46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Avignon
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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
— 3 nights
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Coustellet
— 2 nights
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Gordes
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Apt
— 3 nights
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Mane
— 2 nights
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Forcalquier
— 2 nights
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Manosque
— 2 nights
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Valensole
— 3 nights
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie
— 2 nights
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Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon
— 1 night
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La Palud sur Verdon
— 2 nights
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Castellane
— 3 nights
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Saint-Julien-du-Verdon
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Digne-les-Bains City
— 2 nights
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Sisteron
— 2 nights
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Forcalquier
— 2 nights
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Banon
— 2 nights
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Montbrun-les-Bains
— 1 night
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Sault
— 4 nights
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Beaumont-du-Ventoux
— 1 night
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Saint-Remy-de-Provence
— 2 nights
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Les Baux de Provence
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Avignon

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Place Des Carmes, make a trip to Palais des Papes, then make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and finally contemplate the long history of Place Crillon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport, Marseille Provence Airport and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. June in Avignon sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

— 3 nights
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a town and commune on the Sorgue river in southeastern France. Get in touch with nature at Partage Des Eaux and Grottes de Thouzon. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Collegiale Notre Dame des Anges, explore the world behind art at Fondation Villa Datris, shop like a local with Anne Virlange Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at retouR De Voyage.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue trip builder tool.

Getting from Avignon to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coustellet.

Things to do in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coustellet

— 2 nights
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee de la Lavande Luberon, then look for gifts at Marche de Coustellet, then examine the collection at Musee du Tire-Bouchon, and finally do a tasting at Domaine La Garelle.

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Coustellet is very close to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. In July in Coustellet, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gordes.

Things to do in Coustellet

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Gordes

Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gordes itinerary planning website.

Gordes is just a stone's throw from Coustellet. In July in Gordes, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Apt.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Apt

— 3 nights
Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. You've now added Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, then take in the views from Pont Julien, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lacoste, and finally get outside with Foret de Cedres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Le Fort de Buoux, then experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lourmarin, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontaine aux Trois Masques.

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Apt is just a short distance from Gordes. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mane.

Things to do in Apt

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Mane

— 2 nights
Mane is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of Salagon, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Sauvan, experience rural life at Fromagerie du Grand Jas, and look for gifts at Collines de Provence.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mane journey builder app.

Getting from Apt to Mane by car takes about an hour. In July in Mane, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in Mane

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Forcalquier

— 2 nights
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 9th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Francois Doucet Confiseur and then trek along Ronde des Jas. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback and then see the interesting displays at Artemisia Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Forcalquier travel planner.

Forcalquier is very close to Mane. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manosque.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manosque

— 2 nights
Manosque is the largest town and commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 10th (Fri), try your luck at Casino de Greoux-les-Bains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cave Petra Viridis, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de la Tour d'Aigues, then tee off at Golf du Luberon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre Historique de Manosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manosque vacation planner.

Manosque is just a short distance from Forcalquier. In July in Manosque, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Valensole.

Things to do in Manosque

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valensole

— 3 nights
Valensole is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographyThe river Asse forms most of the commune's northern border, then flows into the Durance, which forms all of its western border. Visiting Lac D'esparron and Lacs Des Buissonnades will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valensole: Lac de Peyrolles (in Peyrolles-en-Provence) and L'Eglise Notre Dame De Nazareth (in Rians). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plateau de Valensole, experience rural life at Lavande Angelvin, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins du Clos de Villeneuve.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valensole itinerary builder tool.

Valensole is very close to Manosque. July in Valensole sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Valensole

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Moustiers Sainte-Marie

— 2 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Chapelle Saint Pierre and then explore the activities along Lac de Sainte-Croix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, make a trip to Centre Ville, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Des Tourneurs Sur Bois, and finally experience rural life at Ferme des Fabrigoules.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moustiers Sainte-Marie day trip planning site.

Drive from Valensole to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee De Prehistoire Des Gorges Du Verdon, trek along Verdon Les Basses Gorges, and then go for a stroll along the water at Le Petit Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen), then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Verdiere, then stop by Faiencerie De Varages, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee des Faiences de Varages.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon road trip app.

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon is just a stone's throw from Moustiers Sainte-Marie. In July, daytime highs in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

La Palud sur Verdon

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Verdon, stroll through L'Imbut, and then cruise along Route des Cretes La Palud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Verdon Escalade and then trek along Starting Point Du Sentier Blanc-Martel.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read La Palud sur Verdon trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon to La Palud sur Verdon in an hour. July in La Palud sur Verdon sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Castellane.

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Castellane

— 3 nights
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Ecole de Trial Happy. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at CitroMuseum, don't miss a visit to Pont du Roc, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Castellane online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from La Palud sur Verdon to Castellane in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Castellane are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Saint-Julien-du-Verdon.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Saint-Julien-du-Verdon

On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Castillon and then examine the collection at Musee de la Minoterie.

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Saint-Julien-du-Verdon is just a stone's throw from Castellane. In July in Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Digne-les-Bains City.

Things to do in Saint-Julien-du-Verdon

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Digne-les-Bains City

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Lac des Mees, hike along Baou de Saint Jeannet, then explore the striking landscape at Clue de Barles, and finally see the interesting displays at Maison Alexandra David-Neel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musée de la Lavande à Digne-les-Bains (Digne 04), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourg de Digne, and then examine the collection at Musee Gassendi.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Digne-les-Bains City trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Saint-Julien-du-Verdon to Digne-les-Bains City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sisteron.

Things to do in Digne-les-Bains City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Sisteron

— 2 nights
Sisteron is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Sisteron is situated on the banks of the River Durance just after the confluence of the rivers Buëch and Sasse. On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Rocher de la Baume. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at La Citadelle de Sisteron and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gorges de la Meouge.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sisteron online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Digne-les-Bains City to Sisteron in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Sisteron can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Forcalquier.

Things to do in Sisteron

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Forcalquier

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganagobie Abbey, then get outside with Domaine des Sources, and then look for gifts at Distilleries et Domaines de Provence. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Les Mourres, then get some fabulous bargains at Biscuiterie de Forcalquier, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Forcalquier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame du Bourguet.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Forcalquier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sisteron to Forcalquier takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Banon.

Things to do in Forcalquier

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Banon

— 2 nights
Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Gorges D'Oppedette, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de l'Abbaye de Valsaintes, then explore the historical opulence of Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde, and finally stop by Librairie le Bleuet.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Banon road trip planning website.

Banon is very close to Forcalquier. You'll set off for Montbrun-les-Bains on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Banon

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montbrun-les-Bains

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Maison des plantes aromatiques et medicinales, get outside with Via Ferrata, and then head outdoors with Esprit Parapente.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montbrun-les-Bains journey planner.

Traveling by car from Banon to Montbrun-les-Bains takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Sault.

Things to do in Montbrun-les-Bains

Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Sault

— 4 nights
Sault is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Step out of the city life by going to Terr'aventure and Ventoux Passion Nature. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Gorges de la Nesque, examine the collection at Observatoire Sirene, relax in the rural setting at Distillerie du Vallon des Lavandes, and get some fabulous bargains at Aroma'Plantes Distillerie.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sault trip maker tool.

Sault is just a stone's throw from Montbrun-les-Bains. You will leave for Beaumont-du-Ventoux on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Sault

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Beaumont-du-Ventoux

— 1 night
Beaumont-du-Ventoux is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Consolation and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Ventoux. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac du Paty, then look for gifts at Nougat-Tolleron, and then walk around Les Barons Perches.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Beaumont-du-Ventoux trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sault to Beaumont-du-Ventoux takes an hour. In August in Beaumont-du-Ventoux, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Things to do in Beaumont-du-Ventoux

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

— 2 nights
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.HistoryThe town is named after Saint Remigius.GeographySaint-Rémy-de-Provence is situated about 20km south of Avignon, just north of the Alpilles mountain range.TransportationThe high-speed train station is 20 km from the city. On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Chateau de L'Hauture, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Cavaou, then stop by Ballon 2 Rouge, and finally explore the ancient world of Les Antiques. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Catholique Collegiale Saint-Martin, don't miss a visit to Musee des alpilles, then don't miss a visit to Van Gogh Walk, then admire the striking features of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, and finally steep yourself in history at Site Archeologique de Glanum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Remy-de-Provence vacation planning site.

Drive from Beaumont-du-Ventoux to Saint-Remy-de-Provence in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Les Baux de Provence

— 4 nights
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Step out of the city life by going to Golf club de Servanes and Golf de Servanes. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud), Visite des Calanques (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone) and Fontaine Moussue (in Salon-de-Provence). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Vincent, and steep yourself in history at Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To find out how to plan a trip to Les Baux de Provence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Les Baux de Provence is just a stone's throw from Saint-Remy-de-Provence. In August in Les Baux de Provence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Digne-les-Bains travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums