Tourism - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is one of the largest and least densely populated French department with an area of 6,935 km2 and about 140 000 inhabitants, less than 20 inhabitants per km2. It is a land of contrasts between the Alps and Provence, bordered by Italy. The altitude ranges from 260 to 3,450 m. Vegetation varies from Mediterranean holm oaks and olive trees to sub-alpine pine trees, spruces and alpine meadows. In the midst of this amazing landscape, torrents have carved beautiful gorges such as the Verdon and the last glaciers have left high altitude turquoise lakes. The Allos lake located at 2,230 m high, is the largest high altitude lake in Europe.

Eleven remarkable villages have been classified as "Villages et cités de caractère" such as Annot, Lurs, Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and many more. They all have a unique architectural heritage and less than 2,000 inhabitants. The region is also known for its high quality local products such as olive oil, honey, cheeses and spirits.

Top tourist cities in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence


Tourism Digne-les-Bains

Digne-les-Bains, with 17 000 inhabitants, is the main city of the Alpes de Haute-Provence department. The city is the capital of lavender, the symbol of the region of Provence. Digne-les-Bains is known for its great living environment with more than 300 days of sunshine ...

Must : Musée-Promenade de Haute Provence, Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourg, Le centre culturel Alexandra David-Néel


Tourism Barcelonnette

Chief town of the district, geographical and administrative center of the valley Ubaye Barcelonnette is included in a route from Nice to Grenoble, Marseille to Turin (the Col de Larche) and Nice in Thonon, the route Located at 1135 m altitude at the foot of ski areas ...


Tourism Castellane

Castellane is a French commune, sub-prefecture of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. Castellane is a very old city located upstream of the Gorges du Verdon. Sights Castellane Dolmen des Pierres Blanches, Neolithic-Chalcolithic Le Roc ...


Tourism Forcalquier

Forcalquier is a French commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. To visit in Forcalquier Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Bourguet Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Provence Chapelle Saint-Marc Chapel St Pancras

Must : Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Bourguet