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Visit Colmars: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the Fort de Savoie and fortified medieval gateways

Colmars 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 Colmars. For detailed visitor information see the Colmars travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barcelonnette at 23 km and Annot at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Colmars, 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 Colmars in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



less than one km (direction )

In the mountain village of Colmars highlights include the Fort...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 23 km (direction )

Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a good number of...

See Barcelonnette guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Annot guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Entrevaux guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide
Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 36 km (direction east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

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

See Mercantour National Park guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The small town of Castellane has a pleasant historic centre...

See Castellane guide
Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

Scenery at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorges du Verdon guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Var department

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

See Trigance guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south-west)

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

See Moustiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Colmars


Markets in and near Colmars

Market days in Colmars: seasonal market: Friday & Tuesday;

  • Colmars: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Saint-Andre-les-Alpes: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Digne-les-Bains: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (33km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (33km)

More information about Colmars, Provence

Tourist attractions near Colmars, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (38km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac d'Allos (9km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (13km)
  • Col d'Allos (13km)
  • Source - Verdon (17km)
  • Col de la Bonette (22km)
  • Clue de Barles (30km)
  • Lac de Castillon (34km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (34km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (38km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (42km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (43km)

Geography and distances

Colmars is in the south-east of France at 33 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Colmars is 614 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Colmars

Canton: Allos-Colmars

Arrondissement: Castellane

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Colmars

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 614 km

from Calais: 833 km

from Nice: 74 km

from Bordeaux: 576 km

from Strasbourg: 497 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 Colmars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvezer and Villars-Colmars.

This page in French: Visiter Colmars

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