Discover the region

What to do in Barcelonnette?

During your stay at the Hôtel de la Placette, many activities are available to you. For example, you can perfect your swing at the Golf du Bois Chenu, 5 minutes from your accommodation. Visit the Valley Museum, which traces the history of the Ubaye Valley, its migrations, and Barcelonnette, whose Mexican heritage is still perfectly visible in the architecture.

 To find out everything about the activities to do in the city, do not hesitate to contact the Tourist Office .

At the foot of the stations

When staying in our hotel in Barcelonnette, you are 5 km from the Sauze resort, 10 km from Pra Loup , and 15 km from Sainte-Anne la Condamine . A shuttle is available to take you to these stations. Around the Hôtel de la Placette, there are more than 280 km of slopes available to you! Enough to satisfy skiers, walkers, sledding enthusiasts, and to try many other activities!

Take the shuttle that takes you to these stations, just 100 meters from our establishment!

The 7 passes of the Southern Alps

The Southern Alps are dominated by 7 passes, adored by cyclists and bikers. The passes of La Bonette-Restefond, of Sainte-Anne, of Vars, of Fillys, of Pontis, La Cayolle and Allos have been trodden by Tour de France riders many times! These roads are a true paradise. The tourist offices offer a passport to be validated at the top of each pass: will you obtain your Brevet des 7 cols?

Lake Serre-Ponçon

Athletesthrill-seekers, bathers or walkers, the Lac de Serre-Ponçon is a place of unmissable activities. Young and old will certainly find what they are looking for to spend their stay in the Ubaye Valley. The largest artificial lake in France is only 45km from your hotel in Barcelonnette!

White water sports

The Ubaye River is the dream place for white water sports enthusiasts: rafting, kayaking, hydrospeed, etc. Eight courses await you, beginners and experienced, to have fun. Do not hesitate to find out about all the activities to do in white water, on the website of the Ubaye Valley Tourist Office!

Mercantour National Park

Hiking or simple stroll, the Mercantour National Park offers you an immersion in the heart of wildlife and flora, local. Its biodiversity is rich with more than 11,000 animal and plant species. Admire the landscapes and observe the animals during your walks in the magnificent Mercantour ecosystem!

The Ubaye Valley

The Ubaye Valley is a jewel of nature and heritage. Forests, rivers, animals and plant species are the kings here. Visit the villages whose welcome and friendliness will seduce you, and escape into the great outdoors, whose immensity will amaze you. You can easily try paragliding, free flight and glider, to gain height and keep an indelible memory of your visit to the Ubaye Valley.

 During your stay, take the opportunity to discover other landscapes: from our hotel in Barcelonnette, you are 30 km from Italy!