Natural heritage - Aiguines

Verdon Gorges

The Verdon Gorges forms the biggest canyon of Europe: it’s an area where space and vastness are mixing.
In the limestone of Haute Provence plateau, the river dug a 25 km long canyon, 700 m deep in places.

The Verdon Gorges were classified in 1990. They are the object of an annual attendance estimated at more than one million visitors and have an international reputation. They are in a process of Operation Grand Site (OGS) of France since 2002.

A Grand Site is a remarkable territory (landscape, natural and cultural qualities), whose national dimension is recognized by a classification of a significant part of the territory (classification for the protection of natural monuments and sites), which welcomes a large public and is committed to a partnership approach of sustainable and coordinated management to preserve its value, attractiveness, and landscape integrity.

The objectives of an OGS are: to restore and protect the landscape, natural and cultural quality of the site; to improve the quality of the visit while respecting the site; to promote local socio-economic development while respecting the inhabitants.

The purpose of an OGS is to accompany the territory towards obtaining the "Grand Site de France" label.


Opening from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023
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  • Parking
  • Picnic area


  • Pets welcome
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shuttlebus
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours