This is the village where Origan camping village belongs to. At only 3 km from the naturist village, it offers the sweetness of these villages of Haute Provence. Its squares, its narrow streets, its train station with its steam train are fragrant with the scent of Provence. The village was built century after century, leaving here and there the remains of a beautiful history: old houses with recessed loggias, houses with barn eaves, engraved lintels, the bust of Papon (a Provençal historian), the house of Blanqui, the statue of Maillol, reveal the strong character of a typical Provence village. These terraces and shops will be an opportunity for you to meet people and enjoy tasting an idea of passing time.
For hiking lovers, many paths are open in the Mercantour National Park. With various levels of difficulty, they provide a nice family walk (about 2 hours), or a sportier walk. Landscapes, flora and fauna are everywhere omnipresent through their wealth, and will provide opportunities for discoveries rich in emotion and sharing.
It has taken nature centuries to hollow out the reddish pelite stone and to dig the magnificent canyon that is famous even over the frontiers The Daluis gorges with an evocative nickname ”Colorado niçois” is only 20 kms away from Origan.This tourist site is classified nature reserve. It’s a key venue for any holiday maker,where the mythical road “ grands Alps”” runs through.
The Daluis Gorges, starting at the Gueydan bridge and ending at Guillaumes, have been hollowed out in the reddish to wine-red pelite stone, ochres that are the result of the oxidation of the iron oxides they contain. Following the road that often passes through tunnels (17) dug in the rock, your attention will be caught by a strange rock, looking like a woman’s head, like the guardian of the gorges.This road follows the old track of the tramway between Guillaumes and the Gueydan bridge, and the «Brides bridge», pont de la mariée, where you can bungee jump. The viewpoints of the Daluis Gorges are spectacular overlooking the 300 meters deep canyon and its river Var flowing down from the Mercantour.This river is a highlight for rafting and kayaking, and its wild, enchanting natural scenery is dazzling! Finally, the marked hiking path of point sublime, takes you without difficulties to a summit. With your car, by bike or hiking, always a road takes you to see this treasure.
In Cannes, life is a festival. This Star town is world famous thanks to its grands international professional meetings and its many events, most important of them being the international Film festival.Its bay with the Lérins islands, its prestigious Promenade de la croisette, its palaces, its old centre, the « suquet » with its delicious Provençal accents, make Cannes an exceptional destination. With its flower market, the famous croisette, the grands hotels where you can enjoy enchanting luxury while having a drink, Cannes shows itself like the capital of Côte d’Azur.
At a one-hour ride from Origan, you can discover this village with carrying an unusual history due to numerous artists that have been here. It was the meeting place for many celebrities; nowadays art galleries, painters, give it a world-wide reputation. Strolling through the narrow paved allays, you’ll be seduced by this village that kept its authenticity but is also turned towards the future. Its view on the mountains and the Mediterranean sea make it worth a visit.
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