Les Méans

B&b in Vallée de l’Ubaye

Alpine atmosphere abounds at this attractive B&B 12km west of Barcelonnette, with five rustic rooms to choose from: we particularly liked the Alpages suite, with its original fireplace, and the wood-panelled Sommets suite (both also have private balconies and kitchenettes).

Owned by ex–ski instructors Elisabeth and Frédéric, it's eco-friendly too – with heating provided by a wood-fired boiler and solar panels.