entre lac et montagne


Close to the Côte d’Azur, the Gorges du Verdon and the Val d’Allos ski resorts, Saint-André-les-Alpes lies between lake and mountains. It’s a protected and preserved site in the heart of the Verdon Regional Nature Park and the Haute-Provence geological nature reserve.

Pêche au lac de Castillon
Randonées calmes

Calm or adrenaline?

Something for everyone

For lovers of
Saint-André-les-Alpes offers marked trails, cycle and mountain bike circuits (FFC-approved) and wooded areas home to rare species of flora and fauna. So many wonderful and memorable lavender-coloured walks!

With its remarkable emerald green color, Lac de
Lac de Castillon
offers a wide range of activities in a calm and relaxing environment:

In season, discover the magnificent
Provencal market
and the terraces near the fountains. Take the time to sample Provencal or Alpine specialities concocted with
local produce

Lac de Castillon is a must for second category fishing in the Verdon. From the banks or from a small boat, discover the fish of our region.
Fishing cards are on sale all year round at our tourist offices.

Le parapente

Look up!

Saint-André-les-Alpes is an ideal spot for paragliding.

The world-renowned Mont-Chalvet site (1,613 m) hosts numerous European and international competitions.

You’ll see magnificent sails against an azure sky.

Want to give it a try? Don’t hesitate! In complete safety, supervised by experienced and passionate instructors, your first paragliding flight will be an unforgettable experience.

Paragliding is accessible to all!
Thanks to adapted gondolas and attentive professionals, it’s the ideal activity for people with motor disabilities.
Watch out for vertigo!

Did you know?

From Nice to Saint-André-les-Alpes, board the legendary train des Pignes of the
Chemins de fer de Provence

Let yourself be tempted by a picturesque stopover in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, 100% comfort. Discover our hilltop villages and numerous engineering structures. From the palm trees of the Côte d’Azur to the lavender of the high country, a change of scenery is guaranteed!

4 round trips between Nice and Saint-André-les-Alpes with over 100 kilometers of metric track.

La distillerie de lavande de Barrême
La lavande fine


This famous blue flower alone symbolizes the fame of Provence. While hiking in the Saint-André-les-Alpes area, you’ll come across this fine lavender in the wild. For some years now, several local growers have been cultivating this high-altitude plant.

Don’t hesitate to discover their passion and know-how.

Magnificent landscapes are waiting to be discovered from mid-July onwards, or depending on weather conditions around the beginning of July.

Discover the old lavender distillery in Barrême. Founded in 1904, it bears witness to a flourishing industry. Renovated, it now houses the “Secrets de fabrique” museum. A fascinating journey into the history of lavender awaits you!

3 good reasons to discover Saint-André-les-Alpes

Marvel at the beauty of the surroundings

It’s impossible not to fall in love with the unique emerald-green color of Lac de Castillon and its rolling landscapes. Take to the skies at Mont Chalvet, the Dindière lookouts and the colline des Deux Saints for breathtaking panoramic views!

Do like the bird

Paragliding is a unique feeling of freedom. A gentle ascent to discover the Verdon from the air, as you’ve never seen it before!

Take the time to enjoy

A trip on the Chemins de Fer de Provence train is an unforgettable experience. As the train moves along, take time to admire the scenery and discover our hilltop villages.

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Saint-André-les-Alpes and surroundings

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