Nestled in a beautiful valley and located on the right bank of the River Ubaye is the traditional and charming village of Barcelonette. A Barcelonette holiday is the perfect choice for those who want an adventure-filled trip, filled with opportunities to get out and enjoy the Great Outdoors without having lots of other people around. A Barcelonette holiday rental house has all of the comfort and mod-cons that you would expect in a top hotel but with the added bonus of some breathtaking natural scenery every morning when you wake up!
A Barcelonette holiday is perfect for those who want to just unwind in pleasant, quiet or surroundings, or for those who want to indulge in some great outdoor activities. Should you be feeling energetic there are opportunities in the village to enjoy fishing, swimming, paragliding, hiking, cycling, horse riding, tennis, golf and water skiing. In the colder months Barcelonette also offers the opportunity to indulge in a spot of skiing. With such spectacular views of the valley surrounding the village, a Barcelonette holiday is perfect for those who like photography, painting, drawing or sketching.
If you can bear to leave your fabulous Barcelonette holiday rental house for the day, then there are some wonderful towns and villages to be explored in the area. One town that should definitely be on your itinerary is Gap, which is just over an hour away from Barcelonette. One attraction not to be missed when visiting the town of Gap is the Musee Departmental, which houses artefacts and displays of various items including porcelain, furniture and Gallo-Roman relics. The jewel in the crown of the museum is the mausoleum of Francois de Bonne, a beautiful black marble tomb that dates back to the 17th century.
Should you be considering booking a fantastic Barcelonette holiday rental house then you will be privy to some wonderful weather. The summer months of July and August are generally the warmest with an average daytime temperature of 27°C. The winter months of the year see the daytime temperature fall to around 6°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 18 inches.
Travel to Barcelonette, France Travellers on a Barcelonette holiday will most likely arrive at Nice Airport (NCE) which is just under 2 and a half hours away from the town. Some of the airlines that offer cheap, regular flights to the area include easyJet, BMI, BMIbaby, British Airways and Flybe. Passengers can leave the UK from several airports such as Manchester (MAN), Southampton(SOU), Leeds (LBA), London Gatwick (LGW) and Liverpool (LPL).