Esparron-de-Verdon is a small French village, located within the Alpes-de-Haute-de-Provence department, to the south west of the country, approximately 28 miles from the department capital, Digne-les-Bains. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Esparron-de-Verdon will find that the village is the perfect retreat for a get-away-from-it-all type of holiday in the sun, away from the crowds of the better-known coastal resorts. They will also find that there is a more diverse choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available here, mainly in the form of apartments, townhouses and gites.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Esparron-de-Verdon will find that there are plenty of activities available to enjoy here, to suit all interests. Those tourists who enjoy such activities as walking, hiking and cycling have extensive open spaces close by to explore. The gardens of Clos de Villeneuve are close by, allowing tourists the opportunity to enjoy the region’s indigenous fauna and flora within a beautiful protected landscape. Similarly, Lac de Sainte Croix and the surrounding landscape has been designated a national site of natural beauty. The lake is also the ideal destination for water sports activities.
There are a number of fascinating historical sites just waiting to be discovered close to Esparron-de-Verdon. Particular draws are the ancient town of Sisteron, with its fascinating citadel and narrow, winding cobbled streets and the surrounding eleven villages which have been designated as having unique architectural character. The spa town of Digne-les-Bains is also well worth a visit, as is the Gorge of Verdon, which is otherwise somewhat loftily known as ‘Europe’s Grand Canyon’.
Esparron-de-Verdon is a popular draw amongst sun-seekers, due to its warm, Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the high 20s to mid 30s degrees. Winters are cooler, although temperatures still average a pleasant 12 to 15 degrees Celsius. The village receives an average annual rainfall of around 18 inches, most of which will fall in the Winter months.
Nice Cote d’Azur (NCE) is the nearest international airport for visitors looking to spend their holidays in Esparron-de-Verdon. There are a number of airlines operating regular flights here from the UK, to include British Airways, easyJet and BMI Baby. These flights depart from several regional UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA), Liverpool (LPL), Southampton (SOU) and Edinburgh (EDI).