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Bellaffaire

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

Bellaffaire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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At the heart of the Southern Alps, wedged between the High Alps and Haute Provence, Bellaffaire is a small rural town, mainly agricultural and forestry, which stretches between 765 m and 1,598 m above sea level.

The village unfolds around a hill dominated by the Saint-Nicolas church, offering a beautiful view of the valleys and surrounding peaks. Its ten hamlets are scattered in a preserved site of wooded hills and green meadows where cattle breeding dominates.

The municipality, which covers 13.1 km², has about 150 inhabitants. It offers a scattered habitat with two main hamlets: the Village and Freyssinia, centered on two beautiful churches.

Included in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Bellafaire is located 30 km from Gap, 40 km from Sisteron, 30 km from Seyne les Alpes. Its bordering communes are: Turriers (4 km in the south), Gigors (2 km in the west), and Bréziers (3 km in the northeast).

Because of its geographical position, the town has a specific biodiversity. Last municipality in the north-east of the Motte Valley of Cairo, bordering with the Hautes-Alpes, it benefits from the natural, cultural and tourist attractions of both departments. Thus, Provence and Montagne rub shoulders on this territory: broom and lavender flirt with edelweiss and columbine of the Alps, green oak with larch, boar with chamois, Provencal tiles with steel tray.

Wedged between the Provence of Giono and the High mountains of Ubaye or Gapençais, identifying by its prefecture to the dignified landscapes of Magnan, taking advantage of the attractions of the sites valued by the via ferrata of Cairo, the dam of Serre-Ponçon, the Trois Lacs de Rochebrune, the proximity of the prestigious valleys of the Hautes Alpes (Ecrins, Champsaur, Embrunais, Ubaye), the municipality of Bellaffaire attracts many tourists and residents in search of pure and authentic landscapes.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBellaffaire
Postcode04250
Latitude44.4192210 (N 44° 25’ 9”)
Longitude6.1758810 (E 6° 10’ 33”)
AltitudeFrom 765m to 1598m
Surface area13.12 km²
Population154 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains (42 mi, 1h10)
Insee code04026
IntercommunalityCC du Sisteronais-Buëch
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
TerritoryAlps, Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Gigors1.2 mi (4 min)
Turriers2.1 mi (6 min)
Bréziers2.7 mi (9 min)
Rochebrune5.2 mi (15 min)
Faucon-du-Caire5.5 mi (12 min)
Théus6.2 mi (20 min)
Espinasses6.9 mi (17 min)
Remollon7.4 mi (16 min)
Bayons7.7 mi (19 min)
Le Caire8 mi (17 min)
Ubaye-Serre-Ponçon10.3 mi (22 min)
Rousset10.9 mi (29 min)
Valserres11 mi (26 min)
Piégut11.1 mi (30 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Every year, in early October, Bellaffaire finds its great fair of yesteryear: the fair to the products of guard.

Photos

The village in winter
The village in winter
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The village on its hill
The village on its hill
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The steeple of Bellaffaire
The steeple of Bellaffaire
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The village autumn
The village autumn
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Bellaffaire under the snow
Bellaffaire under the snow
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The steeple wrapped
The steeple wrapped
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The castle
The castle
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The fountain of Freyssinia
The fountain of Freyssinia
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Paella under the plane trees
Paella under the plane trees
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Agricultural wink
Agricultural wink
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Coat of arms
Coat of arms
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The interior of St. Joseph's Church
The interior of St. Joseph's Church
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Breeding cattle predominant
Breeding cattle predominant
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The annual fair
The annual fair
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Invitation to the annual fair
Invitation to the annual fair
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Weather

Tuesday 25 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 14°C
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Wednesday 26 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C
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Thursday 27 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Skiing lessons with the Ecole de Ski Français
Sports sensations28 € to 172 € Montclar (8.7 mi)
Canyoning in the Ubaye Valley
Sports sensations42 € Ubaye-Serre-Ponçon (8.9 mi)
Rafting in Ubay in the Alps
Sports sensations40 € Le Lauzet-Ubaye (12.7 mi)
Horse and pony ride in Hautes-Alpes
Nature and the great outdoors23 € to 60 € Ventavon (14 mi)
Mountain hiking holiday in the Southern Alps
Nature and the great outdoors140 € La Roche-des-Arnauds (14.7 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Notre-Dame du Laus
HikeIntermediate5h00La Bâtie-Vieille (9.3 mi)
La Bâtie-Vieille - Rambaud
HikeEasy3h00La Bâtie-Vieille (9.3 mi)
Tour of Moissière
HikeEasy2h30Ancelle (12.7 mi)
The Arche and the Aiguille
HikeAthletic3h00Ancelle (14.2 mi)
The Piolit
HikeIntermediate4h30Ancelle (14.2 mi)

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