Top things to do

Top Choice Canyon in Vallée du Haut-Var

Gorges de Daluis

This stunning network of scarlet gorges looks for all the world like it's been collected from Arizona and plonked down in Haute-Provence. Carved out over the millennia by the Var River, it runs for 6km between Guill…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Vallée de la Vésubie

Alpha, Le Parc des Loups

The grey wolf was hunted to extinction in France by 1930, but in 1992 two 'funny-looking dogs' were spotted near Utelle, presumably having loped across the Italian border. Since then, the animals have made a comebac…
Top Choice French in Vallée du Haut Verdon

La Ferme Girerd-Potin

On a working 17th-century farm, high above the Verdon, this cosy ferme-auberge grows everything it serves for thrilling rustic-Alpine dinners, served fireside in a candlelit, wood-and-stone dining room. Everything …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Vallée de la Tinée

Auberge-Restaurant Le Robur

Atop a cliff, with mesmerizing vistas, casually elegant Le Robur puts gastronomy within reach of mid-budget travelers. Chef Christophe Billau dazzles with refined, highly stylized cooking, including playful surprise…
Top Choice Gardens in Vallée de la Tinée

Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein

French in Vallée de la Vésubie

La Bonne Auberge

This small hotel, family run since 1946, has 12 well-kept rooms with pine furnishings. The convivial, atmospheric restaurant serves traditional Provençal classics and live trout. Peek into the bar to see St-Martin…
in Route du Temps

Le Petit Musée des Cuivres

Museum in Vallée de L’Ubaye

Musée de la Vallée

in Vallée du Haut Verdon

Colmars-les-Alpes Museum

Monastery in Vallée de la Roya

Monastère de Saorge