Les Gorges du Verdon, La Palud sur Verdon

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Canyon · Geologic Formation
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). Using our custom trip planner, La Palud sur Verdon attractions like Les Gorges du Verdon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Wow. The dramatic scenery is spectacular. We drove both ways through the Gorges. We saw hawks circling above us. The sheer size of the gorge and its depth is staggering. If you are in the area this...  more »
  • We took the hike on the south side of the Gorge that leaves from near a hotel whose name I forgot - you go down the Gorge by the Descente des Cavaliers (beware, there is a right turn that is easy to.....  more »
  • Gorgeous views. Beautiful mountains along the river.
  • The deepest gorge in West Europe. Very impressive. It is worth to view it from both sides.

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