The Verdon Grand Canyon is considered as the most beautiful and deepest canyon in Europe. Stepping over two departments (“Alpes de Haute Provence” and “Var”), the canyon has been dug by the Verdon river during thousands of years. It is today 50km long with some parts as deep as 700 meters. This unique site is listed as "Grand Site de France". What else could it be for such a jewel?
There are numerous ways to discover the Verdon Gorge. The visitors can admire the spectacular view of the scenic road. The “Point Sublime” is a popular stop to enjoy a breathtaking view over the “Samson Corridor” (a deep cliff) or to start a hike on the “Martel path”.
For those who only have 1-day call, the most interesting part of the Verdon Gorge is around the lake Sainte-Croix. The typical village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, city of Pottery, is a mustsee: What a pleasure to stroll in the narrowed streets filled with shops and cafés! Also, the village of Aiguines is worth a visit because of its view on the lake and its prestigious hilltop castle.
The Verdon’s Features
The lake Sainte-Croix, gate to the Verdon Gorge, is the perfect place to swim or enter the canyon by the river (canoe or pedalo).
WHAT TO DO:
Scenic road + village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, city of pottery + lake Sainte-Croix.
Activities on the lake Sainte-Croix: canoe or pedalo through the canyon.
For More: visit of the “Château d’Aiguines”. High quality services: sauna, swimming pool, cellar wine, art museum.
For more: from June to the end of July, it’s Lavender time! On the road to the Verdon, the “Plateau de Valensole” is the best area to see the purple fields.
Type of excursion
Type of public
Duration of the visit
1 day excursion
All ages | Families
1 day with transportation
Medium group | Large group
Segment: Economic | Medium
Level Activity: Easy
Sainte-Croix (closest ports of call: Fréjus, Saint-Raphaël)
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