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The Verdon gorges

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The Verdon gorges - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Provence-Alps-French Riviera
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Situated on the border between the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var départements, the famous Verdon gorges – whose high limestone cliffs reach 700 metres in places! – form an impressive canyon. The best way to explore this exceptional natural site is driving along the gorge tourist road, which is lined with a number of panoramic viewpoints such as the Balcons de la Mescla. Don't miss stopping at Point Sublime, where the view is, as its name suggests, truly sublime!

Offering first-class hiking, the "Grand Canyon" of Verdon is also a popular destination with climbers, paragliders and fans of white-water sports like canoeing and kayaking.

For thrill-seekers, bungee jumping is available from Artuby bridge in the Var département.

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The Verdon gorges

Bauduen is a village worth visiting before browsing the famous Gorges du Verdon. The village borders Lake St. Croix and offers a beautiful view to visitors. Another village that will delight lovers of old stones, Bargème, a charming village classified among the most beautiful villages in France.

Le Verdon (© Jean Espirat)
Le Verdon (© Jean Espirat)
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Gorges du Verdon
Gorges du Verdon
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Verdon seen from Point Sublime (© Jean Espirat)
Verdon seen from Point Sublime (© Jean Espirat)
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Le Verdon seen from Galetas Bridge (© Jean Espirat)
Le Verdon seen from Galetas Bridge (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama on the Sainte -Croix Lake (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on the Sainte -Croix Lake (© Jean Espirat)
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Start gorge Baudinard (© Jean Espirat)
Start gorge Baudinard (© Jean Espirat)
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Start gorge Baudinard (© Jean Espirat)
Start gorge Baudinard (© Jean Espirat)
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Le Verdon seen from Point sublime (© Jean Espirat)
Le Verdon seen from Point sublime (© Jean Espirat)
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Village of Bauduen around the gorges du Verdon
Village of Bauduen around the gorges du Verdon
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Lac de Sainte -Croix from Aiguines, near the Gorges du Verdon
Lac de Sainte -Croix from Aiguines, near the Gorges du Verdon
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Verdon gorge
Verdon gorge
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Canoeing in the gorges
Canoeing in the gorges
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Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 55 € Castellane
Rafting on the Verdon
Sports sensations40 € to 75 € Castellane
Rafting in the Verdon gorges
Sports sensations60 € Castellane
Excursion to discover the French Riviera
Entertainment48 € to 65 € Nice
Water hike in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations45 € Rougon
Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations35 € to 70 € Castellane
Aqua trekking in the Verdon Grand Canyon
Sports sensations70 € Aiguines
Canyoning or Rafting in the Verdon Gorges
Sports sensations40 € to 70 € Castellane

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