Martel expedition 1905 in the Grand Canyon du Verdon

Martel expedition 1905 in the Grand Canyon du Verdon

The Martel expedition was led by the French speleologist Édouard-Alfred Martel (1859-1938). He went to Haute Provence in 1905. Sent by the Ministry of Agriculture, he came to study the resurgence of Fontaine l’Evêque (today drowned in the lake of Sainte-Croix)....
Barreme distilleries and fine lavender in Haute Provence

Barreme distilleries and fine lavender in Haute Provence

  At the end of the XIXth century, the essence of lavender took a very important development. All of Haute Provence is thus embarking on production. Barrême fine lavender is then recognized for its quality. Barrême is gradually becoming an important center for...
In Castellane, the Pétardiers Festival at the end of January

In Castellane, the Pétardiers Festival at the end of January

The Feast of the Pétardiers In Castellane, every last Sunday of January, we commemorate the Feast of the Pétardiers for nearly 450 years .. At the end of January, it is very cold in the streets of Castellane and the city is almost deserted. This Pétardiers Festival is...
In the Verdon, climate changes between 2017 and 2018?

In the Verdon, climate changes between 2017 and 2018?

Climatic changes “Climatic changes”. Words that we hear a lot these days unfortunately .. Between 2017 and 2018, we could note some climatic changes in the Verdon. Would this valley distant from the industrial world be affected by such whims of nature?...
The sirenians of the Col des Leques, 40 millions years ago

The sirenians of the Col des Leques, 40 millions years ago

The Sirenians The Sirenians of the Col des Lèques existed 40 million years ago. You now know the pass that leads to Castellane from Dignes; the Col des Lèques. Just after the Sirènes campsite on the right (coming from Castellane), a small path begins. It will take you...
Rafting and raft, history of a revolutionary machine

Rafting and raft, history of a revolutionary machine

The words raft and rafting already exist in the collective unconscious but what is it really? In fact, for many, a strong buoyancy aid that can overcome the tumult of a raging torrent. It remains vague .. Who invented the raft? Theodore Gericault? The Raft of the...