Produced by "Géoparc de Haute-Provence Productions" these short brodacasts with English subtitles illustrate the life of the Géoparc de Haute-Provence. They are also
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Between the 27th and 30th july, René Collin, walloon Minister for Agriculture, Nature, Rurality, Tourism and Airports, together with the Geopark Famenne-Ardenne’s delegation came to visit the territory of the UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence. You will now hear the statement by the minister, René Collin.
After one year of work in residency at the CAIRN Centre d'art, the French artiste, Emma Dusong proposed us a visual and sound itinerary in three areas quarters of the town of Digne-les-Bains. She relates here, three of these pieces of work. The exhibition goes until the 18th of September 2016.
The traditional Provencal music
It's an important part of the Géoparc de Haute-Provence's intangible heritage, of our culture and our traditions. The folk band Li Tradaire has understood that. The six members of this band are defending this heritage, and more than that, they are having fun in the process !
Olive tree shaft in Estoublon.
The inhabitants of te Géoparc de Haute-Provence had the opportunity to train and learn about the Olive tree shaft, as part of municipality of Estoublon initiative. Over 20 roducers and individuals, attended and listened to Alex Siciliano of the olive farmer group from Haute-Provence and Luberon.
The apple of La Motte-Turriers
For the 10th week of the Alternatives to Pesticides, the HELP Association and the village of La Motte Du Caire, north of Haute Provence Geopark, organized a day on the culture of the apple, an opportunity to review the production process of this fruit in Upper Durance.
Napoleon Road 200 years
The Geopark has a history spanning more than 300 million years. Its story came across ichthyosaurs, ammonites ... and Napoleon Bonaparte! Indeed, the route taken by the Emperor on his journey between Elba and Paris, runs through the towns of Haute-Provence Geopark.
Economy and Intangible Heritage
Santons de Provence, Champtercier
After the creation of St.Vincent strars jewelry, we find another local, historical and traditional craft: the Santons figurines of Provence. Meet Patrick Volpes, seasonal artisan, based in Champtercier, and go to discover the world of Santons!
Mission of revalidation for the label UNESCO Géoparc of Haute-Provence
Between the 23th and the 26th of July, two UNESCO experts Tran Tan Van et Hartmut Escher discover the Geopark of Haute-Provence territory, for the visit for Geopark label revalidation. For them, and all the people who participated to this mission, here is a video redrawing these 4 days.
A new Geopark label
Businessmen, restaurants and hotels managers, producers,signed an agreement with the Haute-Provence Geopark, in order to obtain a Geopark quality label. The purpuse is to propose to tourists a local production of quality, to assist d'assister to products production and valuation, and to participate to to the increasement of the global quality tourist offer on the Geopark of Haute-Provence territory.
The peddler : a ghost job
The peddler job disappeared around 100 years ago. But it was really common in moutains areas, as it is in the Geopark of Haute-Provence. Jean-Pierre Coste was one of them. His grand son, Roger Coste, is doing tours on schools and retirement homes to talk about his grand father, and his disappeared job ...
L'Art d'Oise, restaurant with the Geopark label - Les petits chèvres, a producer, also labelised.
The restaurant L'Art d'Oise, in Champtercier, has been one of the first to obtain the label Geopark oh Haute-Provence. The chef, Frédéric Payan,works with a lot of local producers. As Gaël Bernard, goats breeder at Mirabeau. He also is labelised Geopark.
Plantes Compagnes, products with the Geopark label
In order to obtain the Geopark label, it needs to use, between other things, to use local ressources and to respect the environment. This is why, naturaly, Marie Buatois products, Plantes Compagnes, received the label few months ago. Discover the activity of this Nature lover...