* France – Provence : Lakes and Mountains with your French tour operator


5 days/ 675 km
Period : May, June, July, August, September
Reference : 09B118

Prix : 286€

You’re still in Provence but with one foot in the Alps, where the distinctly southern feel of the towns mingles with magnificent alpine scenery of lakes, cols and valleys.

Come to discover excursions which we offer you with your French tour operator!

Trip

D1 Pra Loup

Check-in of the group to our club hotel in Pra Loup and settle in. Welcome drink. Dinner of the group and overnight.

D2 Barcelonnette / Serre Ponçon Lake (150 km)

We visit Barcelonnette, famous for its sumptuous Mexican style villas, stopping to taste some of the region’s specialities at the Centre for local products. A traditional lunch follows at the hotel. We head for the “Demoiselles Coiffees”, a curiosity of strange stone columns with a large rock on top, and stop at the nearby viewpoint offering a superb panorama of the lake and dam at Serre-Poncon. A boat trip on the lake is an optional extra. Dinner of the group, followed by evening entertainment, and overnight.

D3 – The Ubaye Valley / Briançon / Le Queyras (300 km)

We visit the village of St Paul sur Ubaye and its church dating back to the Early Middle Ages. We make a halt at Chatelet, perched high above the gorge between two sheer rock faces. Lunch is at the hotel. On to the old town of Briancon, encircled with fortifications. We take the road via the Izoard pass and its fantastic lunar landscape. Arrive of the group at St Veran, Europe’s highest township where all the buildings are made of wood, and a visit the toy factory. Our return journey takes us through the wild Guil gorges. Dinner of the group followed by evening entertainment, and overnight.

D4 Sisteron / Gap (225 km)

We tour Sisteron old town, « the gate to Provence ». An optional extra is the tourist train ride up to the citadel. Lunch then on to Gap where we visit the Charance estate and its most unusual English gardens at over 1000 metres above sea level. A slide show on the Ecrins National Park tells us about its natural flora. Dinner of the group, followed by evening entertainment, and overnight.

D5 Pra Loup

Breakfast.


Service details

Group travel Provence
From may to september
2 star club hotel in Pra Loup, full board, from dinner on D1 to breakfast on D5
1/4 wine per meal
Local guide (3 days)
Visits: tasting session of local products, toy factory, slide show at the Charance Park
Free places: 21st pers. in a single room, 42nd pers. sharing a double room

Possible supplements

Group travel Provence
Single room : 104 €
Per meal : coffee 1.70 €
Boat trip on the Serre Ponçon lake:  12.50 €
Sisteron citadel :  6 €
Tourist train Sisteron citadel : 5 €



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