Castellane tourism and travel guide

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Castellane 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 Castellane. For detailed visitor information see the Castellane 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 Castellane in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Trigance at 11 km and Bargeme at 14 km.

Castellane, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

Scenery at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gorges du Verdon guide


at 11 km (direction south-west), in the Var department

Trigance is a charming small village and castle to the east of...

See Trigance guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south-south-east), in the Var department

More than 1000 metres above sea-level, it is no surprise that the...

See Bargeme guide


at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Annot guide
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at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Var department

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

See Aiguines guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Moustiers guide


at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

The elevated position of Mons, at 800 metres altitude, means the views...

See Mons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Var department

The village of Seillans is a perched village in the Pays de...

See Seillans guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Entrevaux guide
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Scenery at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lac de Sainte-Croix guide


at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

Fayence itself is a pleasant, unspoiled small town and well placed to...

See Fayence guide


at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

The small village of Tourrettes is one of several perched villages in...

See Tourrettes guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Var department

Bauduen is a pretty village with a beach on the shores of...

See Bauduen guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide

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Markets in and near Castellane

Market days in Castellane: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Castellane: market Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Andre-les-Alpes: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Moustiers: market Friday (23km)
  • Fayence: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (29km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (32km)
  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (33km)
  • Aups: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Draguignan: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Castellane, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (38km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (42km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (43km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Barrage de Chaudanne (2km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (4km)
  • Lac de Castillon (4km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (28km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (32km)
  • Lac de Quinson (42km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (46km)
  • Lac d'Allos (46km)
  • Clue de Barles (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (45km)

Geography and distances

Castellane is in the south-east of France at 35 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Castellane is 642 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Castellane

Canton: Castellane

Arrondissement: Castellane

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Castellane

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 642 km

from Calais: 864 km

from Nice: 63 km

from Bordeaux: 574 km

from Strasbourg: 535 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 Castellane from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Demandolx and La Garde.

This page in French: Visiter Castellane


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