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Top Choice Gastronomy in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Bastide de Moustiers

A legendary table of Provence, founded by chef supremo Alain Ducasse. As you'd expect from this Michelin-starred, much-lauded restaurant, it's a temple to French cuisine – from the playful amuses bouches to the rich…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Ferme Ste-Cécile

Just outside Moustiers, this wonderful ferme auberge (country inn) immerses you in the full Provençal dining experience, from the sun-splashed terrace and locally picked wines right through to the chef’s meticulous …
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…
Provencal in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Grignotière

Hidden behind the soft-pink facade of Moustiers' Musée de la Faïence is this peaceful garden restaurant. Tables sit between olive trees and the colourful, eye-catching decor – including the handmade glassware – is t…
Provencal in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Treille Muscate

The top place to eat in the village proper: classic Provençal cooking served with panache, either in the stone-walled dining room or on the terrace with valley views. Expect sophisticated, rather formal dishes, all …
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.