The biggest canyon in Europe, Gorge Du Verdon, is absolutely stunning. You can drive the entire 25km length of the gorge, winding up and down the mountains, stopping at parking bays to admire the view. Every time we stopped we’d discuss not stopping again at the next turn or it would take us forever to get around! Of course by the time we got to the next stop, we pulled over.
The deep canyon has a river that runs through the bottom and eagles with 2-3m wingspans soar through. It’s beautiful and spectacular and you will want to stop at every turn and stare down into the depths below. In between Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the depth reaches 700m.
Just be careful of the seriously scary cliff overhangs, at numerous points we ended up on the wrong side of the road in order to get past. There was also an interesting stretch leading up to a tunnel and round a corner which was only the width of a single car; sounding our horn the entire time we managed to make it through without causing a crash.
It was amazing to see it from above, but next time I want to get in a canoe, kayak or raft and go through the bottom!
Here are my 20 Photos to Inspire a Visit to Gorge du Verdon, France.
20 Photos to Inspire a Visit to Gorge du Verdon is part of my 20 Photos Series, where I will aim to inspire a visit to a country or place I’ve been. To see other posts from my 20 Photos Series, click here.
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