Huddled at the base of soaring cliffs, the picturesque village of Moustiers Ste-Marie is unquestionably the prettiest spot anywhere near the Gorges du Verdon, for which it serves as a useful gateway. Lining either side of a river valley, the village's main claim to fame is the Chapelle Notre Dame de Beauvoir, a 14th-century chapel that teeters precariously on the edge of a steep canyon. A winding staircase leads up to the church for epic views over the surrounding plains.
The village is also known for its long tradition of faience (fine pottery); you'll find endless shops round the village touting their earthenwares. Avoid July and August if you can, when Moustiers' car parks are full to bursting, and the village's charms are smothered.