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How to reach Peyresq

The village of Peyresq is a very picturesque site in the French Alps (Alpes de Haute-Provence) situated about 1.500m above sea level. The village is partly owned and managed by the European Association for Culture and for Artistic and Scientific Humanism Peyresq Foyer d'Humanisme, a Brussels-based philanthropic foundation, which has assigned the village as a location for scientific and cultural meetings.

To get to Peyresq by public transport, the easiest method is to first travel to Nice and then take the picturesque train, called the "Chemins de Fer de Provence", which goes from Nice through the mountains to Digne.

Leave the train at Annot, from where we arrange transport to Peyresq. Please do not leave the train at the stop called "Peyresq", because this is in the river valley from where you would have to climb an hour uphill to the village!

Note that, in Nice, the train leaves from the "Gare de Provence", which is about 10 minutes walk from the main station, Gare de Nice-Ville. You can use this map [JPG file] for your walk between the two stations.

If you do not have the time to take the train from the Gare de Provence in Nice here is the map of the location of the Gare in Lingostière which is just outside Nice.

By car it takes about 1.5 hours from Nice.

Where is Peyresq?

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