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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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