Where to stay in Alpes de Haute Provence

The province of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence enchants with its great diversity of landscapes and Mediterranean climate. Located in the north of Provence, it offers a wide range of activities. The province is also characterised by various nature parks. This makes it particularly attractive for all kinds of outdoor sports. Hiking and cycling are great ways to get to know the province better. But you can also go climbing or try out various water sports. The beautiful towns surrounded by mountains or lavender fields invite you to stay and discover.

In addition, many small towns offer a number of special sights: Small alleys and cafés are there to be discovered. They also invite you to take a trip back in time. Historical old towns with small chapels, old city walls or fountains in beautiful architectural compositions can be admired. One such place is Moustiers Sainte-Marie. The small village, which is one of the most beautiful in France, has a particularly impressive location on a massive rock face. You can also experience the beautiful regional ceramic tradition here. Find a very special Bed & Breakfast in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie here.

Activities in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Especially in the southwest, which is less touristy, you can find some hidden and beautiful places. Manosque, for example, is perfect for an excursion. The town is located on a hill surrounded by olive groves. The famous lavender fields are also nearby. The medieval town centre with its pretty houses and impressive monuments invites you to explore. 

The Verdon Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of Verdon, is definitely worth a visit. Turquoise blue water flows through the 21 km long canyon. There are unique hiking routes around the gorge.

Or are you more in the mood for a beautiful boutique hotel near the Verdon Gorge in the hills of Provence, not too far from the lavender fields of the region?

Another highlight is the Mercantour National Park in the north of the province of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. It stretches along the border with Italy and offers a multitude of lakes and mountains. Its proximity to both the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea ensures a special diversity of flora and fauna. The national park is suitable for both relaxed walks and advanced hikers.

Gastronomy in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region combines a variety of regional specialities. On the one hand, these are influenced by the Alps; for example, there is a selection of lamb dishes, with the so-called Sisteron lamb being particularly well-known. It is famous for its tender meat and a certain sweetness. However, a strong Mediterranean influence can also be detected in the dishes: Olive oil, the world-famous herbs from Provence or lavender honey are used to refine dishes.