Vue sur Barcelonnette enneigé, dans la Vallée de l'Ubaye, dans les Alpes de Haute Provence

Barcelonnette ski resort:

a Nordic and mountain domain in Ubaye Valley

Nestling in the Southern Alps, at the heart of the magnificent landscapes of the Alpes de Haute Provence, Barcelonnette offers a wonderfully gentle lifestyle combining the pleasures of the mountains, Provence and Italy. Set at 1,135 metres, the capital of Ubaye Valley unveils many different facets over the seasons. From spring to autumn, head out for a country stroll just a stone’s throw from town and breathe in the sweet smell of morning dew as your explore orchards and green pastures… A genuine immersion in nature. Sprinkled with snow in winter, Barcelonnette is also a lively winter sports hub with its own Nordic domain.

Barcelonnette, a cross-country skiing hub

Surprisingly, Barcelonnette’s reputed cross-country ski domain is also a golf course in summer – Golf du Bois Chenu – and offers an ideal playground for novices, with a choice of Nordic trails and natural ice skating. The 650-metre hiking loop is an easy option for all the family – and it’s free of charge! Seasoned cross-country buffs will enjoy the Haute-Ubaye domain just 20 minutes from Barcelonnette, coupled with no less than 4 downhill ski resorts 10 minutes down the road. If you fancy some fun and games with your clan, try out the Escape Game, icekarting, tobogganrun and gyropods. Fancy some peace and quiet? Sign your kids up for a cross-country skiing lesson and head to the spa for some tranquil pampering… To find out more, check out the trail map and prices, then book your stay online.

Barcelonnette in summer: mountain DNA

Slip on your shades to protect you from the dazzling sunshine, pull out your treasure map and head off on the GR56“Tour de l’Ubaye” long-distance hiking trail. As you make your way over mountain passes to lakes, you’ll soon understand that the real treasures are the fabulous peaks all around. The trails offer a stunning show, alternating green meadows and drier, wilder landscapes, with plenty of pretty spots to rest in the shade of larch forests or on the summits. Whether you’re a fan of mountain biking, rock climbing, treetop adventure courses, golfing or paragliding,Ubaye is a vast playground set in the heart of magnificent natural scenery – a dream backdrop for a lively town with a packed summer festivities programme including the Children’s Jazz Festival, Mexican Fair and classical Music Biennial… Entertainment for all the family in every season!

Barcelonnette, the warmth of the South

If you’re an architecture buff, Barcelonnette is a genuine feast for the eyes, overflowing with colourful façades, pretty lanes, Mexican villas and luxurious abodes inspired by Italian, Tyrolean and Baroque design, many of which are listed monuments – a curious blend that never fails to astonish. And if you’re still hungry for culture, the Musée de la Vallée is an Alpine museum focusing on local traditions with an international twist. During your stroll, push open the door to the tempting local boutiques, redolent with the uniquely-warm atmosphere of Provence, where you’ll find exquisite Alpes de Haute Provence specialities such as Sisteron Lamb (Agneau de Sisteron), lavender honey and olive oil… Divine! Whether you’re a fan of history, fine arts or natural sciences, the priceless heritage of the Alpes de Haute Provence promises an enriching and varied cultural experience, plus museums for every taste.

Prepping your holiday at the Barcelonnette ski resort

Prep your holiday at Barcelonnette by contacting the Barcelonnette Tourist Office on +33(0)4 92 81 04 71, or head over to Place Frédéric Mistral in the heart of town. You can also browse the Barcelonnette website where you’ll find plenty of info including maps, activities, entertainment, etc.

Shops & Restaurants

Pick your favourite terrace or pore over the menus of the town’s many restaurants offering a variety of moods and dishes. Le Gaudissart boasts gorgeous views over the “Chapeau de Gendarme“, plus mouth-watering beef stew and tripe & trotters. Master Restauranteur Christophe at Le Cheval Blanc concocts delicious dishes with fresh seasonal produce. And in summer, you can visit the farmer’s market every Monday, or head over to Barcelonette’ssemi-covered market every Wednesday and Saturday morning to stock up on fresh produce.


Four hotels welcome you in Barcelonnette: the Hôtel Azteca, La Grande Epervère, Le Grand Hôtel and Hôtel de la Placette. You can also book a holiday rental, country cottage or B&B. And if you want to get really up close and personal with nature, Camping Le Tampico is open all year round!

Weather & Snowfall

Is the sun going to shine today? Check out the weather conditions and snowfall in real time thanks to the online weather reports and webcams: