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Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 46 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is 608 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mane at 5 km and Forcalquier at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, 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 Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

Markets in and near Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

  • Forcalquier: market Monday (7km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (10km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (21km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (21km)
  • Valensole: market Saturday (23km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (25km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, France

What to do at Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire.

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (41km)
  • Mont Ventoux (46km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (5km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (5km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (23km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (27km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (29km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (34km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (19km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (21km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (21km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (24km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (28km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (34km)
  • Lac de Quinson (35km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (41km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (44km)
  • Clue de Barles (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (52km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

Canton: Forcalquier

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 608 km

from Calais: 835 km

from Nice: 127 km

from Bordeaux: 511 km

from Strasbourg: 543 km

Getting here

Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire is in the south-east of France. 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 Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubenas-les-Alpes, Dauphin, Forcalquier, Mane, Reillanne, Saint-Martin-les-Eaux and Villemus.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire

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