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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in St. Paul sur Ubaye, France your home away from home

This extremely beautiful corner of France is situated in the Alpes de Haute Provence department to the southwest of the country. It actually sits in a valley called Ubaye and overlooks a river by the same name. The locale is replete with lakes and also has a river. This added to the mountainous landscape makes St. Paul sur Ubaye simply irresistible to the savvy traveller. There are several towns nearby that the wandering tourists will also want to stop by during their excursion. During winter the area becomes a ski town, welcoming thousands of holidaymakers from around the world. In summer it becomes the perfect hiking ground. While there visitors will need comfortable accommodation and they will find it in the shape of charming chalets of between one and three bedrooms that offer brilliant views.

Things to do on holiday to St Paul sur Ubaye, France

The majestic beauty of the landscape around this little commune makes hiking an absolute must when on holiday here. Visitors should be aware that the hiking trails go round mountainous terrain and to be able to enjoy the experience and see all there is to see they might want to up their fitness levels a touch. Other than taking hikers through the scenic landscape, the trails also lead through some historic buildings and beautiful gardens. The village contains more such monuments including an ancient fountain and a pair of sundials from the 19th century. Another magnificent structure worth checking out is a stone bridge that spans a treacherously deep gorge. It goes by the name of Pont du Chatelet and was constructed in 1880.

Places to visit on holiday to St Paul sur Ubaye, France

Part of the increasingly popular Mercantour National Park is located in the Ubaye Valley. It is one of France?s nine national parks and is home to plenty of plant species including the holm oak, Mediterranean olive trees, Swiss pines and firs alongside over 2,000 flowering plant species. There are also some high mountains in this park including the Mt. Gelas which rises to over 3,000 metres above sea level. A number of interesting archaeological artefacts are found in this park including thousands of petroglyphs that date back to the Bronze Age. Some rare birds such as Golden Eagles are found here alongside other forms of wildlife.

Another must see while still in the Ubaye Valley is the Fort de Tournoux which the French put up in the 1840s to shield themselves against Italian invasion. The place is picturesque and provides a war history lesson visitors will no doubt have never received in class.

Weather in St Paul sur Ubaye, France

Like the rest of the Cote d?Azur region, this town experiences mild temperatures throughout the year brightened by the lovely Mediterranean sunshine. During summer temperatures average between 26 and 28°C while in winter they drop to an average of between 12 and 16°C.

Travel to St Paul sur Ubaye, France

Most visitors from beyond Europe will have to book a flight to Paris first before flying the remaining 350 or so miles to the Alpes de Haute Provence. Here they will land at the Barcelonnette Airport, a mere 18km from their final destination.

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                                                                                                      Clean, well equipped, good location for slopes,

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                                                                                                      Owner is fabulous and friendly. The apartment has bunk beds in a separate area with a big wardrobe for clothes and shoes. The shower is hot and powerful and the toilet is separate which is good. The lounge has a comfy sofa bed with the kitchen attached - including a dishwasher with lots of plates and cutlery etc so no way of running out. There is a dining table for 6 and a separate double bed room. There is also a balcony facing the front of the property. As a family of 4 we had a wonderful holiday and would recommend this property - its great value for money and worked well for out ski trip to Vars. Short walk to the slopes and shops and a large ski locker easily held 3 sets of skis and boots and a snowboard. We only booked 2 weeks prior to going and it was so easy to book and the owner contacted us straight away to organise the details.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 08, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Very nice apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was a very nice first floor apartment with separate bedroom and balcony looking out over the mountains. Shower was excellent and kitchen was well equipped. Lots of parking out the front and a short walk into the bustling town of Barcelonette which has a decent sized supermarket. Martine was very friendly and spoke excellent English. As we were there to walk she was able to help direct us to some lovely routes. We went in September when the chair lifts etc had stopped for the summer so if this interests you, best to go in July or August.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2014