Force of Nature: Verdon Gorge, France

The Mediterranean French Riviera is famous for its glamorous resorts. It is a hotspot destination for holidays. However, just an hour drive north, gets you to the Verdon Gorge, which is the deepest canyon in Europe.

Gorges du Verdon

Reaching depths of 2,296 feet, the canyon stretches for 31 miles. Amazingly, the gorge was only discovered in 1905, while some areas were found as recently as the 1940s. However, it’s a case of better late than never for this picturesque canyon.

Gorges du Verdon

The lake of Sainte-Croix is its focal point, which attracts tourists. Those, who are keen on outdoor pursuits such as: canoeing, kayaking and pedal boating, crystal-clear blue water of Sainte-Croix is heaven sent.

Verdon Gorge

Also, the area attracts hikers, who are drawn to the dramatic and challenging limestone terrain. Bird watchers flock to the area, in order to catch a glimpse of lappet-faced and griffon vultures, eagles, and various other birds of prey.

For those, who prefer less exertion, the gorge can be driven by car. The roads offer incredible views and ample opportunities to stop and take in the scenery.

So, don’t miss the opportunity to visit spectacular canyon that offers something for almost anyone.



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