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Barcelonnette

Ubaye Valley and perfumes from Mexico

Blason BarcelonnetteBarcelonnette (Occitan Barciloneta / Barcilona) is a sub-prefecture of the department of Alpes de Haute Provence. The town is located in the Ubaye valley, its inhabitants are called Barcelonnettes.

Founded in 1231 by Ramon Berenguer IV Barcelona, Count of Barcelona and Count of Provence, cited takes its name from its founder. In 1713, Barcelonnette will be an exchange of territories with Savoy in treaties of Utrecht. Barcelonnette will thereafter a special status within the generality of Provence.

The outskirts of the city are constructed colonial-style houses, built by emigrants in Mexico and returned to the country between 1870 and 1930, made fortunes. This epic, often told, for example, is recounted in a novel three volumes published by Fayard (Barcelonnettes; Volume 1: "The Gardens of Almeda" - Volume 2: Lands hot "- Volume 3: The soldadera")

Monuments and Sites to visit

Paul Reynaud's House
The TowerCardinalis
Le Valley's Museum
The Sapinière
The square Manuel

Pictures of Barcelonnettes

Barcelonnette Barcelonnette - Médiathèque Barcelonnette - église La Maison de Paul Reynaud Villa Mexicaine La Place Manuel

Around Barcelonnettes

Vallée de l'Ubaye - Jausiers - Pra Loup - Serre-Ponçcon - Parc du Mercantour - Vallée du Haut Verdon - Gorges du Verdon - Val d'Allos - Colmars les Alpes

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