8 days in French Alps Itinerary

8 days in French Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Alps tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Tourrettes-sur-Loup
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup
— 1 night
Drive
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Tourrette-Levens
— 1 night
Drive
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La Salle les Alpes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Forcalquier
— 2 nights
Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Durham

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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 9th (Sat): stop by Confiseries Florian, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Vincent, explore the ancient world of Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Jean, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tourrettes-sur-Loup holiday planner.

Durham, USA to Tourrettes-sur-Loup is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Tourrettes-sur-Loup due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Tourrette-Levens.

Things to do in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Tourrette-Levens

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the mystery of Pyramide de Falicon et grotte de Ratapignata, then see the interesting displays at Butterfly Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Metiers Traditionnels, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Chateau-Musee Tourrette-Levens.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tourrette-Levens online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tourrettes-sur-Loup to Tourrette-Levens by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Salle les Alpes.

Things to do in Tourrette-Levens

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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La Salle les Alpes

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cite Vauban and Fort des Tetes et non fort du chateau.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Salle les Alpes trip builder website.

Getting from Tourrette-Levens to La Salle les Alpes by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in La Salle les Alpes

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Forcalquier

— 2 nights
Forcalquier is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.Forcalquier is located between the Lure and Luberon mountain ranges, about 30km south of Sisteron and 10km west of the Durance river. On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Artemisia Museum, examine the collection at Maison Alexandra David-Neel, then steep yourself in history at La Citadelle de Sisteron, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers de Sisteron.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Forcalquier trip site.

Drive from La Salle les Alpes to Forcalquier in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 36°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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