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Best things to do in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“The magnificently rugged gorges makes for a wonderful day-trip when combined with a stop at the Lac Saint Croix, which is located at the mouth to the Verdon river. Both are impressive to see - have a picnic at the lake followed by a swim or hire a paddle boat or kayak, then explore on the water. Or just stop on the bridge to take photos, then drive on up to see the gorge - there are many places to stop to get out of the car to take photos. One can also go rock-climbing or para-gliding, though booking ahead is essential. Approximately 60 minutes from Jouques.”
289 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fabulous lake, beeches, restaurants, waterspouts, sight seeing, lavender fields .... stunning!”
146 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“C'est à 15mn en voiture de Fondeluygne (15mn by car of the cottage). Une ballade inoubliable (this is An unforgettable ballad). Les falaises d'ocre sont un lieu Provençal incontournable (The cliffs of Ochre are an Provençal place to be seen). Celles de Roussillon aussi mais beaucoup plus touristiques (Those of Roussillon also but much more tourist). A voir sur le site/ To see on the web site : http://www.colorado-provencal.com/”
78 locals recommend
Lake
“Manmade glacial lake, watersports, swimming beach, boat hire,boat rides. Take a picnic to one of the many small coves, or hire pedaloes at the main lakeside beach. ”
54 locals recommend
History Museum
“Un musée accessible à partir 5-6 ans avec des parcours différenciés selon les âges. La visite peut se compléter avec des grottes et reconstitutions d'abris préhistoriques, ou une baignade ou du pédalo dans les basses gorges du Verdon.”
23 locals recommend
Reservoir
“Le lac d’Esparron-de-Verdon, d’une superficie de 328 ha, constitue l’un des plus sauvages du Verdon avec ses multiples calanques et falaises, ses eaux turquoise, ses gorges. Aux abords du lac, le village d’Esparron-de-Verdon, perché sur la roche, offre un point de vue imprenable sur la vallée et le lac. Il est le point de départ idéal pour découvrir le Verdon, avec des villes comme Gréoux-les-Bains et Moustiers-Sainte-Marie à proximité. ”
32 locals recommend
Park
“Whether you go canyoning, cycling or just enjoy the views, this is a special area of France.”
20 locals recommend
Lake
“Lake coming from the miraculous spring of Mirail. Has its own beach, which is watched by a lifeguard during summer. Restaurant and snack bar nearby. // Etang de la Bonde, situé à 15 minutes en voiture de la maison. Plage, baignade surveillée, snacks à proximité. Un premier parking payant, un deuxième légèrement plus loin gratuit. Attention aux radars sur la route devant l'Etang l'été !”
24 locals recommend
Park
“It is surely a bit far (Around 1h45min by car) but if you come from far it could be a unique occasion to visit the most beautiful canyon in Europe!!! ”
23 locals recommend
Bookstore
“La plus belle librairie de toute la région. C'est à 11 km du gîte. A voir absolument”
17 locals recommend
Museum
“Great views, interesting history all situated in a town that in itself merits visiting. A must for Napoleon fans.”
16 locals recommend
Lake
“There is a stunning walk up to this lake, which is the highest Europe - The 2 hour hike up to it is fairly easy.”
16 locals recommend
Establishment
“Fine ancient Roman bridge, geological site with excellent walks along the gorge and very popular for swimming or just lazing in the sun.”
16 locals recommend
Establishment
“Beautiful mountains and lake. Breathtaking views. Hiking, swimming, canoeing​ ”
18 locals recommend
Housing Development
“plage aménagée au début du lac en arrivant de Castellane, faire le retour par le lac de Chaudane pour la vue”
13 locals recommend
Museum
“Très intéressant avec ses jardins de plantes médicinales et ses expositions permanentes.”
16 locals recommend