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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes

Mountain village at the gateway to the Mercantour National Park, Châteauneuf-d'Entraunes is located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Overlooking the valley of the Var, it takes place not far from Valberg and Entrevaux, a hundred kilometers from Nice.

Former, the village of fifty inhabitants already existed in the Gallo-Roman era, and was then attached to the civitas of Glanate. He goes from hand to hand before redeeming his freedom and privilege under the suzerainty of the crown in the seventeenth century.

Even today, Châteauneuf-d'Entraunes remains popular with visitors for its enchanting setting, unspoiled landscapes, as well as for its great architectural heritage that bears witness to a turbulent and culturally diverse history.

Geographical information

Latitude44.1283670 (N 44° 7’ 42”)
Longitude6.8325220 (E 6° 49’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 880m to 2813m
Surface area29.91 km²
Population47 inhabitants
Density1 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (105 km, 1h52)
Insee code06040
IntercommunalityCC Alpes d'Azur
TerritoriesAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Villeneuve-d'Entraunes10.2 km (18 min)
Guillaumes10.4 km (17 min)
Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes14.7 km (22 min)
Péone16.5 km (26 min)
Sauze17.4 km (31 min)
Entraunes20 km (29 min)
Daluis23 km (38 min)
Valberg24 km (36 min)
Sausses27 km (42 min)
Saint-Léger29 km (46 min)
Beuil31 km (48 min)
Castellet-lès-Sausses32 km (49 min)
Saint-Benoît35 km (49 min)
Entrevaux35 km (47 min)

Things to see and do

The church of St. Nicholas takes place on the mound of the old castle destroyed in the sixteenth century. It reveals a baroque interior of the seventeenth century, and a square bell tower added in the 1930s. You can admire the polyptych of the Five Wounds of Christ attributed to François Bréa, as well as a painting of the Virgin at the Rosary of the beginning of the Seventeenth century.

While strolling in the village, do not miss to admire the chapel Saint-Joseph and its naive paintings, the hamlet of the Turrets and its vestiges of a medieval castle-keep restored, or the gorges and the mill of the Barlatte. The first marked the border with the states of Piedmont-Savoy until the mid-eighteenth century and the mill was in operation until the early 1940s.

Several marked hiking trails allow you to discover all the flora and fauna around Châteauneuf-d'Entraunes, especially on the Pal and Trente Souches passes, on Mont Rougnouse, or Mont Triboulet. The GR52A goes through the municipality.

In the village, a communal kiln with shingle roof, a trough cut from a tree trunk, and some old barns are also to be appreciated.

The small museum of Grain de Sel, real bric-a-brac, will reveal old objects and other butterflies under glass.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

An evening of stories is organized each year in summer.


Sunday 13 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 26°C
Monday 14 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 25°C
Tuesday 15 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sporty or family rafting, kayaking or aqua trekking
Sports sensations35 € Puget-Théniers (19.8 km)
Sportive Canoe Rafting (on your own or with a guide) on the Var River – 1 hour from Nice
Sports sensations25 € Villars-sur-Var (29 km)
Descent on France's biggest zipline
Entertainment28 € to 35 € La Colmiane (32 km)
Off-piste skiing and ski trekking for all abilities
Sports sensations100 € Pra-Loup (32 km)
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations40 € to 70 € Castellane (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Plateau of St. Barnaby
HikeEasy1h00Saint-Martin-d'Entraunes (5.9 km)
Lakes Vens
HikeIntermediate6h30Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (15.8 km)
Rabuons Lake
Village visitAthletic7h00Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée (15.8 km)
Tour of the lakes
HikeIntermediate3h30Entraunes (15.8 km)
Sandstone Annot and King's Chamber
HikeEasy2h30Annot (22 km)


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