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

Coming by car / by motorbike

From the south of France

To get to the department of the Alpes de Haute Provence when coming from the south, take the A51 motorway and then:

  • For the Ubaye Valley: La Saulce exit then road to Barcelonnette,
  • For the Blanche Valley: Peyruis exit then road to Digne-les-Bains and Seyne-les-Alpes,
  • For the Pays de Forcalquier/Montagne de Lure: Brillane exit then road to Forcalquier,
  • For the Val d’Allos/Haut-Verdon: Peyruis exit, road to Digne-les-Bains then Nice and from the Côte d’Azur take the RN202 or RN85 (Route Napoléon – Napoleon Road),
  • For the Pays de Verdon: Manosque exit, road to Valensole, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Castellane, from the Côte d’Azur take RN85,
  • For the Durance and Bléone valleys: Manosque, Peyruis or Sisteron exits depending on where you are spending your holiday.

From the North of France

To get to the department of the Alpes de Haute Provence when coming from the north, take the road via Lyon, Grenoble, the Col de Lus-la-Croix-Haute and then:

  • For the Ubaye Valley: go as far as Gap, then take the road to Barcelonnette,
  • For the Blanche Valley: go as far as Gap, then take the road to Barcelonnette and take the D900 for Digne-les-Bains and Seyne-les-Alpes,
  • For the Pays de Forcalquier: go as far as Sisteron, take the A51 motorway and take the Aubignosc or La Brillanne exit depending on where you are spending your holiday,
  • For the Val d’Allos/Haut-Verdon: go as far as Sisteron, take the A51 motorway and take the Aubignosc exit, take the road for Digne-les-Bains then Nice and finally Allos,
  • For the Pays de Verdon: go as far as Sisteron, take the A51 motorway and either

– take the Aubignosc exit and the road to Digne-les-Bains and Castellane (Route Napoléon) to reach the Gorges du Verdon,
– take the Manosque exit and the road for Valensole, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie for the Verdon lakes and the Gorges du Verdon

  • For the Durance and Bléone valleys: go as far as Sisteron, take the A51 motorway and then take the road to Digne-les-Bains or Manosque depending on where you are spending your holiday,

From Nice

Follow the Route Napoléon (Napoleon Road), RN 202, via Puget-Théniers, Entrevaux

From Italy

Colle di Monginevro (Col de Montgenèvre) /Claviere (North), Colle della Maddalena (Col de Larche) / Coni (South) and follow indications above.

 

Carpooling

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Carpooling in the Alpes de Haute Provencewww.covoiturage04.fr

 

Information on road conditions

Traffic conditions: consult the inforoute04.fr site to find out all about the traffic conditions in the department.

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Inforoute 04inforoute04.fr

 

Cartography

Map references:
MICHELIN N° 81 : Avignon / Digne, Echelle : 1 / 200 000
IGN TOP 115 : Provence – Côte d’Azur, Echelle : 1 / 250 000

Coming without a car

Coming by coach

Lignes Express Régionales (LER) coaches cover the whole territory of the Alpes de Haute Provence and serve towns and small villages.

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Lignes Express Régionales (LER): www.info-ler.fr

 

A tool for mobility in the région Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur

To find your itinerary by public transport to your holiday place, use the PACA Mobilité tool of the la région Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’’Azur below. Coach, bus, train, shuttle, demand-responsive transport …

 

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PACA Mobilitéwww.pacamobilite.fr

PACA Mobilité de la région Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming by train

From Paris:

  • The “Briançonnais” night train to Veynes and transfer by SNCF coach.
  • By T.G.V., Paris-Valence link then Grenoble-Gap or transfer by coach to the Vallée de la Blanche-Vallée du Bès, the Ubaye Valley, the Val d’Allos and the Durance and Bléone valleys.
  • By T.G.V., liaison Paris-Avignon link with transfer by coach to the Pays de Forcalquier, Digne-les-Bains and tithe Val d’Allos.
  • By T.G.V., Paris-Aix-en-Provence link to Gare de l’Arbois TGV with transfer by coach to the Pays de Forcalquier, Digne-les-Bains and the Val d’Allos.

From Marseille or Nice:

  • By TER, several links per day to Sisteron with transfer by coach to all the valleys.

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TER Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azurwww.ter.sncf.com/paca

From Nice:

  • The “Train des Pignes“, chemin de fer de Provence, tourist train, links Nice to Digne-les-Bains every day, via the Pays d’Annot-Entrevaux, the Vallée du Haut-Verdon, the Vallée de l’Asse.

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Chemins de Fer de Provencewww.trainprovence.com

 

Snow shuttles

« ZOU ! Neige, la neige en bus » is a bus service, from Marseille Provence Airport or Aix en Provence TGV train station which ensures your round trip transfert to the ski resort of your choice in the Southern Alps.

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To know more about snow shuttles « ZOU ! Neige, la neige en bus »

Coming by air – 4 international airports

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

Access by the Mediterranean

The ports of Marseille, Toulon and Nice have regular links with other ports on the Mediterranean.

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