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Villars-Colmars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villars-Colmars in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Colmars-les-Alpes at 3 km from Villars-Colmars

Visit Villars-Colmars: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Colmars-les-Alpes at 3 km and Annot at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villars-Colmars, 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 Villars-Colmars in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 3 km (direction north-east)

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

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

The small village of Annot is most unusual, being built around great...

See Annot guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

The narrow medieval streets and the citadel on the hill...

See Entrevaux guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Seyne-les-Alpes guide
Vallee de l'Ubaye

Vallee de l'Ubaye

Scenery at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

Starting near the Lac de Poncon, the Vallée de...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

The small town of Castellane has a pleasant historic...

See Castellane guide
Mercantour National Park

Mercantour National Park

National Parc at 38 km (direction east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The National Park of Mercantour, in the Alps near the Italian...

See Mercantour National Park guide
Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

Scenery at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

These gorges in northern Provence are one of the most...

See Gorges du Verdon guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

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

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

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Embrun guide


at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Var department

Trigance is a charming small village and castle to the...

See Trigance guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-west)

The setting of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie below steep cliffs and the...

See Moustiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villars-Colmars


Markets in and near Villars-Colmars

  • Colmars: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Allos: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Andre-les-Alpes: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Barcelonnette: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Seyne: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Digne-les-Bains: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (33km)
  • Montclar: market Sunday - seasonal market only (34km)

More information about Villars-Colmars, Provence

Tourist attractions near Villars-Colmars, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (39km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac d'Allos (11km)
  • Col d'Allos (15km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (15km)
  • Source - Verdon (18km)
  • Col de la Bonette (24km)
  • Clue de Barles (29km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (32km)
  • Lac de Castillon (32km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (35km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (43km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (44km)
  • Gorges du Verdon (51km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (56km)

Geography and distances

Villars-Colmars is in the south-east of France at 31 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Villars-Colmars is 615 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villars-Colmars

Canton: Allos-Colmars

Arrondissement: Castellane

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Villars-Colmars

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 615 km

from Calais: 834 km

from Nice: 74 km

from Bordeaux: 574 km

from Strasbourg: 499 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 Villars-Colmars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvezer and Colmars.

This page in French: Visiter Villars-Colmars

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