Verdon Gorge, France

Verdon Gorge, France

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The stunning Verdon Gorge is a river canyon in the southeastern section of France. The gorge is home to the Verdon River, known for its starling turquoise waters.

The Verdon Gorge is a limestone canyon over 15 miles (25 kilometers) long and up to 2,297 feet (700 meters) deep. The canyon is a popular rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, and sight-seeing destination.

Either side of Verdon Gorge is easily accessed, and a car ride around the rim is a lovely way to spend a day.

The largest nearby towns with the most services and accommodations are Grasse and Aix-en-Provence, with several other smaller towns in the vicinity.

Verdon Gorge, France
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Verdon Gorge, France
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Verdon Gorge, France

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Verdon Gorge, France
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Verdon Gorge, France
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5 thoughts on “Verdon Gorge, France

  1. If anyone has ever been here and could give me advice on where to stay, who to talk to about running the river on a SUP please get a hold of me. Came across the gorge a few days ago and now on a mission to go down-most likely with a guide or someone who knows this well.
    Thx…

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