L'Escale

Alpes de Haute Provence Departement - Population : 1,413 inh.

puce Between Sisteron and Digne by the "route Napoléon" (the N85) or by the A51 autoroute, exit at Aubignosc, then take the N85.

L'Escale, the village L'Escale is a small village peacefully situated on the banks of the Durance where an important dam retains the river waters to form a pleasant lake.
The village includes several small hamlets extending from the lake to a small hillside.
L'Escale, bell tower
The village of l'Escale began developing in the middle-ages thanks to its strategic situation between Sisteron and Digne, and its proximity to the once-important river traffic on the Durance.
The village was effectively an "Escale" or port-of-call used by boats tansporting various merchandise.
L'Escale, house
While walking in the narrow streets of l'Escale, you will discover charming vaulted archways, ancient houses and tastefully decorated stone-walls.
The most ancient areas are the "coteau de Vière" and the Hôte hamlet... don't miss them!




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puce What to see:

Parish church Notre Dame de Mandanois (1854).
"Quartier de l'Hote".
Vière ruins.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking and mountain biking.
During June : Village festival.
During September : Rally "Terre de Drailles".

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puce Accommodation:


Holiday rentals.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Chateau-Arnoux (2km), Malijai (6km), Volonne (6km).


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