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Saint-Vincent-les-Forts tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Vincent-les-Forts in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Lake Serre-Poncon at 8 km from Saint-Vincent-les-Forts

Visit Saint-Vincent-les-Forts: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Vincent-les-Forts is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lake Serre-Poncon at 8 km and Seyne-les-Alpes at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, 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-Vincent-les-Forts in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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

Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 8 km (direction north-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide


at 23 km (direction east)

Barcelonnette has an attractive town centre, and also a...

See Barcelonnette guide


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

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

See Gap guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Mont-Dauphin guide


at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The silver mines in L'Argentiere la Bessée, very active in the 19th...

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

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

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sisteron guide


Church at 53 km (direction north-west), in the Isere department

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 64 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly...

See Mens guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Vincent-les-Forts


Markets in and near Saint-Vincent-les-Forts

  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (13km)
  • Embrun: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Embrun: market Saturday (16km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Guillestre: market Monday (33km)

More information about Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) (32km)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Queyras (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (29km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (8km)
  • Source - Verdon (20km)
  • Col d'Allos (24km)
  • Clue de Barles (25km)
  • Lac d'Allos (36km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (36km)
  • Col de la Bonette (37km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Poligny (38km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Vincent-les-Forts is in the south-east of France at 40 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Saint-Vincent-les-Forts is 578 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Vincent-les-Forts

Canton: Lauzet-Ubaye

Arrondissement: Barcelonnette

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Vincent-les-Forts

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 578 km

from Calais: 798 km

from Nice: 109 km

from Bordeaux: 551 km

from Strasbourg: 472 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 Saint-Vincent-les-Forts from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Lauzet-Ubaye, Le Sauze-du-Lac and Montclar.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Vincent-les-Forts

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