Le Vernet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Vernet in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Seyne-les-Alpes at 9 km from Le Vernet

Visit Le Vernet: highlights and tourist information

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Le Vernet 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 Le Vernet in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Seyne-les-Alpes at 9 km and Colmars-les-Alpes at 21 km.

Le Vernet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Barcelonnette guide
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Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Sisteron guide


at 40 km (direction north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Gap guide


at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Annot guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The fortified mountain town of Briancon, one of the highest towns in...

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Castellane guide


at 49 km (direction south-east)

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

See Entrevaux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Moustiers guide

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Map of places to visit near Le Vernet


Markets in and near Le Vernet

  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Colmars: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Digne-les-Bains: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (31km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (33km)

More information about Le Vernet, Provence

Tourist attractions near Le Vernet, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) (48km)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Clue de Barles (12km)
  • Source - Verdon (14km)
  • Col d'Allos (16km)
  • Lac d'Allos (26km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (27km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (28km)
  • Col de la Bonette (34km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (46km)
  • Lac de Castillon (46km)

Geography and distances

Le Vernet is in the south-east of France at 24 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Le Vernet is 595 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Vernet

Canton: Seyne

Arrondissement: Digne-les-Bains

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Le Vernet

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 595 km

from Calais: 816 km

from Nice: 95 km

from Bordeaux: 555 km

from Strasbourg: 490 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 Vernet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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

This page in French: Visiter Le Vernet


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