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Refuge d'Art

Old Esclangon

Conditions of access

NB : to visit this Refuge, a request must be made to the Musée Gassendi. Keys are issued in return for a deposit of ID.

Visit the Refuge the day
Sleeping in the Refuge d'Art


By car
Parking: beside the Clue du Péroué
Distance: 14 km from Digne-les-Bains
Time: around 30 mins

Follow the signposts for the ‘Musée-Promenade'. Having crossed the bridge over the river Bès, carry on along the D900a in the direction of Barles. A few kilometres after Esclangon there is a car park on the left, beside a bridge and before the tunnel of La Clue du Pérouré.

Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total distance: 3.4 km
Net difference in altitude: 210 m
Markings: yellow

(1) The path starts at the car park, and winds upward across red clay. Close to the abandoned village of Le Vieil Esclangon, pass through a forest into pastureland. (2) The Refuge d'Art – Vieil Esclangon is on the other side of the meadow.
Return by the same route.

GPS references

voiture-digne-clue_du_peroue.gpx By car
rda-esclangon.gpx Hikes

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