Saint Vincent sur Jabron
Departement of the Alpes de Haute Provence - Pop.: 300 h. - Altitude : 600m.
19km. from Sisteron via the D946.
A square grouping together the school, "mairie" and post office, with its ancient plane trees that seem to have been planted to shelter the quartet of pétanque players, a street-village where the restored stone-built houses rub shoulders with pastel coloured house fronts and blue-lavender and green-almond coloured shutters, an intimate cobbled street with a stone archway, a big covered wash-house and a few terraces where Virginia creepers are growing - no doubt about it, you're in Provence!
A peaceful, bucolic Provence, hardly disturbed by the hordes of tourists, and immersed in a beautiful natural environment protected from pollution of any kind...
People who like outdoor sports, such as hiking, will have a great time: St Vincent is at the foot of the Lure Mountain, a superb rocky ridge that dominates the whole region!
What to see:
War helmet museum (1915 to 1945) presenting a collection of weapons and helmets from the two world wars.
Fortified 11th century church, on the hill.
Hiking. Fishing. Bicycle touring. Horse riding.
Bed and breakfast.
Gite for hikers.
Writing workshop with accommodation.