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Allos is a French commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Allos is a high mountain commune in the southern Alps. The commune experienced a significant rural exodus in the 19th century, following the population movement of the department. Then the town was overwhelmed for eighty years by winter sports: the construction of accommodations and ski-lifts has changed the landscape and the mountain urbanisation. The economy was profoundly altered with almost all jobs being found in tourism. Traditional agricultural activities persisted only marginally. Historically Allos, located in the valley of the Verdon, has long been linked to the Ubaye Valley: first at the time when Ubaye belonged to the States of Savoy (from 1388 to 1713) then after it became part of France it continued to be administered across the Col d'Allos (impassable in winter). Even after the Revolution, it was attached to the Barcelonnette district. It was not until 1985 that it was (administratively) turned towards the valley by accepting the connection to the Canton of Colmars. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allossards or Allossardes

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Planning a vacation to Allos in France? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. After your splendid visit to Allos, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Menton. Take a short trip from Allos and set some time aside to explore the Menton. Dotted with places like Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman, Bastion Museum, The Basilica Of St-michael The Archangel; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Allos, you'll have to take a flight to Menton; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Allos.

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