Top 10 Things to do in Digne les Bains, France

January 25, 2018 Marlin Saiz

Discover the best top things to do in Digne les Bains, France including Alexandra David-Neel Museum, La boite a Biscuits, Espace Zen des Thermes Digne-les-Bains, Plan d'eau des Ferreols, Cathedrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourg de Digne, Chapelle St Pancrace, Musee Promenade, Musee Gassendi, Office de Tourisme de Digne les Bains et du Pays Dignois, Clues de Barles.
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1. Alexandra David-Neel Museum

27 avenue du Marechal Juin | Réservations Obligatoires, 04000 Digne les Bains, France +33 4 92 31 32 38
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Alexandra David-Neel Museum

Visitez la maison de la plus grande exploratrice et aventuriere a Digne les Bains. Ouvert toute l'annee, 3 visites par jours (10h, 14h, 15h30) ferme le lundi... Visit the greatest woman explorator's house in Digne les Bains. Open all the year, 3 tours by a day.

Reviewed By Beleriand - Falls Church, Virginia

I visited Digne Les Bains only to visit this museum. I have long been a fan of Alexandra David-Neel, a remarkable figure with a fantastic story: unloved child, opera singer, Buddhist adept, adventurer, adoptive mother of a Tibetan lama. Visits to the museum are guided, although the guides leave plenty of time to fully examine the various artifacts from Alexandra's life and items that illustrate Tibetan culture and religion. The final part of the visit is to Alexandra's house, which she bought because she thought the region resembled Tibet. All fascinating. If this lady's story interests you, or are interested in Tibet, this is a highly worthwhile visit. Many of the exhibits are labeled in English, but the museum doesn't receive many English speaking visitors, I think. At least one of the staff members I spoke to seemed to speak pretty good English, although we conversed almost entirely in French. If you don't speak French, email the museum in advance so they can be prepared, so you can get the most out of this highly intriguing place.

2. La boite a Biscuits

Zone Artisanale Saint Christophe, 04000 Digne les Bains, France
Excellent
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

La boite a Biscuits

Reviewed By Miss M

There are so many options for espresso. They have a plethora of biscuits that are delicious and there is also ice cream at this cafe. You can see the bakers in the back making all the biscuits. The only issue for me is that they didn't have soy milk, therefore I could not indulge in any of the other specialty drinks except for an espresso

3. Espace Zen des Thermes Digne-les-Bains

29 avenue des Thermes, 04000 Digne les Bains, France +33 4 92 32 58 46
Excellent
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4 based on 84 reviews

Espace Zen des Thermes Digne-les-Bains

- LES THERMES La station thermale de Digne les Bains vous accueille dans un environnement privilégié au cœur de la Vallée des Eaux Chaudes. Spécialisé en Rhumatologie et ORL- Voies Respiratoires, nous vous proposons aussi des Séjours Prévention dans nos deux orientations. - ESPACE ZEN ET CLUB FORME Au cœur de la station thermale de Digne les Bains, notre Espace Zen vous accueille pour des soins de relaxation et de bien-être. Notre Club Forme vous permet de passer un moment de détente dans la piscine thermale, le hammam ou le sauna mais aussi de vous défouler dans différentes activités aquatiques ou en salle de sport. Le tout encadré par une équipe de professionnels souriants et à l’écoute.

Reviewed By Jojo42660 - 42660

We have tested the wellness center, access for pool and hammam (steam) is pretty expensive (14€ per person) regarding the quality of the infrastructure (not water jet, support of pool in PVC ...) and the poor service provided by local staff.
To go there there in case of heavy rains ...

4. Plan d'eau des Ferreols

Les Ferreols, 04000 Digne les Bains, France
Excellent
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Plan d'eau des Ferreols

Reviewed By paulvereecke - Digne les Bains, France

Digne les Bains is a wonderful small city, quiet, no pollution, pure air because no industry. They also have a lot of wonderful places that you can enjoy without paying a dime.
The Pland'eau des Férréols is one of them. A nice and clean outdoor swimming pool where the water is superb. Even dough the water is mountain cold the warm sun makes you to enjoy it much more to refresh yourself.

5. Cathedrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourg de Digne

Rue du Prevot | Quartier du Bourg, 04000 Digne les Bains, France +33 4 92 61 09 73
Excellent
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Cathedrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourg de Digne

Reviewed By ElaineRy - Northumberland, England

Extremely well set out crypt for small entry fee, including 4th century church with chancel built from Roman mausoleum, remains of other Roman features, huge 5th century church and 11th century church. Excellent labels (but only in French). Includes going inside the base of the remaining 11th century tower.
Above ground there is a 12 and 13th century Cathedral with wall paintings (closed when we went after the tourist season, because of staff shortage, but you could see the paintings through a glass panel).
The staff at the crypt were very helpful.
Sadly, the thorough guide book is expensive and only in French - no smaller book (except one that is out of date) and no material in English at all. It was open 3 - 6 pm the day we went.

6. Chapelle St Pancrace

20 D, 04000 Digne les Bains, France
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Chapelle St Pancrace

Reviewed By Yummy04 - Digne les Bains, France

A pleasant place to discover for the sight. you cannot enter the chapel more than the entry. An easy walk to go, letting you discover a Goldsworthy "refuge d'art"

7. Musee Promenade

10 Montee Bernard Dellacasagrande | Parc Saint Benoît, 04000 Digne les Bains, France +33 4 92 36 70 70
Excellent
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4 based on 115 reviews

Musee Promenade

The "Musee Promenade experience" With four paths with different and complementary atmospheres, the Musee Promenade invites not only to a time of quietude and observation, but also to a time of meetings, glances, horizons, different interests, knowledge. It can be another meeting with ourselves in contact with our planet. A call to feel the place, the landscapes, our earth, the time in a different way. With its four picnic areas of spade screw cradled by the sound of water, the Musee Promenade calls for relaxation and observation. The Musee Promenade is one of these rare places where one must enter while forgetting the external world, where each one must have all its senses open to discover this historical place full of stories... 
Welcome to the "Musee Promenade experience"!

Reviewed By Lynn F - Winchester, United Kingdom

We visited the garden as part of a butterfly holiday with Greenwings (www.greenwings.co). Our leader was Tristan La Franchis and he had nothing but praise for the excellent conservation work undertaken in the garden. Situated on a steep hillside with lovely views the garden is a delightful combination of both cultivated plants asn wild flowers. Butterflies abound. We also saw Broad-bordered bee hawk moth and a caterpillar of the Giant Peacock moth. Well over a 100 species have been recorded.
Knowledgeable staff are on hand to enhance visitors enjoyment of butterflies in natural surroundings.
Good car park and toilets and picnic areas.

8. Musee Gassendi

64 boulevard Gassendi, 04000 Digne les Bains, France +33 4 92 31 45 29
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Musee Gassendi

Reviewed By walkingphil - Bolton, U.K.

I visited the Musee Gassendi as a starting point for a walk round the works the artist Andy Goldsworthy has created in the surrounding countryside in cooperation with the museum. There's a room with background information and preparatory drawings and the largest gallery has his superb 'River of Earth' filling its end wall. Other galleries focus on local artists, particularly late C19, with some pleasing works well displayed. The museum will provide you with a key to the 'Refuges d'Art' which are the main element in Goldsworthy's work in the area. You'll be asked to leave some identification as security (there's no charge) so if your don't want to leave your passport take some other photo ID with you. The refuges are in wonderful sitiuations and can only be reached by walking. In three cases you can stay the night. There are bunks/sleeping platforms but you'll need a sleeping bag and mat, plus food and water (there are Springs but they are unreliable). The two refuges I visited had fireplaces and good supplies of fuel and some candles. The buildings contain works by Goldsworthy - he says the whole work comprises the building the walk and the landscape as well. You can find details online and buy a guide book and full IGN area map with a multi-day walk outlined. A wonderful experience in a fantastic landscape. (Note: the museum doesn't open until 13.30 out of season and is closed on Tuesday's, which can make planning difficult...)

9. Office de Tourisme de Digne les Bains et du Pays Dignois

Place du Tampinet, 04000 Digne les Bains, France +33 4 92 36 62 62
Excellent
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Office de Tourisme de Digne les Bains et du Pays Dignois

Touristic information on Digne les Bains and its surroundings in Haute Provence. Via ferrata gear rental. Souvenir shop.

Reviewed By bahamasbliss - exuma

We arrived just before closing time and the very helpful lady recommended that the one place in town we should see before leaving the next morning was the rock wall of fossils just outside town-which we subsequently saw the next morning as we left.Hello, Thank you for your comment. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with our services and we hope you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again! Lisa Référent qualité

10. Clues de Barles

04140 Digne les Bains, France +33 4 92 35 11 00
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Clues de Barles

Reviewed By garosciom2016 - Martigues, France

La route qui serpente au pied de la roche semble coincée. Contempler le travail de l'érosion est un spectacle époustouflant, et les fossiles nous rappellent la longue histoire géologique de notre planète.

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