Entrevaux is a commune, former episcopal seat and Latin Catholic titular see in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France, on the Var River.

Entrevaux has received the “City of Character” label.

The village is a member of the association The Most Beautiful Villages of France.

Tourism and main attractions

Civil architecture

The ancient site of the town, Glandèves, was the seat of a bishopric at the end of the Roman Empire; however, no archaeological discovery from the Gallo-Roman period has been made.

The village, although medieval in appearance, essentially dates from the 17th century.

The oil mill, dating from the 18th century, is the only one in the department still operating. The Fulconis house has a sundial, the oldest in the department, which dates from 1572.

In the old center, there is a motorcycle museum, which has a collection of old European models.

On national road 202, upstream of Entrevaux, are the Elephant works (tarpaulin bridges above the railway and the road).

Military architecture

The Vauban citadel is located at the top of a rocky ridge, with a very steep and fortified access path (classified as a historic monument).

The city’s fortifications are also classified as Historic Monuments. They include three doors: the main one, called the South, Royal or National, preceded by a front door with guardhouse, the western gate, called France or Guillaumes, currently used by a path and the eastern gate, known as Savoy, Italy or Puget.

Religious architecture

Entrevaux Cathedral, the latest of the successive cathedrals of the bishops of Glandèves (and today a parish church), is a building listed on the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments. It houses a large painting of the Assumption of the Virgin, painted by François Mimault, which dates from 1647, an organ made by the Marseille native Jean Eustache in 1717, bells from the 19th and 20th centuries and also 53 stalls from the 17th century.
Notre-Dame-de-la-Seds, or the hospital, located on the right bank of the Var and downstream from the town, is the penultimate seat of the bishops of Glandèves. It is now a registered historic monument. All that remains is a vast apse from the 12th century. Nearby is the episcopal palace built by Dominique Ithier (Bishop from 1654 to 1672) and installed in the former episcopal palace of the 17th century.

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 9 hr 26 min (844 km) via A6

From Marseille: 2 hr 48 min (208 km) via A51

From Nice: 1 hr 17 min (74.5 km) via Rte de Grenoble

From Toulouse: 6 hr 7 min (563 km) via A9

From Monaco: 1 hr 31 min (90.7 km) via Rte de Grenoble

From Andorra: 7 hr 49 min (653 km) via A9

From Madrid: 13 hr 38 min (1,268 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 35 hr (3,130 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 14 hr 49 min (1,394 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,343 km) via E70

From Bern: 7 hr 1 min (551 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 60,37 km2

Population: 801

Coordinates: 43°56′58″N 6°48′39″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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