The Gorges du Verdon
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The landscapes of the Gorges du Verdon are spectacular. Our region is ideal for hiking, kayaking, climbing or paragliding. Sporty friends and nature lovers, here is a selection of activities to do in the Gorges du Verdon… there is something for everyone!
Accomodation in the Gorges du Verdon
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Places to visit in the Gorges du Verdon
The site of the Gorges du Verdon is a touristic destination in France and visitors flock from all over the world. It is a natural geographical site both sumptuous and gigantic. Here is a small list of must-see things during your visit.
5 good reasons to discover the Gorges du Verdon
The Gorges du Verdon have their source near the Col d’Allos and stretch for about 100 km. In some places, their breathtaking depth reaches 750 meters! Obviously, its dimensions make it the largest canyon in Europe!
The Gorges du Verdon are divided into four distinct geographical zones:
- The Pre-Gorges du Verdon run from the village of Castellane to the Point Sublime.
- The second part, the Grand Canyon stretches from the Samson corridor to the Sainte-Croix lake;
- The Gorges de Baudinard begin downstream from the Sainte-Croix dam and then cross the 3 lakes area until the Quinson dam
- The Low Gorges from the lake of Quinson to the lake of Esparron
The Gorges du Verdon fully deserve to be listed among the most beautiful natural sites in France and Europe. The beauty of the landscapes has inspired many documentary filmmakers, including François Bertrand who made a three-dimensional film (using a drone) entitled “Verdon secret”.
The lakes of the Verdon (Castillon, Chaudanne, Esparron, Sainte-Croix and Quinson) are not without reason very frequented in summer: exceptional quality of the water (nothing to do with the Mediterranean sea!), clean and equipped banks, renting of electric boats and canoe-kayak…
If you stay in the Gorges for a weekend, it is likely that you will not have enough time to discover all the lakes. In this case, maybe the lake of Castillon deserves your attention in priority. Check out our all inclusive adventure trips for a week or a weekend in the Gorges du Verdon.
We suggest you to book your activities and accommodation well in advance, especially if you are going during the high tourist season or if you plan to visit the region for a weekend, so as not to lose time and to enjoy the beauties of the Verdon as much as possible!
The visit of the Verdon is suitable for all profiles and the most reckless among you will find something to satisfy their desires of strong sensations. Did you know that you can go for the most vertiginous bungee jump in Europe? Indeed, the bridge of Artuby and its 182 meters of height assure you a powerful dose of adrenalin and strong sensations!
If this is not enough for you, another activity, quieter but not less sensational, proposes to you to survey the Gorges by the underground ways. Indeed, speleology invites you for an excursion to the center of the earth. Accessible to the youngest, the activity nevertheless requires the services of a guide. Claustrophobic people should not go!
A little higher up in the air, how about discovering the Verdon by paragliding or microlight? No level of physical condition is required to try the adventure: children (from 7 years old) and adults are welcome to discover the wonders of the Verdon gorges from the sky. Don’t forget to take your camera with you. Unforgettable, magical, unusual, a real life experience in its own right.