Bed & Breakfast
| Seyne les Alpes
Population : 1 440h
village stands proudly against the backdrop of the Roubine hill. It is
crowned by the Fort Vauban and its large Medieval Tower.
The highlight of your visit will of course be the massive grey stone citadel that overlooks the village. As a former border town, Seyne was fortified by Vauban by order of Louis XIV at the end of the 17th century.
ramparts and bastions encircle a 12th century watchtower.
While there is an entrance fee, access to the front part of the fort is free of charge. From the top of the ramparts, you will have a magnificent view of the valley, perhaps through the arrow slits, and even have a little picnic on one of the beautiful wooden tables provided for this purpose !
Close to the Serre Ponçon lake and three winter sports resorts Seyne les Alpes offers a wide range of activities. As lively in summer as in winter, the village benefits from maximum sunshine in all seasons. There is something for everyone, whatever your tastes, age, or sporting conditions.
Don't miss the mule races which normally take place the second Saturday in August paying homage to a long tradition of mule rearing. This animal which despite its sweet nature is a sturdy worker was once the only practical form of transport because the roads were almost inexistant. Mule trading made Seyne a uniquely prosperous place in the Alpes de Haute Provence right up until the end of the 50s. Today these kind animals have entered into the folklore, they will calmly accompany you on long walks, carrying your baggage and if necessary tired children (...some of whom are happy to remain tired !!).
Places to Visit :Notre Dame de Nazareth (XIII° century),
the church was listed as a historic monument in 1842.
Roman art. Sacré Coeur Chapel.
The Dominicans chapel with its triangular bell tower
and decorated with fine art work inside.
Citadel built in 1693 following orders from Vauban.
Grande Tour (XII°). The Penitents Bastion (XVII°).
Haut Chardavon church with beautiful XVII° retable .
Leisure activities :Markets Tuesday and Friday morning.
Hiking, Pony Trekking and Mountain biking .
(Signed paths, guide, Mountain bike hire , guides)
Hiking with mule transport
(the mule carries your baggage and small children)
(themed trails with accommodation and meals are available)
Sleigh rides. Climbing. Tennis. Swimming Pool.
Para-gliding, Hang gliding, gliding, Bi-Cross. Mini-golf. Archery.
Nearby: downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoe walks
(Chabanon, Grand Puy and St Jean de Montclar)
and the water based leisure activities on the Lac de Serre Ponçon.
Exhibitions, seasonal animation :
mule races in August, Horse fair in October,
crafts fairs, music festival July...
Accommodation :3 Hôtel-restaurants.
Bed & Breakfast
4 Holiday Centers.
Neighbouring Villages :Selonnet (4km), Montclar ( 9km),
Le Vernet (11km), Chabanon (12km).