Counted as one of ” the most beautiful villages of France”, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is on rock terraces at the foot of high bluffs by the western entrance of the Verdon Gorge.
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It’s a very photogenic place, with a warren of pedestrianised streets and a stream that cascades through the centre.

Those with energy to burn can climb the 250 steps up to the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir.

For a souvenir pick up a piece of faience, tin-glazed earthenware made in workshops all around the village.

To get the inside track on this pottery technique, pay a visit to the museum, which will show you how it’s made and has pieces of this fine glazed pottery going back to the 1600s.