The historic town of Dignes-les-Bains is the capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region. This picturesque town is the primary centre of the lavender trade, but more notably, it's famous for featuring in Victor Hugo's renowned novel Les Misérables. In Roman times, the region was known for its hot springs, and still today, the town boasts relaxing thermal baths and a spa. Hire a car in Dignes-les-Bains and you can take a trip to the thermal baths and spa which sits on the Eaux-Chaudes River, only 3km from the town.