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Le Castellard-Melan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Castellard-Melan in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Digne-les-Bains at 14 km from Le Castellard-Melan

Visit Le Castellard-Melan: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Digne-les-Bains at 14 km and Sisteron at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Castellard-Melan, 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 Le Castellard-Melan in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 14 km (direction south-east)

As well as being a spa town, the medieval...

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Sisteron guide


at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lurs guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Forcalquier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Moustiers guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mane guide


at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

Valensole is surrounded by lavender fields, and the lavender industry is...

See Valensole guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 41 km (direction south)

Your trip to the village of Riez should include...

See Riez guide


at 41 km (direction south), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Gap guide
Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

Scenery at 47 km (direction south-east)

These gorges in northern Provence are one of the...

See Gorges du Verdon guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Var department

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

See Aiguines guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Castellard-Melan


Markets in and near Le Castellard-Melan

  • Digne-les-Bains: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (14km)
  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (21km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (28km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (38km)
  • Moustiers: market Friday (39km)

More information about Le Castellard-Melan, Provence

Tourist attractions near Le Castellard-Melan, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (40km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (40km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (40km)
  • Domaine de Charance (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Clue de Barles (12km)
  • Source - Verdon (37km)
  • Col d'Allos (39km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (41km)
  • Lac de Castillon (48km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (48km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (50km)

Geography and distances

Le Castellard-Melan is in the south-east of France at 14 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Le Castellard-Melan is 594 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Castellard-Melan

Canton: Digne-les-Bains-Ouest

Arrondissement: Digne-les-Bains

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Le Castellard-Melan

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 594 km

from Calais: 817 km

from Nice: 106 km

from Bordeaux: 536 km

from Strasbourg: 504 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 Le Castellard-Melan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Authon and Thoard.

This page in French: Visiter Le Castellard-Melan

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