The pretty and elegant city of Barcelonnette is located in Provence in the heart of the Ubaye valley and benefits from exceptional sunshine equivalent to that of the city of Marseille.
On the road to the Grandes Alpes between Lake Geneva and the Mediterranean, the Ubaye valley is convenient to Marseille (2h30 from Aix-en-Provence TVG station and Marseille Provence airport), Nice (at 2h30 from the airport in summer), Grenoble, Cuneo (Italy) at 1h30..
Barcelonnette is a real paradise for natural lovers. It is located at the foot of one of the most beautiful and wild national French natural parks, the Mercantour National Park.The park boasts more than 2,000 different species of flora. The fauna is also very rich there and chamois, ibexes, mouflons and deer are among the most emblematic animals.
It is a region where many sheep breeders lead their herd in transhumance.
The fauna and flora are exceptional.
The many activities in the Ubaye valley are hiking, road cycling or mountain biking, kayaking, canyoning, climbing, golf and skiing.
The valley has 3 alpine ski resorts: Pra Loup, Le Sauze – Super Sauze, Sainte-Anne la Condamine, and 2 Nordic ski sites: Val d’Oronaye-Larche and Saint Paul sur Ubaye. Vars alpine ski resort is 40 minutes away.
Many mind blowing military forts built at the end of the 19th century can also be visited in the valley.
Lovers of mountain gastronomy will be able to enjoy the diversity and quality of local products sold in local stores, cooperatives and at the market.
A quick leapfrog visit Italy might also be a great option.
For more information please visit: http://www.ubaye.com