Visit Annot (Provence, France)
Annot is to the south-east of the Alpes de Haute Provence department. A small village, Annot is in an enviable location surrounded by steeply sloping wooded hills and scenery and cascading streams and rivers.
The village itself is almost part of the mountain - enormous boulders surround and are part of the village, with houses built against the great sandstone rocks. The rocks, known as the 'Grés d'Annot', around Annot can be explored on an organised walkway in and around the village (the route of the 'Bedroom of the King').
Pass through one of the ancient gateways through the ramparts that originally defended Annot to reach the oldest part of the village, a region of attractive narrow streets lined with 14th century medieval houses and arched passages, and a lovely place to explore - there are numerous small features waiting to be discovered around every corner, from a small ancient fountain or washouse to intricately carved door lintels.
The church and donjon merit a visit, then finish with a stroll in the shady square in front of the town hall.
Be sure to see the Chapel of Vers-la-Ville with the cliffs rising precipitously on either side and the Templar church at Verimande.
A popular way to reach the village is on the little train that runs between Digne-les-Bains and Nice - a good way to admire the scenery, the train (the 'Train des Pignes') winds between the trees and the rocks to arrive at the village. The Annot train also stops at nearby Entrevaux making for a nice trip with the visits combined.
To visit near Annot
Visit also nearby Castellane, another picturesque village about 18km from Annot. There are also lots of smaller villages hidden in the valleys and cliffs nearby, and a great deal of stunning scenery to enjoy with numerous small lakes, cliffs and rock formations. The area is also very popular with rock-climbers.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Annot, Castellane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence, 4240 || GPS: latitude 43.965, longitude 6.6694
Map of Annot & places nearby
Highlights close by
Gorges du Verdon 25km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Annot, France
- Lac de Castillon - site of natural beauty (14km)
- Lac d'Allos - site of natural beauty (30km)
- Col de la Cayolle - site of natural beauty (33km)
- Gorges du Verdon - grand site of france (35km)
- Le Vallon du Brec - remarkable garden (36km)
- Grottes de Saint-Cezaire - site of natural beauty (36km)
- Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein - remarkable garden (36km)
- Seillans - most beautiful village (37km)
- Gourdon - most beautiful village (37km)
- Col d'Allos - site of natural beauty (37km)
Market days in Annot: Regular market(s) are held in Annot each Tuesday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Annot (Francais)