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Getting to Verdon

By Air: The nearest airport to the UCPA is Marseille. From the airport it is usually possible to take a shuttle to Aix-en-provence, the Marseille Airport website offers some useful information that can help you plan your journey. From Aix-en-provence the only way to reach the centre is via the UCPA shuttle or by hiring a car. Please note the UCPA shuttle times are limited and must be booked in advance. For more information about times for your holiday please contact the centre directly on verdon@ucpa.asso.fr 


By Train: During the summer there is a TGV service from Paris to Aix en Provence. From Aix-en-provence the only way to reach the centre is via the UCPA shuttle or by hiring a car. Please note the UCPA shuttle times are limited and must be booked in advance. For more information about times for your holiday please contact the centre directly on verdon@ucpa.asso.fr 


By Car: The UCPA address is UCPA Le Verdon - 04120 La Palud sur VerdonLa Palud sur Verdon is easily accessible by road, the drive from the UK takes about 10 hours and goes through some nice scenery along the way but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads!


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  • UCPAs are like an upmarket hostel. However, they are always comfortable and if you want to meet people, the rooms of 4-6 are a great way of doing so. Even better is most of the UCPAs have some twin rooms...
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  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at dinner.
    Anna R
  • There isn’t a part of UCPA that I don’t enjoy, it’s some of the best holidays I’ve had and going to have.
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