How to get here

How to get here, in Alpes de Haute-Provence, South France

How to get here from the South of France

To get to the department of the Alpes de Haute-Provence from the South, take the A51 motorway and:

  • For the Vallée de l’Ubaye: take La Saulce exit, then follow signs for Barcelonnette,
  • For the Vallée de la Blanche: take Peyruis exit, then follow signs for Digne-les-Bains and Seyne-les-Alpes,
  • For Pays de Forcalquier/Montagne de Lure: take La Brillane exit, then follow signs to Forcalquier,
  • For the Val d’Allos/Haut-Verdon: take Peyruis exit, follow signs for Digne-les-Bains and Nice and from the Côte d’Azur take RN202 or RN85 (Route Napoléon),
  • For the Pays de Verdon: take Manosque exit, follow signs for Valensole, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Castellane, from the Côte d’Azur take RN85,
  • For the Vallées de la Durance and the Vallée de la Bléone: take Manosque, Peyruis or Sisteron exits, according to where you will be spending your holiday.

How to get here from the North of France

To get to the Alpes de Haute-Provence from the North, via Lyon, Grenoble, follow signs to Col de Lus-la-Croix-Haute and:

  • For the Vallée de l’Ubaye: when you get to Gap, follow signs for Barcelonnette,
  • For the Vallée de la Blanche: when you get to Gap, follow signs for Barcelonnette and take D900 for Digne-les-Bains and Seyne-les-Alpes,
  • For Pays de Forcalquier: when you get to Sisteron, take the A51 motorway and leave at the Aubignosc or La Brillanne exit according to where you are spending your holiday,
  • For the Val d’Allos/Haut-Verdon: when you get to Sisteron, take the A51 motorway and leave at the Aubignosc exit, follow signs for Digne-les-Bains and Nice and for Allos,
  • For the Pays du Verdon: when you get to Sisteron, take the A51 motorway, and either:

– come off at Aubignosc exit and follow signs for Digne-les-Bains and Castellane (Route Napoléon) to reach the Gorges du Verdon,
– come off at Manosque exit and follow signs for Valensole, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie for the lakes and the Gorges du Verdon

  • For the Durance and Bléone valleys: when you get to Sisteron, take the A51 motorway and follow signs for Digne-les-Bains or Manosque according to where you are spending your holiday.

4 international airports:

  • Marseille-Provence Airport in Marignane, then A51 Val de Durance motorway, follow signs for Sisteron.
  • Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport, take RN202 for Digne-les-Bains.
  • Toulon/Hyères Airport, take A50 motorway for Aix-en-Provence, and then A51 Val de Durance motorway for Sisteron.
  • Avignon/Caumont Airport, take A7 motorway for Aix-en-Provence, and then A51 Val de Durance motorway for Sisteron.

Maps

Map references:
MICHELIN No 81:
Avignon / Digne, Scale: 1 / 200 000
IGN TOP 115:
Provence – Côte d’Azur, Scale: 1 / 250 000

Access by train

From Paris:
The « Briançonnais », night-train to Veynes and SNCF coach transfer.
By T.G.V., Paris-Valence link then Grenoble-Gap or coach transfer.
To the Vallée de la Blanche-Vallée du Bès, the Vallée de l’Ubaye, Val d’Allos, the Durance and Bléone valleys.
By T.G.V., Paris-Avignon link with coach service to Pays de Forcalquier, Digne-les-Bains and Val d’Allos.
By T.G.V., Paris-Aix-en-Provence TGV link at l’Arbois station with coach service to the Pays de Forcalquier, Digne-les-Bains and the Val d’Allos.
From Marseille:
By TER (regional train service), several services per day to Sisteron with coach services to all the valleys.
From Nice:
The « Train des Pignes », tourist train, connects Nice to Digne-les-Bains every day, via the Pays d’Annot-Entrevaux, the Vallée du Haut-Verdon, the Vallée de l’Asse.

Access from the Mediterranean

The ports of Marseille, Toulon and Nice have regular services to other Mediterranean ports.