Close to the Côte d’Azur, the Gorges du Verdon and the ski resorts of the Val d’Allos, Saint-André-les-Alpes is located between lake and mountains. It is a protected and preserved site located in the heart of the Verdon regional natural park and the geological nature reserve of Haute Provence. It is a privileged place where a myriad of outdoor activities, discoveries or relaxation is offered to you.
Calm or adrenaline There is something for everyone
For hiking enthusiasts, Saint-André-les-Alpes offer marked trails, cycle and mountain bike routes (certified by the FFC) as well as wooded areas inhabited by rare species of fauna and flora. So many wonderful and memorable walks in the colours of lavender!
Situated on the edge of Lake Castillon, the first lake in the Verdon, with its remarkable emerald green colour, there is no lack of activities! Swimming, boating, fishing, all in a calm and relaxing environment.
In season, discover the magnificent Provencal market, the terraces near the fountains where it is good to stroll. Take the time to taste Provencal or Alpine specialities concocted with products from our region.
The Lake of Castillon is a place not to be missed for fishing in the second category in the Verdon, on the banks or in a small boat, discover the fish of our region!
All year round, fishing cards can be purchased at our tourist offices.
From Nice to Saint-André-les-Alpes, board the mythical train des Pignes of the Chemins de fer de Provence line!
Let yourself be tempted by a picturesque stopover in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in 100% comfort. Discover our perched villages and numerous works of art. From the palm trees of the Côte d’Azur to the lavender of the Haut Pays, a change of scenery guaranteed!
4 return trips between Nice and Saint-André-les-Alpes with more than 100 kilometres of metric track
This famous blue flower alone symbolises the fame of Provence. While hiking in the Saint-André-les-Alpes area, you will see this fine lavender in its wild state. For some years now, several local farmers have been cultivating this high altitude plant.
Don’t hesitate to discover their passion and know-how.
Magnificent landscapes are to be discovered from mid-July onwards, or depending on the weather conditions, around the beginning of July.
Discover the old lavender distillery in Barrême. Founded in 1904, it is the testimony of a flourishing industry. Renovated, it now houses the Secrets de fabrique museum. A dive into the fascinating history of lavender awaits you!
It is impossible not to fall in love with the unique emerald green colour of the lake of Castillon and the hilly landscape. Take a step up to the Mont Chalvet, the Dindière lookouts and the colline des deux saints for a breathtaking panoramic view!
Belike the bird
Paragliding is a sensation of freedom unique in the world. A gentle ascent to discover the Verdon via the air, as you have never seen it before!
Take the timeto enjoy
Travelling on the Chemins de Fer de Provence train is an unforgettable experience. At the rhythm of the train, take the time to admire the landscapes and discover our perched villages.
In Saint-André-les-Alpes and the surrounding villages: Barrême, Senez, Chaudon-Norante, Tartonne, Clumanc, Lambruisse, La Mure-Argens, Moriez, Allons, Angles, Saint Jacques and Saint Lions… Book your stay !
Hotels, Bed and Breakfast, group accommodation, open air hotels, unusual accommodation and holiday rentals, you will find what you are looking for.