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Entrevaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Entrevaux is located along the Var and the RN202, on the border of the Alpes-Maritimes. Advanced military stronghold of the kingdom of France, the fortified village dominated by its famous Citadel, earned him the title of Vauban city.

Access to the historic city is by the Porte Royale and its impressive drawbridge.

You undoubtedly fall under the spell of this beautiful village rich with history to suit your wanderings in the streets.

Just outside the pass line of the famous railway train Pignes, between Nice and Digne-les-Bains. This connection (opened in 1911), in a natural beauty, is taken by about 500,000 passengers per year!

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.9502420 (N 43° 57’ 1”)
Longitude6.8100420 (E 6° 48’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 414m to 1541m
Surface area60.37 km²
Population946 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (78 km, 1h13)
Insee code04076
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'Entrevaux
TerritoryAlps, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Puget-Théniers7.8 km (9 min)
Castellet-lès-Sausses9.7 km (15 min)
Saint-Benoît10.3 km (13 min)
Sausses10.8 km (14 min)
Val-de-Chalvagne11.1 km (20 min)
Puget-Rostang13.5 km (21 min)
Annot14 km (14 min)
Daluis14.4 km (18 min)
La Croix-sur-Roudoule15.8 km (24 min)
Briançonnet16.2 km (26 min)
La Penne18.4 km (27 min)
Saint-Léger18.6 km (24 min)
Braux18.6 km (21 min)
Le Fugeret19 km (20 min)
Auvare19.6 km (33 min)

Things to see and do

Citadel Entrevaux:

Vauban wanted impregnable: it never came. The citadel, however, begins to engage the public ....

Of the magazine to the very contemporary prison cells, you can imagine what life in the fortress. Further, you indignant of the fate of enemies, who, despite the altitude and the hostility of the site, managed to infiltrate it.

The castle and the half-mile ramp leading to it are indeed built on the side of stone on a narrow rocky outcrop, and encircled by the river Var.

The site, thus isolated, is literally extraordinary. Expect great views over the medieval village of Entrevaux well as all around.

The citadel is open to the public daily non-stop.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Association for Heritage Protection Entrevaux (APPE) organizes since 1989 the famous Medieval Feasts of Entrevaux in order to finance the restoration and maintenance of its heritage.


Drawbridge - Royal Gate
Drawbridge - Royal Gate
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Entrevaux 's Village
Entrevaux 's Village
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Citadel, Cathedral and gardens
Citadel, Cathedral and gardens
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Porte Royale
Porte Royale
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Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
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Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
Citadelle Vauban - Entrevaux
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Friday 28 april
Min. -1°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 29 april
Min. -2°C - Max. 14°C
Sunday 30 april
Min. 0°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking on the GR4.

Hiking in the Mercantour National Park.

Gorges and Cians Daluis.

Gorges du Verdon.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Stand-up Paddle on Lake Castillon
Sports sensations10 € Saint-André-les-Alpes (24 km)
Rafting in the Gorges du Verdon
Sports sensations60 € Castellane (26 km)
Rafting on the Verdon
Sports sensations35 € to 70 € Castellane (26 km)
Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 70 € Castellane (26 km)
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations38 € to 70 € Castellane (26 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sandstone Annot and King's Chamber
HikeEasy2h30Annot (11.6 km)
Peak of the Eagle
HikeIntermediate3h30Thorenc (16.1 km)
Heritage itinerary
Village visitEasy1h30Gréolières (20 km)
Les Miroirs hike
HikeEasy2h45Gréolières (20 km)
The Cheiron Itinerary
HikeAthletic5h00Gréolières (20 km)


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