Top Choice Church in Moustiers Ste-Marie

Chapelle Notre Dame de Beauvoir

High above the village, Moustiers' 14th-century church clings to a cliff ledge like an eagle’s nest. A steep trail climbs beside a waterfall to the chapel, passing 14 stations of the cross en route. High above, a 22…
Church in Castellane

Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc

This hillside chapel sits high above Castellane at an altitude of 903m, wedged into a cleft between the mountains and offering a panoramic view across the valley. There has been a chapel of some form since the 9th c…
Museum in Castellane

Musée Sirènes et Fossiles

Mermaids and fossils feature at this worthwhile paleontology museum, which explores the geological past of the Alps – hard to believe this whole mountain range once lay at the bottom of a vast temperate sea. It's wo…
Museum in Moustiers Ste-Marie

Musée de la Faïence

Moustiers’ decorative faience (glazed earthenware) once graced the dining tables of Europe’s most aristocratic houses. Today each of Moustiers’ 15 ateliers has its own style, from representational to abstract. Antiq…
Museum in Gorges du Verdon

Musée de la Préhistoire des Gorges du Verdon

A small museum exploring the gorges’ natural history and archaeological treasures, detailing the prehistoric wildlife that once roamed here, the techniques of ancient cave artists and so on. From March to October it…
Castle in Gorges du Verdon

Château d’Allemagne

A fairytale castle in the village of Allemagne-en-Provence, an easy drive from Lac de Quinson. It's about 24km west of Moustiers St-Marie.