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Barcelonnette tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barcelonnette in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Visit Barcelonnette: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Barcelonnette is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Barcelonnette is 595 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Colmars-les-Alpes at 23 km and Embrun at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Barcelonnette, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Map of places to visit near Barcelonnette


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

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

Barcelonnette is in the south-east of France. 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

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