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Les Gorges du Verdon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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One of Europe’s most beautiful canyons, Les Gorges du Verdon is about 25 km (15.5 mi) long and up to 700 m (2,296 ft) deep. The River Verdon, known for its turquoise color, carved out the gorge. At the end of the canyon, the river flows into artificial Lac de Sainte-Croix. Drive around the canyon's rim, rent kayaks, or hike. Rock climbers enjoy the high limestone walls, which are suitable for multi-pitch climbing. Trekkers can choose from 1,500 routes, ranging from 20 m to over 400 m (65 ft to 1,312 ft). A visit to Les Gorges du Verdon represents just the start of the adventure when you use our La Palud sur Verdon trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Splendid panorama, the closest to nature, one can admire the cliffs that are stunning and so blue waters. However do not get dizzy, or visits of the gorges worth visiting!
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  • Don't miss this if you are anywhere near Marseilles or Nice. Zoom up the motorway and set aside the time. Many people just do it from the bottom, taking a pedalo from Lac de St Croix, but really you h...  more »
  • The Gorge du Verdon is already very well known & many people drive down one side or the other as part of a routine journey to/from the South of France, from Moustieres to Castellane or the reverse. Ho...  more »
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  • An incredibly scenic mountain drive, with a lovely swimming lake at the end of it. We planned to go on the pedalos, but unfortunately they were all booked up by 3pm when we were there. Still, a lovely day out.
  • Awesome. We took the D23 road up the mountain which is amazing! You end up driving to 1285 m high above the gorge. Its incredibly impressive and if anybody is a budding photographer, take your DSLR as there are stunning views of the Gorge itself, but also Vultures! At one of the viewing points there were 6 vultures right beside us - never seen them so up close. Incredible. We didn't get to boat up the Gorge as it was too windy and we were told it was a 'must', and it looked like it would be pretty amazing. So definitely recommend d that so leave a full day to do everything.
  • Great scenery, good to rent a motorbike and drive around the canyon.
  • Posto incantevole. Da non perdere.
  • A beautiful spot, fantastic scenery, lovely people. Can't wait to revisit!