Alpes de Haute Provence
In Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence are an exceptional and sunny natural setting.
Between Provence and Hautes-Alpes, the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence stretches from lavender fields to mountain lakes. This southern and mountainous territory is bathed in sunshine. It is a real paradise for a successful vacation.
The essentials of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
We do not count the must-see sites of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Nature side, the Mercantour Park, the great lakes, the gorges of the Méouge or the canyon of the Verdon… On the cultural and historical level, the Napoleon route, the Pignes train, Barcelonnette or even Sisteron reveal a unique heritage. And finally, this territory is a magnificent setting for all outdoor sports enthusiasts! The hiking trails, ski resorts and marked trails are exceptional.
Remarkable natural sites
Among emblematic natural sites of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, let's start with the Lubéron and its picturesque villages, such as Forcalquier, Manosque or Sisteron. The legendary Mercantour Park offers a multitude of valleys to discover… The Ubaye valley, the Allos valley, the Blanche Serre-Ponçon valley and their village resorts are all beautiful. The Verdon canyon, the large lakes, the Valensole plateau are other wonders to discover.
In the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, outdoor sports are practiced intensely. Mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, canyoning, climbing, via-ferrata, paragliding and of course skiing… Everything is possible! The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is a 100% Outdoor Sports area.
The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence were the witnesses of a long history told by the remains still present. The citadel of Sisteron or the Mont d'Or tower in Manosque are representative of the region. In Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir chapel is magnificent. Finally, the towns and villages of character offer visitors hours of strolling in the heart of the maze of alleys.