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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Colmars-les-Alpes at 3 km and Annot at 23 km.

Villars-Colmars, France: places to visit and attractions

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 Savoie and fortified...

See Colmars-les-Alpes guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Annot guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Barcelonnette guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

The narrow medieval streets and the citadel on the hill above the village are...

See Entrevaux guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

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 l'Ubaye is one of the...

See Vallee de l'Ubaye guide


at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Digne-les-Bains guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

The small town of Castellane has a pleasant historic centre and is dominated by...

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 border, includes the...

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 impressive scenic highlights in...

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 because of its...

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 time as the...

See Embrun guide


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

Trigance is a charming small village and castle to the east of the Gorges...

See Trigance guide


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

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

See Moustiers guide

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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

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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