Verdon Gorge

Ultimate Joie de Vivre in Europe’s Grand Canyon

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Verdon Gorge
  • France, Europe
  • 242 km
  • 6 hr

This route is certainly not for the faint-hearted! The circuit zigzags up and down the spectacular gorge of Verdon, which is deservedly referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Europe”. While traversing the most picturesque French villages, expect tons of thrilling hairpin bends, steep drops and narrow roads clinging on the limestone cliffs. Amongst all the natural beauty this scenic road trip offers, it is the idyllic turquoise colour of the meandering Verdon River that will strike you the most.

Start your roundtrip in Castellane and head for Point Sublime, a celebrated vantage-point overlooking the river canyon. Moustiers Sainte Marie is cited as one of the most beautiful towns of France, with its glorious location and charming houses this place serves as a perfect pit stop for a coffee. This road trip can’t be complete without plunging in the magnificent lake, so take that chance in Les Salles Sur-Verdon before heading back to Castellane on the other side of this incredible canyon.

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