Stop off in Colmars-les-Alpes, a magnificent medieval village
Colmars-les-Alpes is a mountain village, bordered by the Verdon river.
It stands out from other surrounding villages by its classic military architecture. Do not miss !
The village of Colmars-les-Alpes is located in the upper Verdon valley 15 km from La Foux d’Allos where the Verdon river has its source, between the Allos pass and Saint-André-les-Alpes. Pretty landscapes of wooded mountains surround this village which you can discover on foot or by bike and even by rafting in the spring when the snow melts and by water hiking in the summer.
Colmars-les-Alpes has a rich history which still marks its architecture. As soon as you arrive, you will discover the ramparts that surround the city. Indeed, Colmars-les-Alpes was a frontier town in the 14th century and developed an important system of protection to deal with aggressors.
A pretty destination for nature and history lovers
As you walk through Colmars-les-Alpes, you will discover picturesque alleys, beautiful old houses and squares where you can enjoy the gentle coulis of water from the fountains. Don’t miss the 16th and 17th century church as well as the Fort de France and the Fort de Savoie, built in 1693. Like Moustiers-Sainte-Marie , Colmars-les-Alpes has received the “Villages and towns of character” label.
Nature lovers will not miss the short walk (about 20 minutes) that leads to the Cascade de la Lance . This path along the river is worth the detour: it will offer you a beautiful view of the mountains and you can even make a refreshing stop for a picnic.
Activities around Colmars-les-Alpes:
Less than an hour’s drive from Colmars-les-Alpes, in the nearby valley is the village of Annot known for its magnificent rock formations and sandstone . Passing through Annot, come and discover the Deval’bike from the old cross-country ski resort of Colle Basse.
A little further, at the crossroads of the right and left banks of the Verdon, come and visit the village of Trigance with a brand new fun and eco-friendly device: the Trott’Elec !