Have you been to Moustiers? If you do then make sure you take your camera! Built into the side of the rocks with a waterfall cascading through the middle of this quaint village, it is an ‘instagrammer’s’ dream!!
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Often described as one of the most beautiful Villages in Provence, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie sits on the western side of the Gorges du Verdon.
Faience Pottery in Moustiers
We love this little village and could spend hours enjoying the many picturesque streets and buildings, charcuteries selling a wide range of olive oils and delicious cheeses, gorgeous pottery shops and numerous great restaurants. The village is known as a producer of Faïence pottery.
So if you visit, definitely set aside some time to chat to the potters and take a piece or two away with you.
If you you like your views then take the steep path up to the Chapelle Notre Dame de Beauvoir. The views of the village, Lac de Sainte Croix and Gorges du Verdon are worth the walk.
Where to eat?
There are numerous cute restaurants to eat in and rest your walked-out feet with a cold glass of something. If it is something special you are after then La Bastide de Moustiers is what you are after. It has one MICHELIN Star (2020) and is full of typical Provencal flavour and produce from the local markets. NB: there is parking.
Our only negative is that Moustiers beauty makes the village a tourist magnet, so try to visit at off peak times if you can. Early in the morning is usually quiet. You can park in the village but we recommend parking just as you reach the village. We still have nightmares about getting caught in a the middle of the village surrounded by tourists and unnaturally sharp corners to turn!
After all that exploring and camera action, we recommend heading down to Le Lac de Sainte Croix for a swim or paddle or snooze in the shade.