Verdon Gorge, France

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

Verdon Gorge, France

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Verdon Gorge, France

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Verdon Gorge, France

Verdon Gorge, France

Verdon Gorge, France

Verdon Gorge, France

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Verdon Gorge, France

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Paris, France

Paris, France

 

Paris, the capital of France, and to many, the cultural capital of the world, has been a prominent tourist destination for decades. Yearly, over 45 million people visit Paris to see an experience its fascinating sights and rich culture. Most famous of the sights is the stunning Eiffel Tower which dominates the Paris skyline. Other popular attractions include the Louvre Museum, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame cathedral. Paris is also home to multiple opera houses, endless exquisite restaurants, and incredibly hotels. It’s a tourist friendly city that is easy to explore on foot, by bike, hop-on hop-off bus, or public transportation.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Champs Elysees, Paris, France

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

Notre Dame, Paris, France

Paris, France

Opera House, Paris, France

Champs Elysees, Paris, France

Pyramid at Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Paris, France

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Officially a collectivity of France, the island of Bora Bora lies in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. With its amazing reef, fantastic white sand beaches, and laid-back local population it is easy to see why Bora Bora is considered by many to be paradise on Earth. The island itself features an extinct volcano in the center and is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Bora Bora is a tourist hot-spot and many resorts and over-the-water bungalows have been built on the island. The population of locals is just under 9,000 with Tahitian, French, and some English spoken. Visitors can enjoy world-class diving and snorkeling, as well as sunset catamaran cruises, fishing trips, and jet ski rentals.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia


Bora Bora, French Polynesia