11 days in French Alps Itinerary

11 days in French Alps Itinerary

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11 days in French Alps Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Tende
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Briancon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Embrun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Digne les Bains
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Forcalquier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
La Palud sur Verdon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Tende

Tende ©
Tende is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.GeographyTende is located within Mercantour National Park in the French Alps. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tende trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tende is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect Tende to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Briancon.

Things to do in Tende

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Brigue, Monastere de Saorge, Eglise Saint Michel
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Musée des Merveilles ©
Musée des Merveilles
Notre Dame des Fontaines ©
Notre Dame des Fontaines
Monastere de Saorge ©
Monastere de Saorge

1
night
Briancon

Briancon ©
Briançon a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cite Vauban and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Briancon trip planner .

You can drive from Tende to Briancon in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Embrun.

Things to do in Briancon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Cite Vauban ©
Cite Vauban
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Embrun

Embrun is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.DescriptionIt is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of one of the largest artificial lakes in Western Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.The Canadian town of Embrun, Ontario was named after Embrun in 1856.HistoryEmbrun was formerly known as Ebrodunum. On the 19th (Sun), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Les demoiselles Coiffées, then contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Boscodon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre-Dame-du-Real. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Fort de Mont-Dauphin, identify plant and animal life at The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col d'Izoard.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Embrun online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Briancon to Embrun takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Digne les Bains.

Things to do in Embrun

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fort de Mont-Dauphin, Les demoiselles Coiffées, Col d'Izoard, The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Abbaye de Boscodon ©
Abbaye de Boscodon
Col d'Izoard ©
Col d'Izoard

2
nights
Digne les Bains

Digne les Bains ©
Digne-les-Bains or simply and historically Digne is a commune of France, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, and situated in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.The name of the inhabitants is Dignois.GeographySite and locationLocated on the edge of the and on both sides of the Bléone, which flows southwest through the middle of the commune and crosses the town; it forms part of the commune's northeastern and southwestern borders.Digne-les-Bains is the capital of the Department of Alpes de Haute-Provence. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges de la Meouge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers de Sisteron, then stop by Lavande Angelvin, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of La Citadelle de Sisteron, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocher de la Baume, then examine the collection at Alexandra David-Neel Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle St Pancrace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Digne les Bains day trip planner .

Drive from Embrun to Digne les Bains in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in Digne les Bains

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisteron, Lavande Angelvin, Gorges de la Meouge
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Gorges de la Meouge ©
Gorges de la Meouge
Alexandra David-Neel Museum ©
Alexandra David-Neel Museum
Chapelle St Pancrace ©
Chapelle St Pancrace

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night
Forcalquier

Forcalquier ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Librairie le Bleuet, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Sauvan, then examine the collection at Museum of Salagon, then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Forcalquier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganagobie Abbey.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Forcalquier holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Digne les Bains to Forcalquier takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Mane, Librairie le Bleuet
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Chateau de Sauvan ©
Chateau de Sauvan
Citadelle de Forcalquier ©
Citadelle de Forcalquier
Ganagobie Abbey ©
Ganagobie Abbey

3
nights
La Palud sur Verdon

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the views from Pont du Roc, and then explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Centre Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Beauvoir, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Faience, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ferme des Fabrigoules.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Palud sur Verdon trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Forcalquier to La Palud sur Verdon in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Moustiers Sainte-Marie, Castellane, Les Gorges du Verdon
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River Rafting & Tubing
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Musee de la Faience ©
Musee de la Faience