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Our Vauban cities

Strongholds Vauban, Colmars-Les-Alpes and Entrevaux leave their mark on the turbulent history of the kingdom of France during the time of the Sun King.

Live the cultural adventure
In Colmars-les-Alpes

If there is one place that we thought was peaceful, it is this valley of Haute Provence nestled at the foot of the Alps.
However, for 300 years the Haut Verdon was the theater of a border between Provence and Savoy.
Bordered by the tumultuous waters of the Verdon and in a green setting at the gates of the Mercantour National Park, Colmars is an architectural gem.
With its two 17th century military forts: Fort de France and Fort de Savoie, its rampart which encircles the town with its tall traditional houses, the fortified town will make you experience a real “cultural adventure”.

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Did you know ?

150 strongholds were designed or redesigned by Vauban throughout France.

Cities of character

Formerly strategic cities, they have kept their letters of nobility and open the doors of their monuments to you for the pleasure of lovers of old stones and history buffs.

Their strong character has earned them the label town and village of character.

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3 good reasons to discover our cities

Discovermilitary architecture

perfectly preserved.

Visitremarkable monuments

open to the public.

Returnin the past

in places steeped in history.

Further information

For people with reduced mobility, a toy is available upon reservation at the Colmars tourist information office.

To visit the villages more simply, use the baby carrier with strollers.

Do you want to explore with a guide?

To learn more about our cities, do not hesitate to discover them with a guide.

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