Atypical villages

Stop off in Colmars-les-Alpes, a magnificent medieval village

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 , between the Col d’Allos and Saint-André-les-Alpes. Pretty landscapes of wooded mountains surround this village which you can explore on foot or by bike.

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 border town in the 14th century and developed an important system of protection to face 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. Do not miss the 16th and 17th century church as well as the Fort de France and the Fort de Savoie, built in 1693. As Moustiers-Sainte-Marie , Colmars-les-Alpes has received the “Villages and cities of character” label.

Nature lovers will not miss the little walk (around 20 minutes) which 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.