7 days in French Alps Itinerary

7 days in French Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Alps vacation planner
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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get interesting insight from Verdon-e-Bike, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 explore the world behind art at Musee de la Faience.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moustiers Sainte-Marie online road trip planner.

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 slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Moustiers Sainte-Marie dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car 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 4th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Luge Monty Express, steep yourself in history at Fort du Chateau, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Briancon journey builder.

Getting from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Briancon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Vallee Des Sirenes, examine the collection at CitroMuseum, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Castellane road trip planning tool.

Getting from Briancon to Castellane by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Castellane can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) 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 7th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, then explore the ancient world of Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, then examine the collection at La Bastide aux Violettes, and finally stroll through Baou de Saint Jeannet.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tourrettes-sur-Loup journey planner.

You can drive from Castellane to Tourrettes-sur-Loup in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tourrettes-sur-Loup are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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