Crossing the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, from north to south, is a unique experience. One leaves the alpine resorts and having crossed a steep valleyed region, so well described by Jean Giono, one arrives in Sisteron. Here, it already smells of Provence... with magnificent landscapes, scattered with villages rising above the lavender fields. Of course, as is always the case in sunny areas, property in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence can be fairly expensive. But depending on what you want, and you wallet, you can choose to buy a village house in stone in Forcalquier, a chalet around Barcelonnette, or some building land with views in Vachères. And if you would like to observe the stars and the milky way, this is the ideal spot!