Places of Interest nearby
Location address: France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Digne-les-Bains
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Nearby Digne-les-Bains is the Dalle à ammonites. This spot offers a great place to find ammonites. The ammonite slab of Digne-les-Bains is a remarkable natural site. It consists of a rock stratum containing a large number of fossilized ammonites. This site is located approximately 1.5 kilometers north of the town of Digne-les-Bains. This slab tilted at 60 ° is composed of limestone. It has about 1500 ammonites of which 90% are Coroniceras Multicostatum dating from the Sinemurian (Lower Jurassic). These ammonites may reach a diameter of 70 cm. You can also see the nautilus, belemnites, scallops and other bivalves. The estimated thickness of the deposit is 20 cm, developed over a period of about 100 000 years.
Digne-les-Bains has been noted for being a primary center of the lavender trade. Trading was already a long term activity. Dignes les Bains became a frequent commercial stop during the Roman era. It is now the capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
Digne-les-Bains (French: [diɲ le bɛ̃]) or simply and historically Digne (Occitan: Dinha (dei Banhs) in classical norm or Digno in Mistralian norm) is a commune of France, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department.
Digne is the end of a railroad track from Nice: Le train des Pignes. In 171 km, it brings you from Nice to here. It’s considered one of the most beautiful train rides in France.
Linked characteristics: Child friendly
Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables begins in Digne.
The village Digne-les-Bains near Alpes-de-Haute-Provence