Barras tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barras in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Digne-les-Bains at 10 km from Barras

Visit Barras: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Digne-les-Bains at 10 km and Sisteron at 16 km.

Barras, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The citadel is the main attraction in Sisteron, along with the dramatic rocky slope...

See Sisteron guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of Lurs is small but has a great deal of character...

See Lurs guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

The setting of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie below steep cliffs and the lively historic centre make Moustiers-Sainte-Marie...

See Moustiers guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

Forcalquier is a pleasant Luberon town with several interesting historic monuments...

See Forcalquier guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

Valensole is surrounded by lavender fields, and the lavender industry is also seen in...

See Valensole guide


at 32 km (direction south)

Your trip to the village of Riez should include the baptistery, 5th century and...

See Riez guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

The citadel above the village is the principal monument in the small Provencal village...

See Mane guide


at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Var department

Aiguines is a small traditional Provencal village between the Lac de Sainte-Croix and the...

See Aiguines guide
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Scenery at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

The Lac de Sainte-Croix is a popular leisure lake with beaches near the Gorges...

See Lac de Sainte-Croix guide


at 38 km (direction south)

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France is a charming small resort on the west coast of the Lac...

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide
Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

Scenery at 40 km (direction south-east)

These gorges in northern Provence are one of the most impressive scenic highlights in...

See Gorges du Verdon guide


at 40 km (direction south-west)

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a stroll up...

See Manosque guide

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Map of places to visit near Barras


Markets in and near Barras

  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (8km)
  • Digne-les-Bains: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (14km)
  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Moustiers: market Friday (30km)
  • Valensole: market Saturday (31km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (32km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Barras, Provence

Tourist attractions near Barras, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (20km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Clos de Villeneuve (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (33km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Clue de Barles (18km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (38km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (42km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (42km)
  • Lac de Castillon (42km)
  • Source - Verdon (42km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (43km)
  • Col d'Allos (44km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (45km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (52km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (52km)

Geography and distances

Barras is in the south-east of France at 10 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Barras is 602 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barras

Canton: Digne-les-Bains-Ouest

Arrondissement: Digne-les-Bains

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Barras

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 602 km

from Calais: 825 km

from Nice: 103 km

from Bordeaux: 537 km

from Strasbourg: 514 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 Barras from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiglun, Champtercier, Mirabeau and Thoard.

This page in French: Visiter Barras