This valley in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department features forests, meadows and fields of lavender.
La Ferme de Sainte-Brigitte
First help milk the cows, then head to the adjoining shop to discover the farm's specialities such as its highly popular Michette tomme cheese.
Allos, route du Lac d’Allos – Tél. 04 92 8 02 62
Le refuge de L’Estrop
Run by brothers Matthieu and Olivier Raynaud who adore the mountains, this historic refuge is a departure point for numerous hikes. Do try the food made with wild plants such as nettles and sorrel.
Prads-Haute-Bélone, lieu-dit Refuge de l’Estrop - Tél. 06 32 06 05 65
Le Goût des Mets
In this former coaching inn now sporting the Pays Gourmand label you savour terroir specialities such as stewed local lamb and tasty toupines, little au gratin dishes using the valley's cured meats and cheeses.
Allos, Grand Rue – Tél. 04 92 83 00 04