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Alpes de Haute Provence

Nestled between the allure of the French Riviera and the grandeur of the Alps, Alpes de Haute Provence offers a diverse landscape that caters to a variety of outdoor activities. From ski resorts to water sports, this department is a year-round destination for those seeking adventure or considering investment opportunities in historic properties.

Outdoor Pursuits

The department is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting eleven ski resorts and a plethora of water-based activities. The Ubaye Valley, with its charming town of Barcelonnette, serves as a hotspot for both relaxation and adrenaline-pumping experiences.

Historical Richness

Alpes de Haute Provence is steeped in history, featuring a range of fortifications and medieval towns. Colmars-les-Alps and Sisteron offer well-preserved architectural gems, making them notable towns for those interested in the French countryside and its rich past.

Scenic Byways

Forcalquier, set between the Lure Mountain and the Luberon, is a gateway to scenic routes like the Route de la Lavande. It offers a historical journey that appeals to those looking for unique and picturesque investment opportunities.

Charming Localities

From Castellane’s limestone gorges to the Provençal markets in villages like Griouz-les Bains and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the department offers a variety of settings that are ideal for those considering lakeside or forested land properties.


With its strategic location and ease of access, Alpes de Haute Provence is an attractive option for those looking to invest in luxury estates or enjoy a holiday home in a diverse and captivating setting. The nearest airport is Marseille Provence Airport, offering convenient connections to various international destinations.

Regional Information

France is a large and varied country with each region and indeed each department unique from its neighbours. Our guide to each department can help you to understand more about the nuances of each area.

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