Provence and Alpes

In the Alpes de Haute Provence, between Sisteron and Laragne-Montéglin, you will find the village of Mison-les-Armands. A couple of hundred meters outside the village, towards Mison-le-Village, you will find our B&B / Apartments rental Les Glycines surrounded by many trees and lush vegetation. The wonderful climate, about 300 sunny days a year, makes it an ideal place for outdoor activities

Walks, biking, climbing, horse riding

From the house you can take varied walks and bike rides across the rolling hills and into the foothills of the southern Alps visible on the horizon, we have detailed maps available for you. Mountain hikes and climbing (e.g. at Sisteron and Orpierre) are popular local sports, as are horse riding and mountain biking.

Bij Aspres. Montagne de Longeagne, startplek voor delta en parapente; Les Glycines Mison
De berg Longeagne bij Aspres

Along the Büech river...

B&B Appartementen Les Glycines ligt 5 minuten van Mison Village, hier een schitterend uitzicht op de rivier de Büech
Uitzicht op de rivier de Büech bij Mison Village

An excellent way to get to know the neighbourhood: a 7 kilometer jogging (or walking) trip through the hills, over the plateau de Mison with a stunning view on the Büech river and the Gorges de la Méouge. Back at Les Glycines you take a refreshing dip in the pool.

Gorges de la Méouge, Lac de Riou, Durance

Water sports are a big feature, with wind surfing, sailing, canoeing and canyoning nearby: check www.rckn.fr for a canoe trip in the Vallée de la moyenne Durance. You can bathe in the Gorges de la Méouge, wonderfully cool blue/green water with rough beaches between two nearby mountains, or in one of several swimming lakes, for example the “Lac de Riou” north of Laragne. At our Lac de Mison you can do some bird-watching. Starting from our garden, you discover a huge variety of birds and butterflies ! Check nature-guide.info to find out more

Gorges de la Meouge Haute Provence; kwartier gaans van Chambres d'hotes Gites Les Glycines
Onze Gorges de la Méouge, met romaanse brug. Bruisende watervallen en rustige poedelpoeltjes. Een klein kwartier gaans van B&B Gites Les Glycines

Some Provence trips

Lavendel in bloei. Vanuit B&B Gites Les Glycines Haute Provence, een mooie dagtocht
Lavendelvelden in de Haute Provence. Een mooie dagtocht vanuit Les Glycines, Mison

Have a look at the old ruins of the Chateau de Mison, you will find some stunning views. More stunning views when you visit the Citadel of Sisteron.

  • routes through the lavender growing area, like the Plateau de Valensole.
  • Parc de Mercantour: stunning nature and wildlife
  • Gorge de Daluis
  • weekly markets like the huge regional market in Forcalquier every Monday morning and the Thursday market in Laragne.
  • A cultural trip to Aix-en-Provence, Cezanne’s birthplace.
  • Visit the Chateau La Coste where architecture, art and wine mix beautifully.
  • The “Vieux Port” of Marseille where you can enjoy a pastis on one of the cosy harbour terraces.
  • Continuing west along the coast you will find the Calanques where you can swim and sunbathe or you can have a tasty fish meal – with sea urchins! – in one of the little fishing villages such as La Redonne, Niolon-La Vesse, Carry-le-Rouet or Carro…..

flying

The area is renowned for its excellent free flying opportunities: hang gliding, sailplane gliding and paragliding, almost all year round! Flying cross country in this area is ideal with many take-off sites and reliable thermal activity. Many pilots take their first cross country flights here with safe outlandings in wide valleys and easy retrieve along the valley roads.

Would you like to try paragliding? At Saint-Vincent-les-Forts you can try a tandemflight: Glideparapente.

For micro-lighting with Marcus or Simon: Pegasus France and for sale-planing: Quo Vadis Serres or Aeroclub Sisteron.

Several international hang gliding and paragliding competitions take place in Laragne every year. Check out the Ozone Chabre Open for stress-free friendly cross country competition paragliding!

Deltavliegen Montagne de Chabre, tussen Laragne en Sisteron
Remko start met zijn delta vanaf de Montagne de Chabre, tussen Laragne en Sisteron