Tourism in Forest‑Saint‑Julien

In the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, the village of Forest-Saint-Julien is nestled in the sumptuous setting of the Southern French Alps. By choosing to take the secret roads that lead to this charming village, you will enjoy a completely different pace, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

At Forest-Saint-Julien, several nature activities await you. Rent a bike, take your sneakers and explore the sunny roads, paths and trails of the Southern French Alps. Many nature activities can also be enjoyed in the Southern French Alps: paragliding, horse riding, climbing, tree climbing, via ferrata…

Do you know small spelt, this ancient cereal that is still grown in Provence? Have you ever bite into a juicy peach, picked the day before? From the Mediterranean coast to the high altitude meadows of the alpine valleys, the plurality of climates and terroirs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur offers a very rich gastronomy. The local markets provide a convivial experience, while buying local products that promise generous meals that you will share with your loved ones.

The region’s heritage 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.

You can contact the Tourist Office of Forest-Saint-Julien to obtain remarkable tourist sites nearby.

Are you looking for accommodation in southeastern France? You can discover a selection of accommodation to spend your stay in the Hautes-Alpes: hotels, bed and breakfast, campsites…

The lakes of the Hautes-Alpes

The Hautes-Alpes have many lakes and bodies of water of all sizes in the high or medium mountains. Some offer water sports, such as the Serre-Ponçon lake. The fish-rich waters of some lakes enchant fishermen Torrents and lakes are home to a rich biodiversity: dragonflies, eels, trout, breams, carp or rotengles, batrachians, birds…

The passes of the Southern French Alps

In the Southern French Alps, you can discover some of the passes that are featured in the Tour de France. These include the Galibier pass, the Izoard pass, the Lautaret pass, the Bonette pass in the Alpes-Maritimes (2715 meters), the Agnel pass in the Queyras regional park (2744 meters), the Lombarde pass on the border between Italy and France, the Vars pass (2111 meters) between Alpes-de Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes or the Champs pass (altitude 2089 meters) between the Var and Verdon valleys.

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