon" (the N85) or by the A51 autoroute, exit at Aubignosc, then take the N85.
L'Escale is a small village peacefully situated on the banks of the Durance where an important dam retains the river waters to form a pleasant lake.
The village includes several small hamlets extending from the lake to a small hillside.
The village of l'Escale began developing in the middle-ages thanks to its strategic situation between Sisteron and Digne, and its proximity to the once-important river traffic on the Durance.
The village was effectively an "Escale" or port-of-call used by boats tansporting various merchandise.
While walking in the narrow streets of l'Escale, you will discover charming vaulted archways, ancient houses and tastefully decorated stone-walls.
The most ancient areas are the "coteau de Vière" and the Hôte hamlet... don't miss them!
What to see:
Parish church "Notre Dame de Mandanoïs" (1854).
"Quartier de l'Hôte".
Hiking and mountain biking.
During June : Village festival.
During September : Rally "Terre de Drailles".