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Gorges du Verdon

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Ranked #1 of 1,189 Attractions in Provence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting, Bungee jumping, Mountain biking
Traveler Description: It is possible to take a trip for a day from Cannes to the Verdon Canyon and back. Driving from the Riviera and back on a day for hiking is not... more »
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Limonest, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

during our trip to southern france we hired a car to drive around the gorge du verdon after seeing pictures on a magasine a while ago, the rivers were so refreshing and clean, but a lot of tourists at this time of the year, i wouldn't recommend to go in August.

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Mantova, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The title is just my personal definition of 5 in the Tripadvisor's score. The place deserves it fully and not only for the umpteenth possibility of enjoying landscape and nature but also for the towns in the neighbors (e.g. Moustiers St. Marie, Valensole). Early June during lavender's blooming would be the best time to visit the area.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We travelled all the way from Antibes which took two hours but it was well worth the trip! Definitely recommend hiring a pedalo from the lake where you can go up the gorge - the views are incredible with the emerald water and you could literally be anywhere in the world. A nice change from the hustle and bustle of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Absolutely a must do. We rented a 4-p canoe at the lake and visited the Gorges. We left at 9.30 am. At that time it was still very quiet on the water. Around 11.30 however it was REALLY crowded on the water. Try to leave as early as possible for the best experience.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Arrived around 11:00 and there was a big queue at the boat rental. An hour later we was in the front of the queue and ordered the boats. Waited another 1:30 for the boats. We spent most of the waiting time under the trees by the ice-kiosk. Thanks to this the waiting time was survivable. When we finally entered the... More

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west sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really recommend white water rafting on the Gorges du Verdon-just right for the novice-thrilling/gentle/not too scary but a little bit of a thrill We saw giant vultures, beautiful scenery, floated down the river after jumping in- refreshing and fun also pretty good value-about 30-35 euros for a three hour excursion

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Worth spending several days in the area to a) drive around both sides of the canyon and absorb the spectacular and breathtaking views (2 days), b) hike the 14 km Sentier Blanc-Martel starting in Chalet de la Maline and ending in Point Sublime, c) do some canyoning or bungee - and don't forget to enjoy the french way of living...... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well worth a drive or detour if possible. Not as grand as the Grand Canyon, but very pretty. Wasn't sure what to expect but we're very happy that we took the time for a visit.

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the most spectacular scenery I think I have ever seen. The Gorge is huge, extremely deep and is heaven for the photographer! We were taken there (one day one side and the second the other) by our French speaking friend who has driven there several times previously. Driving the roads around the edge of the Gorge is not... More

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We drove up to the Gorge after a day of sightseeing on the French Riviera. Left Cannes at about 5:00 and arrived at the Gorge at 7:15 pm -- just in time for sunset and beautiful colors in the canyon. Were able to drive the left bank of the Gorge in about an hour, stopping many times for quick photos,... More

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