Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 40 inh.
From Sisteron take the D951 then the D504 for 200 m.
Nibles is a micro-village that possesses nonetheless a "mairie" and a beautiful church standing in the flower filled square. It is located in a site that is as peaceful as it is pastoral, surrounded by cultivated fields as far as the eye can see.
Apart from its authentic natural setting, one of Nibles' charming aspects is the old barns that are going to ruin, its (superb) large dried up fountain, its old abandoned dovecote with pink and grey stonework, the seventies Mercedes rusting in a meadow...
In an amazing contrast, at the bottom of a lane overgrown with weeds is a superb perfectly restored building in dressed stone!
You may be surprised to realise that Nibles lives, one or two farms are still in activity, there is a house for rent and the unmistakable odour of a barbecue testify that the village is not dead!
We were able to meet the deputy mayor, who spoke highly of Nibles... for example, the "sentier desContes" (Path of Tales), an adventure to enjoy with all the family: all you have to do is buy the "magic booklet" (30 euros) and off you go on a journey to "the country where rocks talk"!
Information from the tourist office at La Motte du Caire.
Hiking(the path to Saint James of Compostella passes through here).
The path of Tales.