7 days in French Alps Itinerary

7 days in French Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Marseille, Bus to Moustiers Sainte-Marie
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Briancon
— 1 night
Drive
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Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup
— 1 night
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie — 2 nights

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. On the 19th (Fri), get interesting insight from Verdon-e-Bike, then explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes La Palud. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Centre Ville, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Faience.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie travel planning tool.

New York City, USA to Moustiers Sainte-Marie is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City to Moustiers Sainte-Marie, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Moustiers Sainte-Marie dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Briancon.
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Briancon — 1 night

Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 21st (Sun), hit the slopes at Luge Monty Express, then contemplate the long history of Fort du Chateau, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Briancon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Briancon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.
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Castellane — 2 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Vallee Des Sirenes, examine the collection at CitroMuseum, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Castellane trip planner.

Drive from Briancon to Castellane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Castellane sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup — 1 night

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, then examine the collection at La Bastide aux Violettes, and finally hike along Baou de Saint Jeannet.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tourrettes-sur-Loup trip website.

You can drive from Castellane to Tourrettes-sur-Loup in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Castellane in August, you will find days in Tourrettes-sur-Loup are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (70°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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