Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 150 inh.
From Sisteron take the D951, then at La Motte du Caire, turn left onto the D104 for 5 km.
Melve is a small unpretentious village smelling of fresh grass and lavender, on a beautiful high plateau in the midst of fields of wheat and sunflowers, still cultivated by local farmers whom you may meet on their tractors.
Seen from above, its tiled roofs and old stone buildings are charming!
How beautiful the countryside is around Melve, with its patchwork of green and yellow fields separated by green hedges, and the blue-tinted mountains in the distance!
How delightful it must be to gently sway in a hammock tied between two trees on a summer evening, listening to the song of the cicadas!
What to see:
A Saracen tower (square dungeon).
Church (inside is a gilded wooden altar).
Plenty of hikes in the hillsides.
Poney-riding for children.