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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Alright, this is not the French Riviera anymore, it's about a 2 hour drive. But if your stay on the Riviera is long enough and you have time to go here, it's absolutely worth it. Basically, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. I go there several times every summer. Here's a non-exhaustive list of things that you can do here: 1) Kayak / Pedal boat in the Gorges du Verdon. This gorge is insanely beautiful but during peak summer, there are just way too many people and it degrades the experience. 2) Lavender fields. If you're thinking of particularly famous lavender field pictures, they were probably taken here, on the Plateau de Valensole, above the Sainte-Croix lake. But the period to see them starts from mid-June until mid-July. After mid-July, you won't see many of them. And none the rest of the year. 3) Moustiers-Sainte-Marie village. It's a very cute village which is on the list of the 150 most beautiful villages in France. 4) La route des crêtes, meaning the "Ridge road". This road is very impressive, and watch out if you're scared of heights! It's a loop that follows the cliffs of the Verdon gorge where there are world-renowned climbing spots. There are several breathtaking viewpoints along it.”
  • 284 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fabulous lake, beeches, restaurants, waterspouts, sight seeing, lavender fields .... stunning!”
  • 140 locals recommend
Nature
“Le Colorado provençal est un site aux couleurs flamboyantes, que la nature et les mains des hommes ont créé dans d'anciennes carrières d'ocre. Avec ses cheminées des fées orange vif et son Sahara qui passe du blanc au pourpre, il enchante en toutes saisons.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Lake
“Manmade glacial lake, watersports, swimming beach, boat hire,boat rides. Take a picnic to one of the many small coves, or hire pedaloes at the main lakeside beach. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
History Museum
“Un musée accessible à partir 5-6 ans avec des parcours différenciés selon les âges. La visite peut se compléter avec des grottes et reconstitutions d'abris préhistoriques, ou une baignade ou du pédalo dans les basses gorges du Verdon.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Reservoir
“Notre endroit préféré pour nous baigner l'été. Vous pouvez louer pédalos ou canoës. On adore la vue depuis le barrage.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Whether you go canyoning, cycling or just enjoy the views, this is a special area of France.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lake
“Wild swimming in the lake - take a picnic or go to the campsite cafe. Or book for the restaurant Du Lac - super food and a wonderful terrace overlooking the Etang.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Establishment
“Fine ancient Roman bridge, geological site with excellent walks along the gorge and very popular for swimming or just lazing in the sun.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“It is surely a bit far (Around 1h45min by car) but if you come from far it could be a unique occasion to visit the most beautiful canyon in Europe!!! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Une caverne d'Ali Baba avec des livres introuvables ailleurs !! Il faut se laisser perdre... A découvrir”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lake
“There is a stunning walk up to this lake, which is the highest Europe - The 2 hour hike up to it is fairly easy.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“Great views, interesting history all situated in a town that in itself merits visiting. A must for Napoleon fans.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Superbe site domminant la vallée de la Durance. Eglise avec mosaiques médiévales du 12ème siècle”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Local ski resort. Check for snow before going - only 45 minutes away. If not snow then head to Isola 2000, Auron or Limone in Italy, all places to reach in 2 hours. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Abbaye romane bénédictine cistercienne datant du XIIe siècle, et classée monument historique, elle constitue le site le plus visité des Hautes-Alpes. Elle est accessible à pieds depuis la maison par un chemin descendant à travers le bois (compter environ 20min).”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Nature Preserve
“Beautiful place... The only place in Europe where the European bison and Przewalski horse live side by side again. Reunited in a space they share with deer, chamois, wild boar, foxes, wolves, lynx and many other species. Wild and free! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Store
“ Très bon restaurant mais il vaut mieux réserver. Sur place également vente de nombreux fromages de la région.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Un endroit emblématique de Gap pour boire un verre ou manger un plat original dans une ambiance détendue !”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“golf très arboré avec parcours atypique - possibilité de restauration sur place”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Table de qualité Yann maître restaurateur vous accueille. Les plats sont très fins tout en étant copieux. Produits frais et de qualité. Fait maison. Pour les gourmands je vous conseille la "Gargantuesque Profiterole" Réserver avant si possible.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Bel hôtel restaurant 4*, chef étoilé. Lieu magique de beauté et luxe, calme. Cuisine orignale”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Une ambiance très décontractée, musique live le vendredi soir. Possibilité d'y manger plutôt sur réservation.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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