A place in France, Barcelonnette is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Barcelonnette, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Menton. Attractions in Menton include Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman, Bastion Museum, The Basilica Of St-michael The Archangel. Also, to reach Barcelonnette, you'll have to take a flight to Menton; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Barcelonnette.
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Barcelonnette.