Medieval village of Volonne
During your stay at l’Hippocampe campsite in Volonne, you can discover the gems of this village. Along the Route Napoléon in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, the small medieval village of Volonne lies at the foot of a rocky spur. Wander through the picturesque streets that bear witness to a rich historical past. Stroll among the medieval gates and ancient ramparts that give the village of Volonne its authenticity.
What to see in Volonne?
Along the way, be sure to visit the bastide castle, where the town hall is now located. This breathtaking building is a true relic of the history of this small village. It boasts a Renaissance-style staircase, and the ceilings are adorned with splendid gypseries that decorate the grand staircase, which has been listed as a historic monument since 1992.
As you continue your journey, the rue de Vière allows you to admire the beauty of the ramparts as you walk between them.
It would be impossible to end your exploration without taking the path of the two towers. This unique path takes you to the clock tower (tour de l'horloge) and then to the 11th-century watch tower (celle de Guet). At the top of each of these towers, you'll be treated to a panoramic view of the whole village.
On your way down, don't forget to head north of the village to visit the ruins of the church of Saint-Martin. On your way out of the village, look out for a reminder of Napoleon's passage engraved on the stone of an old house. Indeed, Volonne is part of the Route de Napoléon, where he stopped to eat. Don't miss the mural not far from the fountain, bearing witness to his visit.
Distance from campsite:
1km / 1 minute on foot
Volonne is a village with beautiful spots. Stroll around and admire the beautiful and medieval architecture of the houses. Old and built with very solid materials, they will impress you. The atmosphere that prevails in the streets of this village will allow you to appreciate the hospitality of the people.
Volonne has beautiful narrow streets with a rich historical past, where you can admire the ancient church of Saint-Martin and the 17th-century bastide castle. This small picturesque village will enchant you with its Povençal charm.
Go out and explore!
1 Pl. Charles de Gaulle , 04290 volonne