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Saumane tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saumane in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Simiane-la-Rotonde at 16 km from Saumane

Visit Saumane: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Simiane-la-Rotonde at 16 km and Forcalquier at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 16 km (direction south-west)

The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just one of the...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Forcalquier guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mane guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette you can visit...

See Oppedette guide
Gorges d'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lurs guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Drome department

The medieval centre of Montbrun-les-Bains, listed as a 'most beautiful village in...

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide


at 23 km (direction west), in the Vaucluse department

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender fields, Sault is...

See Sault guide


at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sisteron guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a...

See Manosque guide


at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide


at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See Valensole guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore...

See Roussillon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saumane


Markets in and near Saumane

  • Banon: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (16km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (24km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (26km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (27km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (30km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (34km)

Hotels near Saumane

More information about Saumane, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saumane, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (34km)

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 prieuré de Salagon (18km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (18km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (36km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (40km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (43km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (25km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (29km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (41km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (42km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (42km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (45km)
  • Lac de Quinson (52km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (54km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (54km)

Geography and distances

Saumane is in the south-east of France at 44 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Saumane is 588 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saumane

Canton: Banon

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saumane

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 588 km

from Calais: 815 km

from Nice: 134 km

from Bordeaux: 504 km

from Strasbourg: 524 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 Saumane from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Banon, La Rochegiron, Lardiers and Redortiers.

This page in French: Visiter Saumane

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