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Vallée Ubaye

Ubaye Valley  Barcelonette

The Ubaye Valley is one of the six valleys that make up the Mercantour National Park. Located in the Northwest of the park, this wide, open high-mountain valley of the Southern Alps, with pastures, 800 kms of marked hiking paths, and more than 200 km of river, ideal for trout fishing. The valley offers a variety of sports, inlcuding water sports, cycling, climbing, fishing, skiing, golf, and adventure. Particularly interesting to visitors is Barcelonette, a colorful village, in the heart of the valley that exhibits its Mexican influence, brought back to the region by its businessmen who had traveled to Mexico to set up businesses. 
For information and accommodations, visit: www.ubaye.com


There are six museums grouped together under "Musée de la Vallée", all created between1988 and 2003, by local initiatives and the desire of the territory of the Ubaye Valley. Each of these museums is dedicated to a theme that explores the local patrimony of the Valley :

• Saint-Paul sur Ubaye (1988), les gestes des paysans et des artisans, 
• Pontis (1990) l¹école et l¹instruction publique en Ubaye, 
• Jausiers, (1998) l'archéologie et la géologie, 
• Lauzet, (1999) un monde de cueillette et de chasse,
• Meyronnes - saint ours, (2003) les militaires en Ubaye, 
• Barcelonnette, les voyages, l'émigration au Mexique.