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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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Testimonials

  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
  • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
    Asim A
  • 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...
    Anna R
  • Describing the UCPA is difficult. Not because there is a lack of adjectives to adequately convey the amount of fun you’ll have while you are there, the friendliness of the instructors, the quality of the food...
    Mark D
  • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
    Richard J
  • The UCPA has its own bar which is slightly cheaper than anywhere else in the resort. It has a pool table, comfy seats and a good atmosphere. 
    Ron H
  • Alongside the excellent equipment, lessons, food and accommodation, the thing that brings me back year on year is the atmosphere, as made by the people who go to UCPA.
    Elliot B