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1 week in the Gorges du Verdon= 2 campsites to discover the richness of this incredible site

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Taulanne and Senez


Leaving Castellane by road from Digne, it rises quickly in switchbacks up the neck of the Lèques. Here you will discover a remarkable panorama of the city crushed by rock, the mountains that enclose Verdon and the Lake Castillon.
  • Cadières de Brandis
A superb tour offers from the col de Lèques until the Cadières de Brandis. Take the forest track that leads to the left of the hotel - restaurant. It takes drive 3/4 h, climb through the forest before reaching up to the crest of the Bernaiche glue, where we finally discover the Cadières. Two hiking trails lead from the hamlet of Villars-Brandis or that of Chasteuil.


Tiny village on the left bank of the Asse crosses a picturesque bridge in dos d ' âne, Sandra worth a stop for its Cathedral, witness to his role as county seat of bishopric of the life in the 18th century.
  • The Cathedral
According to ancient sources, it was built from 1176 and dedicated in 1246. The building, which had to suffer the wars of Religion, was taken with great care and very well furnished in the 17th century. It was at this time that the current Bell Tower was built. The façade offers an elegant Portal broken arches of Romanesque style, plated against the wall. We note, on the left, a beautiful sculpture of a hunter. The Church consists of a wide nave of four bays and a short span of Chorus followed by a semi-circular apse. Share and other from the end of the nave, two chapels apse in a semi-circle lieu of transept.
17th century, exceptional furniture presents a great unity of style: lectern and stalls in walnut with carved misericords, paintings (L'Assomption, Saint Pierre, Saint Paul), altarpieces in twisted columns in gilded wood from the 17th century decorated with two paintings, the Holy Family (1645), and the Rosary, a curious painted Panel, included the handover of power by the Bishop, probably between Archbishop Martin and Bishop Duchaine in 1618; Note, finally, an ex-voto, located near the entrance side, relative to the plague of 1720 in Marseilles and with many characters. However, these are particularly sumptuous tapestries of the 17th century that attention will be paid: scenes from the Old Testament (Eliezer and Rebecca, Judith and Holofernes, Tobie at Ragouel...) are their main iconography.

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