The Alpes de Haute Provence way of life
Health, nature, culture, quality of life, exceptional scenery, etc. make tourism a key strategic sector for the department.
Tourism is an activity which creates jobs, income and added value for the other economic sectors.
It thus has a considerable role in the development of the territory of the Alpes de Haute Provence.
A highly active departmental policy is led in favour of tourism service providers: controlled development of outdoor sports, assistance for the development of cycle-tourism and generally speaking soft travel, modernisation of tourist accommodation, assistance for the diversification of mountain resorts, assistance for quality approaches and tourist innovation and support for promotional events.
|Thermalism and well-being|
26 % of commercial accommodation stock
48 % of stays
42 % of commercial accommodation stock
31 % of stays
31 % of commercial accommodation stock
21 % of stays
The European « Top 8 », we have the biggest!
THE BIGGEST MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY IN EUROPE
The Museum of Prehistory of the Gorges du Verdon in Quinson
THE BIGGEST CANYON IN EUROPE
The Verdon Grand Canyon
THE LARGEST GEOLOGY RESERVE IN EUROPE
The Geology Reserve of Haute Provence
THE BIGGEST NATURAL MOUTAIN LAKE IN EUROPE
The lac d’Allos
THE BIGGEST ARTIFICIAL LAKE IN EUROPE
The lake of Serre-Ponçon in Ubaye
THE HIGHEST ROAD IN EUROPE
The La Bonnette-Restefond road
THE LONGEST VIA FERRATA FOOTBRIDGE IN EUROPE
The Grande Fistoire footbridge at La Motte-du-Caire
THE PUREST SKY IN EUROPE!!
The purest sky in Europe
The departmental tourism offer
Find out more - Tourism
For more information on the economic situation of the tourism sector in the
Alpes de Haute Provence: Observatory of the Agence de développement
And in the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur: Tourism and Economy in the Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur