Provence & the Cote d'Azur - Haute-Provence & the Southern Alps (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Haute-Provence & the Southern Alps chapter from Lonely Planet’s Provence & Cote d’Azur guidebook.

Just an hour’s drive north of Nice lie the Alps – France’s most famous mountain range and home to some of the region’s most unforgettable scenery. Make sure you keep the camera close to hand: there’s a picture around every corner.

  • trace the unforgettable clifftop roads around the Gorges du Verdon (p)
  • maps
  • ride the Train des Pignes (p) through the mountains from Nice to Digne-les-Bains
  • transport
  • hike through the high mountains around St-Martin-Vésubie (p)
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Pays de Forcalquier, Forcalquier & Around, St-Michel l’Observatoire, Simiane la Rotonde, Banon, Vallée de la Durance, Gorges du Verdon, Lacs de Ste-Croix & de Quinson, Moustiers Ste-Marie & Around, Castellane & Around, Parc National du Mercantour, Digne-les-Bains, Vallée de L’Ubaye, Vallée du Haut Verdon, Vallée du Haut-Var, Vallée de la Tinée, Vallée de la Vésubie, Vallée de la Roya.

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