Nos villages

Discover the villages

Go from Provence to the mountains in just a few kilometers! The Verdon region is rich in authentic villages full of character. Take the time to explore and discover them at your own pace!

From the springs to the Gorges du Verdon, via the Vaïre and Var rivers, discover our 6 emblematic villages:

Annot, Castellane, Colmars-les-Alpes, Entrevaux, La Palud-sur-Verdon and Saint-André-les-Alpes.

Annot and surroundings

Annot, certified “Villages and Cities of Caracter “ lies at the foot of the spectacular sandstone rock formationsurrounded by hundred-year-old chestnut trees between which winds the Chemins de fer de Provence line. Let yourself be lulled by the sound of water from its fountains and canals as you wander through the old town’s labyrinth of alleyways. A must-see destination for the Train des Pignes steam train, a place to relax and discover nature, it’s also a great place for hiking and a renowned climbing spot.

Discover the surrounding villages of the Vaïre and Coulomp valleys: Braux, Le Fugeret, Méailles, Saint-Benoit, Ubraye, Vergons.

Castellane and surroundings

Castellane is a village in Haute-Provence, gateway to the Gorges du Verdon and its outdoor activities. At the crossroads of the Route Napoléon and the lavender routes, in the heart of the Verdon Regional Nature Park, you’ll discover a cultural and natural heritage of rare richness. Built at the foot of the Roc, an impressive limestone boulder that seems to protect the town, it was home to the ancient village of Petra Castellana in the Middle Ages. The panorama from this promontory is breathtaking! Don’t miss the surrounding villages, authentic and rich in discoveries: Blieux, Demandolx, La Garde, Peyroules, Saint-Julien-du-Verdon and Soleilhas.

Colmars-les-Alpes and surroundings

Here, the dazzling natural beauty of the Mercantour National Park is combined with a rich heritage. From 1100 to more than 3000 meters above sea level, the mountains, caressed by the southern light, are omnipresent. The power of wide-open landscapes echoes the rumors of markets and festive events.

Located at the source of the Verdon, the villages of the upper valley are united around their main town: Colmars-les-Alpes, a fortified town classified as a ” Villages and Towns of Character “. They all have the distinctive feature of offering authentic charm in the immediate vicinity of the Val d’Allos mountain resorts. Sports, leisure and culture offer visitors unforgettable experiences in every season.

Entrevaux and surroundings

A former royal town fortified by Vauban and renowned for its citadel perched above the medieval village, Entrevaux will charm you from the moment you enter the Porte Royale.

A change of scenery is guaranteed from Entrevaux to Val-de-Chalvagne, up the Var valley to Castellet-lès-Sausses and Sausses, or on the edge of the Alpes-Maritimes in Val-de-Chanan with the villages of Saint-Pierre and La Rochette.

La Palud-sur-Verdon and surroundings

Located in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon and the
Verdon Regional Nature Park
the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon is the ideal base for exploring the grand canyon of the Verdon. A renowned spot for outdoor activities and a must forrock climbers, it’s also the starting point for numerous hiking and mountain biking trails. It’s a village that invites you to recharge your batteries, in the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Discover Châteauneuf-lès-Moustiers, the remains of a village overlooking the Baou valley, and the village of Rougon, perched on its rocky outcrop, overlooking the Samson Corridor, gateway to the Grand Canyon. Le Point sublime, a lookout point at the foot of the village, allows you to admire this impressive fault in the Gorges du Verdon.

Saint-André-les-Alpes and surroundings

Saint-André-les-Alpes, close to Lac de Castillon, benefits from a green, unspoilt setting. It’s a protected site and a gateway to the Verdon Regional Nature Park and the Haute-Provence Geological Nature Reserve.

Accessible via thelavender routes or the Chemins de fer de Provence, you’ll discover a wide range of landscapes, not forgetting the surrounding villages of Allons, Angles, La Mure-Argens, Lambruisse and Moriez . So many privileged places where a multitude of sporting and cultural activities are available to you.

Barrême, a must-see on the Route Napoléon, will reveal all the secrets of lavender cultivation, as well as its fossil wealth, with ammonites. Discover the many villages in the Asse valley: Chaudon-Norante, Clumanc, Saint-Jacques, Saint-Lions, Senez, Tartonne.