About the Southern French Alps
Located in one of France’s sunniest regions, the SOUTHERN FRENCH ALPS is an exceptional setting. Close to the Mediterranean Sea, lush green mountainsides and snowy peaks… the beauty and diversity of the region’s landscapes are sure to enchant any visitor. A land of light and contrast dense with lavender and edelweiss, olive and larch trees, the vast open spaces of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence are the ideal destination for wanderers looking to restore well-being.
The National Park of Écrins and the Park of the Queyras, situated on the Italian border, boast remarkably well-preserved nature perfectly suited to hikes. The Southern French Alps are likewise home to the National Park of the Marcantour, the Natural Parks of Verdon and du Luberon, and Europe’s largest geological reserve: the Natural Geological Reserve of Haute Provence.
The nearby Maritime Alps feature a sumptuous coastline dotted with seaside resorts. The region’s wonderfully authentic backcountry air is infused with the aroma of parasol pines, thyme, bay, and olive trees. Discover all the treasures of the French Riviera and of Provençale culture here.
On top of it all, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. In summer, try paragliding, mountain biking, climbing and rafting, and in winter, get your thrills on world-famous slopes.