28 days in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Itinerary

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Barcelonnette
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Barcelonnette
— 5 nights
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Forcalquier
— 7 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 7 nights
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Castellane
— 7 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Asheville

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Barcelonnette — 5 nights

Barcelonnette is a commune of France and a subprefecture in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Explore Barcelonnette's surroundings by going to Lac d'Allos (in Allos), Cascade de la Lance (in Colmars) and Au Doux Meleze (in Montclar). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Col de la Cayolle, take in the dramatic natural features at Clue de Barles, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and experience rural life at Elevage Bel'Ane.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelonnette day trip planner.

Asheville, USA to Barcelonnette is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Barcelonnette is 6 hours. Traveling from Asheville in June, you will find days in Barcelonnette are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Forcalquier.
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Forcalquier — 7 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Sisteron (Gorges de la Meouge, Rocher de la Baume, &more), Greoux les Bains (Casino de Greoux-les-Bains, Parc Morelon, &more) and Lavande Angelvin (in Valensole). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Forcalquier, see the interesting displays at Artemisia Museum, make a trip to Les Penitents des Mees, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganagobie Abbey.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Forcalquier journey tool.

Getting from Barcelonnette to Forcalquier by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Barcelonnette in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Forcalquier, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie — 7 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. Get out of town with these interesting Moustiers Sainte-Marie side-trips: Route des Cretes La Palud (in La Palud sur Verdon), Digne-les-Bains City (Chapelle St Pancrace, La dalle aux ammonites, &more) and Valensole (Plateau de Valensole & Les Jardins du Clos de Villeneuve). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Les Gorges du Verdon, experience rural life at Ferme des Fabrigoules, trek along Verdon Les Basses Gorges, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip planner.

Getting from Forcalquier to Moustiers Sainte-Marie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Castellane.
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Castellane — 7 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Castellane: Maison Musee Colmars (in Villars-Colmars), Colmars-les-Alpes (in Colmars) and Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur (in Thorenc). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance, get curious at Maison Nature & Patrimoines, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Castellane online vacation planner.

You can drive from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Castellane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Castellane, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).
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