Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 1.000 inh.
From the Alpes Maritimes take th M64 in Saint Etienne de Tinée. From Barcelonnette via the D900.
Jausiers is located at the gateway to the Haute Ubaye valley and Mercantour National park, where the road to La Bonette begins (the highest road in Europe, climbing to the pass of the same name, at 2,802 metres), on the bank of the turbulent Ubaye river. It can't really complain about its environment !
Apart from its sumptuous natural setting of pines, vast meadows and bracing high altitude air, this large mountain village has other ways to seduce the visitor.
Its pleasant pedestrian area with its pastel facades, its numerous gites, tables d'hôtes and other charming, friendly hotels, its Café des Arcades and its Valley Museum freshly painted in bright colours, etc.
Jausiers is clean and very well restored and presents a joyful appearance, with its elegant little square skirting its fountain, from where you will be able to admire the beautiful St Nicolas de Myre church, with its sober baroque style in accordance with the Piedmontese style, without gilding or embellishments.
If you know your history you will remember that it was from Jausiers that the Arnaud brothers set out. They are famous in the Valley because they emigrated to Mexico at the beginning of the 19th century. Moreover, there is a plaque explaining that they lived in a former "silk mill" before leaving for Louisiana, their initial destination, where they founded Arnaudville.
Whether it is for open air leisure activities or for its historical heritage, its pure fresh air, its tasty goats cheese, the local cooked pork meat products or the genépi liqueur
at Jausiers you will enjoy very "green" holidays !
What to see:
Valley Museum (in the former Dunand house) on the theme : lively, destructive, tamed water".
Guided tour of the church of Saint Nicolas de Myrhe.
Visit the village and its religious heritage, and also visit the last windmill in activity in the department.
Chastel trail with its orientation table.
The park with the Mexican villas.
The cemetery with its grandiose tombs.
In winter, a Nordic natural area (25 km),snowshoeing, treks with sleigh dogs.
In summer, paragliding, bicycle touring,leisure activity area around the man-made lake (tennis,artificial climbing wall, adventure park, children's games, pedal-boats).
Leisure park (quad bikes, paint ball, adventure trail, etc.)
Numerous excursions (Sagnès lake, Siguret peak at 3,032m).
By car or bike, Bonette road (the highest in Europe at 2,802m).
Bonette Rally (cycle race in July).
"Maison des Produits de Pays" for all the valley's specialities, from cooked pork meat products or genépi liqueur to local craftwork.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals. Gites.
Holiday centre. Holiday camp.