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Getting around by car

Located between 1 hour and 2:30 hours from Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Toulon, the villages of Sources in the Verdon canyon welcome you in unspoiled nature, without motorways or red lights.

Your itinerary

Whether you are keen on the shorter route or love side roads, choose the route that suits you.
Visualize your journey with a route comparator:

Travel time between our main villages

Our environment is preserved but… our roads are winding. It is best to rely on time rather than mileage.

Annot Castellane Colmars-les-Alpes Entrevaux La Palud-sur-Verdon Saint-André-les- Alpes
Annot 40 min 45 min 15 min 1 h 25 min 30 min
Castellane 40 min 1 h 50 min 45 min 25 min
Colmars-les-Alpes 45 min 1 h 1 h 1 h 30 min 30 min
Entrevaux 15 min 50 min 1h 1h 35 min 40 min
La Palud-sur- Verdon 1 h 25 min 45 min 1 h 30 min 1 h 35 min 1 h 10 min
Saint-André-les Alpes 30 min 25 min 30 min 40 min 1 h 10 min

Good advice for getting around

In winter, special equipment is compulsory on snow-covered roads and some roads or passes are not accessible, it is best to find out before using your GPS.

  • Crest Road

The road is limited in height to 3.6 m and in length to 12 m, with no tonnage limit. The part of the road from Pas de la Baou to the chalet de la Maline is one-way, clockwise.
It closes from the last Friday in November to the last Friday in March.
The most legendary lookouts:
Trescaïre, Carelle and Dent d’Aïre, remain accessible all year round.

  • Allos Lake Road

Open from June to mid October.
Specific regulations apply for vehicles with a gauge greater than 2.10 meters.

  • The Col d’Allos

Open from mid May to the end of October. In summer, the Col d’Allos is reserved for cyclists on certain dates and times. It is limited to less than 3.5 T but be careful of Also for motorhomes because it is a narrow lane with hairpin bends. 

  • The Col des Champs

Open from June to the end of November

The opening and closing dates of these passes and routes depend on the weather conditions.

  • Daluis Gorges: winding and narrow road but accessible by a motorhome.

Accelerated charging stations have been deployed in the villages of Annot, Barreme, Castellane, Colmars-les-Alpes, Entrevaux, La Palud sur Verdon, Saint-André-les-Alpes.
They are accessible with or without a subscription.

As a general rule, parking throughout the territory is free.Only, Place Marcel Sauvaire in Castellane is a blue zone and the Point sublime car park is chargeable in July / August.