Tourism in La Garde, Haute‑Provence

The small village of La Garde in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is located in a privileged setting. You will love the authentic character of a small village typical of the Verdon country. Under the sun of Provence, time takes on another meaning.

You appreciate the enchanting landscapes of Provence, and you want to experience an active vacation, in contact with nature? The village is the starting point of many hiking trails: length, difficulty, altitude difference, you will find itineraries adapted to children as well as experienced walkers. During your vacation in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, you can also try out other activities. For example, you can opt for a horseback ride, or experience an introduction to rock climbing.

From the seabed and dream beaches of the Mediterranean Sea to the mountain pastures of the Southern French Alps, the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on many specialties.

In La Garde, greed is the order of the day! Visit directly the farmers and producers of the Verdon region and share the unique atmosphere of the regional markets.

Medieval churches, fountains and wash houses, museums, abbeys… During your stay, you can discover an exceptional cultural and historical heritage.

The Tourist Office of La Garde will advise you on the activities to discover and the tourist sites.

Are you looking for accommodation in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence ? Discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: campsites, hotels, bed and breakfast…

Rural heritage in the spotlight

The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence area is home to an exceptional rural heritage and terroir. Various museums will offer you unusual cultural escapades. Visit for example the School Ecomuseum in Seyne-les-Alpes, the Flour Mill Museum in La Mure-Argens, the Baden-Powell Scout Museum in Sisteron, the Mule House Ecomuseum in Seyne-les-Alpes…

Le Verdon

You will find in the Verdon Natural Park landscapes of an astonishing diversity: the Artuby, with its forests and perched villages, the Gorges du Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe, the hills of the Haut-Var, the lake of Sainte-Croix, the lakes and mountains, where pastoralism is still practiced, the plateau of Valensole, the low gorges, with their fragrant hills… The Park has been designed to welcome lovers of outdoor activities, while respecting the landscape… Numerous paths have been laid out for lovers of walking. You can also ride your mountain bike along the paths of the Park, try your hand at climbing, or go horse riding in the enchanting setting of the Verdon… The authentic villages of the Verdon bear witness to a human occupation several thousand years old. During your visits, you will be able to admire wash houses, wells, fountains, chapels, churches, oratories, bread ovens, historical mills, oil mills, dovecotes, bridges, castles, oppidums… The heritage of the Verdon is also waiting for you on your plate. Markets and grocery stores will introduce you to local flavors: gingerbread, honey, goat’s cheese, lamb, farm and market garden products, olive products (oil and pasta), citrus fruit liqueurs, crystallized flowers…

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