Valernes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valernes in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Sisteron at 8 km from Valernes

Visit Valernes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sisteron at 8 km and Digne-les-Bains at 29 km.

Valernes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sisteron guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Lurs guide


at 33 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 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Gap guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Forcalquier guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mane guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 42 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 42 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


at 44 km (direction south-west)

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

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 47 km (direction south-west)

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

See Oppedette guide


at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Valensole guide
Gorges d\'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 47 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Sault guide

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Map of places to visit near Valernes


Markets in and near Valernes

  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (12km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (20km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (26km)
  • Serres: market Saturday (27km)
  • Digne-les-Bains: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (32km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Gap: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Valernes, Provence

Tourist attractions near Valernes, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de Charance (36km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (39km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (39km)

Sites of natural beauty


Geography and distances

Valernes is in the south-east of France at 29 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Valernes is 580 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valernes

Canton: Motte-du-Caire

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Valernes

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 580 km

from Calais: 804 km

from Nice: 122 km

from Bordeaux: 522 km

from Strasbourg: 500 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 Valernes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateaufort, Le Poet, Nibles and Vaumeilh.

This page in French: Visiter Valernes