Skip to content

Bras d'Asse

From Digne via the RN 85, then via the D907 (15km).

Bras d'Asse, houses
Nestled in a verdant spot (a vast cultivated plain), Bras d'Asse is located on a branch of the river Asse.
It's a typical peaceful one-street Provençal village, with its central bar and pétanque pitch, its little church shaded by plane trees, and its detached houses surrounded by flower-filled gardens.
Bras d'Asse, shaded backyards

The ruins overlooking the village are a little more out of the ordinary. This was in fact the original village, and is still flanked by broken down towers and ramparts.
It is said the village was destroyed on the orders of Louis XII, because the local baron had sided with the Huguenots in the religious wars which devastated Provence.
Bras d'Asse, house
The subsequent exodus from the old village is described by the Provençal writer Marie Borelly in her novel "le dernier feu" adapted for television by Jean Dasque.
Don't leave Bras d'Asse without tasting the mead or the local nougat, or without watching the pétanque players shouting to one another with their inimitable accent, and of course you can't leave without taking some refreshment on the local café's terrace!

What to see

Ruins of the old village.

Leisure activities

In the spring, theatre activities.




La Bégude Blanche (1km), Saint Julien d'Asse (3km), Mézel (5 km) and Estoublon (5 km).

Zoom in the map



    Main villages of the area: