13 days in French Alps Itinerary

13 days in French Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Alps travel route planner
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Fly
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Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Sisteron
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Le Monetier-les-Bains
— 1 night
Drive
5
Embrun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Allos
— 2 nights
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Castellane — 2 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellane: Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur (in Thorenc) and Canyon du Riolan (in Sigale). There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at CitroMuseum, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc.

Plan my trip to Castellane with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Castellane is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Castellane to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie — 3 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Moustiers Sainte-Marie: Valensole (Plateau de Valensole & Lavande Angelvin), La Palud sur Verdon (Route des Cretes La Palud & Verdon-e-Bike) and Spas (in Greoux les Bains). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, get outside with Verdon Escalade, don't miss a visit to Centre Ville, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip planner.

You can drive from Castellane to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sisteron.
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Sisteron — 2 nights

Sisteron is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Sisteron is situated on the banks of the River Durance just after the confluence of the rivers Buëch and Sasse. On the 20th (Wed), head outdoors with Speleologie Hautes-Alpes Marc Casali, Head underground at Gorges de la Meouge, and then steep yourself in history at La Citadelle de Sisteron. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Forcalquier, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Moulin Fortuné Arizzi.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sisteron sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Sisteron by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Le Monetier-les-Bains.
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Le Monetier-les-Bains — 1 night

Le Monêtier-les-Bains is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.GeographyLe Monêtier-les-Bains is the highest village of the French ski resort of Serre Chevalier at 1,500m. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique Alpin du Lautaret, then get great views at Col du Galibier, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Le Monetier-les-Bains online day trip planner.

Getting from Sisteron to Le Monetier-les-Bains by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Embrun.
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Embrun — 2 nights

Embrun is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.DescriptionIt is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.The Canadian town of Embrun, Ontario was named after Embrun in 1856.HistoryEmbrun was formerly known as Ebrodunum. On the 23rd (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Lac de Serre-Poncon, and then cool off at Aquaparc embrun. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col d'Izoard, hit the slopes at ESF, and then head outdoors with Tete En L'Air - Ecole De Parapente Du Queyras Et Guillestrois.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Embrun trip itinerary website.

Getting from Le Monetier-les-Bains to Embrun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Allos.
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Allos — 2 nights

Allos is a 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): trek along Lac des Sagnes, don't miss a visit to Col de la Bonette, and then trek along Lacs de Vens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get great views at Col d'Allos and then explore the striking landscape of Lac d'Allos.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Allos day trip website.

Getting from Embrun to Allos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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