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Find your ideal campsite in the Alpes de Haute Provence

Do you know the Alpes de Haute Provence ?

The Alpes de Haute Provence lie in the heart of the southern Provence-Alpes- Côte d'Azur region, between the Italian border and in the centre of the triangle formed by Marseille, Nice and Grenoble. One of the largest French ‘départements’ or counties, the 04 Department is a popular year-round destination with 300 days of sunshine per year !

 

In the Alpes de Haute Provence you will find  "a sumptuous and luminous nature under an exceptional provencal climate, with landscapes ranging from plains to mountains, and three distinct  touristic areas each with their own characteristics and traditions" (Source: AD04).

It is also a singular destination for lovers of rustic or fine cuisine, for those passionate about local arts and crafts, for those curious about the heritage of history and humanity , or for those who have a fearless love of extreme sports.

 How to get here ?

Only seven hours south of Paris, and less than 2 hours from Marseille or Nice, the Alpes de Haute Provence can be accessed by motorway and by railway (TGV, TER or the local picturesque ‘Train des Pignes’).

 

 1 county, 3 destinations

La Haute Provence : 

Crossed by the Durance and the Bléone rivers, it is mostly rural architecture that shapes the landscape around Forcalquier and the Lure mountains, where pastoral life continues to give rhythm to the daily routine. Manosque, Sisteron and Digne les Bains are the main urban areas, with their flourishing  economic activities and touristic festivities and cultural events, which abound from spring to autumn.

 

Le Verdon :

Connecting the Alps and Provence, the Verdon area is centered around the emerald waters of the Verdon River – famous for its gorges and grand canyon. It offers a range of sporting activities (climbing, river and other water sports, hang-gliding, paragliding etc) as well as cultural discoveries. Dominated by the Valensole Plateau, the Verdon area is home to some prestigious towns  such as Riez la Romaine, Moustiers Sainte Marie and Castellane, and not far from the villages of Annot and Entrevaux, with its famous citadel.

 

 Les Alpes : 

The grand mountainous region of the Southern Alps : Blanche-Serre-Ponçon, la Vallée de l’Ubaye, and le Val d’Allos unfurl along turbulent rivers.  In the summer, these high valleys retain their privileged sense of the pastoral life where mouflons, chamois and other deer come to drink in the clear water of the torrents.

There is no need to be a high-level sportsman to go off the beaten track and discover the attractions of the mountains whilst enjoying the Mediterranean climate !