Barcelonnette tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a good number of substantial 'Mexican villas' adding character to the town

Barcelonnette is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Barcelonnette. For detailed visitor information see the Barcelonnette travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Barcelonnette in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Colmars-les-Alpes at 23 km and Embrun at 23 km.

Barcelonnette, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Vallee de l\'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de l'Ubaye is one of the...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 23 km (direction south)

In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the Fort de Savoie and fortified...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 23 km (direction north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The historic centre of Embrun is usually visited at the same time as the...

See Embrun guide


at 23 km (direction west)

In the mountain village of Seyne you can see various parts of the medieval...

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de Serre-Poncon because of its...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The fortified mountain town of Briancon, one of the highest towns in Europe, is...

See Mont-Dauphin guide
Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The National Park of Mercantour, in the Alps near the Italian border, includes the...

See Mercantour National Park guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The silver mines in L'Argentiere la Bessée, very active in the 19th century, are...

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide


at 46 km (direction south-west)

As well as being a spa town, the medieval centre of Digne-les-Bains also merits...

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 47 km (direction south)

The small village of Annot is most unusual, being built around great boulders in...

See Annot guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Not a major tourist destination, in Gap we suggest you take a stroll around...

See Gap guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-east)

The narrow medieval streets and the citadel on the hill above the village are...

See Entrevaux guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 60 km (direction north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque natural highlughts in the high...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide

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Markets in and near Barcelonnette

Market days in Barcelonnette: seasonal market: Monday all day; weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Colmars: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (23km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (30km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (34km)

More information about Barcelonnette, Provence

Tourist attractions near Barcelonnette, France

What to do at Barcelonnette? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Barcelonnette.

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) (32km)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (32km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Verdon (11km)
  • Col d'Allos (11km)
  • Col de la Bonette (14km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (16km)
  • Lac d'Allos (18km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (28km)
  • Clue de Barles (35km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (45km)
  • Cirque de Viso (45km)

Geography and distances

Barcelonnette is in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Barcelonnette is 595 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barcelonnette

Canton: Barcelonnette

Arrondissement: Barcelonnette

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Barcelonnette

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 595 km

from Calais: 813 km

from Nice: 91 km

from Bordeaux: 574 km

from Strasbourg: 474 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - by car from Calais the drive takes about 11 hours. For driving distances to Barcelonnette from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Enchastrayes, Faucon-de-Barcelonnette, Saint-Pons and Uvernet-Fours.

This page in French: Visiter Barcelonnette