Vallée de l'Ubaye
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Tourism and travel guide

The village of Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye awaits you in the splendid landscapes of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. This typical village of the Ubaye valley will seduce you by its authenticity. The village of Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye welcomes you for a quiet getaway or a longer stay.

The beauty of the countryside is part of the charm of Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye. This is an opportunity to go hiking or to go for a walk at your own pace by mountain bike or bicycle along the paths of the Ubaye valley. Other activities are also available in the Ubaye valley: horse riding, golf, via ferrata, tree climbing, paragliding…

Like other villages of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye offers a generous terroir. You can also visit local producers and farmers. You can also stroll between the stalls of the regional markets to fill up on flavors.

The heritage of the Ubaye valley offers the promise of great ideas for visits. In a small village, a church that has survived through the centuries. In the surroundings, a Renaissance castle surrounded by its gardens.

The local Tourist Office will provide you with information on activities to try and sights to visit.

You want to stay in Southern France? You can discover a selection of accommodation to spend your stay in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence : hotels, bed and breakfast, campsites…

A paradise for nature activities

With its pristine landscapes composed of forests, clearings, valleys, and alpine meadows, the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is particularly well-suited for hiking and outdoor activities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, and fishing. Your holidays in the South of France are also an opportunity to try new activities like paragliding.

Experienced cyclists can tackle the ascent of the “Col de la Bonette“, one of the legendary mountain passes in the Southern Alps.

Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye is located at the bottom of the Ubaye Valley, a highly touristy area renowned for its nature-based activities.

Explore the local heritage

Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye offers several museums for your exploration. You can visit the Motorcycle Museum, which showcases a collection of dozens of vehicles, or discover the village’s history at the Tools, Gestures, and Labor Museum.

As a border region, the Ubaye Valley was heavily fortified in the 19th century. You can, for instance, visit the Tournoux Fort, a massive citadel built to ward off Italian incursions.

Further downstream in the Ubaye Valley, Barcelonnette is renowned for its Mexican-style villas. These beautiful homes were constructed by residents who had ventured to America, only to return once they had made their fortune.

You can also find several museums near Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, including the Valley Museum – La Sapinière, the House of Wood, and the Lauzet-Ubaye Museum: Mountains and Men.

Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye in Winter

The Ubaye Valley is home to three ski resorts that bring joy to winter sports enthusiasts.

Pra Loup boasts one of the largest ski areas in the Southern Alps, with nearly 180 km of slopes. The Espace Lumière combines the ski areas of Pra Loup and Val d’Allos for double the pleasure!

Le Sauze offers 65 kilometers of slopes. This charming village resort appeals to families seeking quality facilities and an exceptional setting. Many fun activities are available for children.

Sainte-Anne has a more intimate ski area, providing an immersive experience deep in the Ubaye Valley.

You can also enjoy cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, and dog sledding, making for a wide range of winter activities!

Practical Information

Ubaye Tourisme, the Tourist Office, provides information on activities to try and tourist sites to visit. You can contact them to plan your stay in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye:

If you wish to stay in the South of France, you can explore a selection of accommodations for your vacation in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and more.