Valavoire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sisteron at 14 km from Valavoire

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Valavoire 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 Valavoire in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sisteron at 14 km and Seyne-les-Alpes at 24 km.

Valavoire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sisteron guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Gap guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lurs guide


at 42 km (direction south-west)

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

See Forcalquier guide


at 45 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mane guide


at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide


at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Valensole guide


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

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

See Moustiers guide


at 51 km (direction west), in the Drome department

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

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide

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Markets in and near Valavoire

  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (20km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (22km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Digne-les-Bains: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (29km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Serres: market Saturday (33km)
  • Chorges: market Sunday (34km)

More information about Valavoire, Provence

Tourist attractions near Valavoire, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Mont-Dauphin place forte (Vauban fortifications) (62km)

National Monuments

  • Place Forte de Mont-Dauphin (62km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (45km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Clue de Barles (16km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (35km)
  • Source - Verdon (39km)
  • Col d'Allos (42km)
  • Lac de Castillon (58km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (58km)

Geography and distances

Valavoire is in the south-east of France at 25 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Valavoire is 583 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valavoire

Canton: Motte-du-Caire

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Valavoire

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 583 km

from Calais: 806 km

from Nice: 116 km

from Bordeaux: 530 km

from Strasbourg: 496 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 Valavoire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Authon, Chateaufort, Clamensane, Nibles and Saint-Geniez.

This page in French: Visiter Valavoire