11 days in French Alps Itinerary

11 days in French Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock French Alps trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to La Brigue
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La Brigue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gap
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tourrettes-sur-Loup
— 2 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Canberra

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La Brigue

— 2 nights
La Brigue is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.La Brigue became part of France after World War II, when Italy was forced to hand it over in September 1947 under the terms of the Peace of Paris. On the 3rd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Fort Central, then don't miss a visit to Col de Tende, then snap pictures at Pont du Coq, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame des Fontaines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Bureau des Guides du Mercantour, examine the collection at Musée des Merveilles, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Tende, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption.

Make your La Brigue itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Canberra, Australia to La Brigue is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to La Brigue is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect nights in La Brigue to be little chillier, around 6°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gap.

Things to do in La Brigue

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gap

— 5 nights
Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Domaine de Charance and Le Circuit de la Vieille Ville et les Andrones. Escape the urban bustle at The Petrifying Fountain of Reotier and Lac de Serre-Poncon. Get out of town with these interesting Gap side-trips: Mane (Chateau de Sauvan & Museum of Salagon), Sisteron (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers de Sisteron, Rocher de la Baume, &more) and Ganagobie Abbey (in Forcalquier). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Arnoux, explore the historical opulence of Citadelle Vauban, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Real, and examine the collection at Maison Alexandra David-Neel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gap route site.

You can drive from La Brigue to Gap in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Things to do in Gap

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

— 2 nights
Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, examine the collection at La Bastide aux Violettes, stroll through Baou de Saint Jeannet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Jean, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent, and finally explore the ancient world of Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tourrettes-sur-Loup trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Gap to Tourrettes-sur-Loup takes 3.5 hours. In November in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips