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Tourism and travel guide

The village of Montclar is also a family-friendly ski resort within easy reach of Lake Serre-Ponçon and the Ubaye valley.

The village of Montclar benefits from a remarkable situation, in the heart of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Nestled under the light of the Haute-Provence, the village has managed to keep its identity. By taking the secret roads leading to the village of Montclar, you will enjoy a completely different pace, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

Do you take advantage of your stay to try out new outdoor activities?In summer, you can go hiking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, climbing, tree climbing… The more adventurous can climb a via ferrata or enjoy a first flight in a paraglider. In winter, the ski resort offers a wide range of activities: downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, etc.

In the surroundings of Montclar, take part in numerous local markets where producers will introduce you to tasty products. The gastronomic specialties of Haute-Provence are also a tourist attraction in their own right.

The cultural and historical heritage of Haute-Provence conceals little-known tourist treasures: churches or abbeys, old houses, wash houses, castles… You can discover the fortifications of Saint-Vincent-les-Forts, the Mexican villas of Barcelonnette, and the churches, chapels, fountains and sundials dotted around the villages and hamlets.

You wish to stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence ? You can discover a selection of accommodations to spend your stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: campsites, hotels, bed and breakfast… You can organize your stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence by contacting the Montclar Tourist Office.

Montclar les 2 vallées

The village is home to a renowned winter sports resort, only two hours from Marseille. You can ski down the snowy slopes of the massif de la Blanche, in the breathtaking scenery at the gateway to the Mercantour and a few kilometers from the Serre-Ponçon lake. The ski area lies at an altitude of between 1350m and 2500m, and has several dozen pistes.

In summer, the resort offers a wide range of hiking trails, a bike park, mountain biking routes and many other outdoor activities (paragliding, horse riding, etc.).

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Precious fossils of Haute-Provence

If Haute-Provence is renowned for its lovable landscapes, it also seduces by the extraordinary geological richness of its subsoil. At the time when this territory was submerged under an ocean, many molluscs and marine animals lived here. Some have come down to us in the form of fossils. This is notably the case at Digne, where the ammonite slab offers more than 1,550 fossils over a few hundred square meters. Discover remarkable geological sites, classified by UNESCO.

Rural heritage in the spotlight

The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department is home to a heritage and a terroir of great diversity. Several museums deal with unusual themes, which teach us a lot about the heritage of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Where would you like to go? According to your wishes, you can visit the Mine Museum in Saint-Maime, the Museum-Promenade of the Geological Reserve of Haute-Provence in Digne-les-Bains, the Museum of Meyronnes, the Lavender Museum in Digne-les-Bains…

Visiting Montclar: practical information

The village of Montclar is not far from Lake Serre-Ponçon and the Ubaye valley. Would you like to go on holiday to Montclar? In summer or winter, you can contact the Tourist Office for information: