Pop : 383h Elevation : 720 m
via the RN85 then the D 51 and the D 151 (for
From afar, the location of this tiny little village is breathtaking, perched above the plateau of the Durance and the Buëch. At first sight Upaix seems to be made up of modern houses, but in fact it has some beautiful medieval remains such as an old washhouse sheltered under a stone archway. The small Provençal village of Upaix has a long history behind it.
The site has been inhabited since the early Middle Ages - known then as the "castrum of Upaysio" - and no doubt before that by the Romans. It was a seigneury belonging to the Amats, and a marvellous 14th century listed church still stands in the village.
Inside the church is a gilt altar
piece bearing the arms of a bishop of Gap, and a painting from 1637 depicting
the Lords of Upaix, which is an absolute must.
Worth visiting :
14th century church,
included on the list of historical monuments.
Neighbouring villages not to be missed :