Saumane tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saumane: highlights and tourist information

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Saumane is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 44 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Saumane is 588 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

... 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)

More information about Saumane, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saumane, France

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

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (52km)

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)
  • Gorges de Régalon (54km)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Saumane 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 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