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Gorges du Verdon

Address: France
Phone Number: 0494 70 21 64
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Private Tour: Verdon Gorge, Castellane and...
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Provence Lavender Fields Tour from Aix-en-Provence
97%
Ranked #1 of 999 Attractions in Provence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: White-water rafting, Bungee jumping, Mountain biking
Owner description: Europe's only grand canyon.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: White-water rafting, Bungee jumping, Mountain biking
Owner description: Europe's only grand canyon.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

At the beginning of the Gorge is a beautiful blue lake where we watched people enter the gorge in pedaloes which we hadn't expected. The water going in to the gorge was the same lovely shade of blue and it was all very picturesque. The road alongside the gorge runs along both the north rim and the south rim. We... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Seen the grand canyon in the USA some people get of on it some like me failed to get excited. The deal with Gorges Du Verdon is you drive up over 3000 mitres up steep windy mountain roads & narrow passes which at time is not for the faint hearted or inexperienced don't be clever with it, this will test... More 

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Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

On a whim, with no advanced planning, we left Aix-in Provence, in our rented car, and headed to the Verdon Gorges which we had checked out on the internet. It was a lovely day in November, bright and not too cold. As soon as we turned off the highway and headed toward the gorges, we were gobsmacked with the bucolic... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

the gorges are just spectacular, breath taking, but t be aware that in November no public bathrooms was available.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stopped to take pictures from above the gorges, the water was bluer than blue and lots of water sports going on. Get used to the twisty roads in the area. You can see the lavender fields on the way to the gorges so you can cover the area in one day.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The whole Gorges du Verdon area is much more infrastructurally developed than I had imagined from just reading about it in guide books. The road network to it and around it is excellent. The area is very much focused on outdoor activities connected with the lakes (Lake St Croix), the river, the mountains and walking/trekking. It's got a range of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We drove through through the canyon and loved it - the scenery was fabulous, the next day we hired a paddle boat and paddled through the canyon. It was an incredible experience. We highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fabulous place for a roadtrip. The roads were twisty and the scenery spectacular (and not for the faint-hearted), parts of it had almost 700m vertical drops, falling deep into a ravine!! There was a beautiful, almost surreal, aching tranquility about this place. We stopped many many times, just to experience and re-experience the magnificence of nature… For more photos and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were there on a motorbike holiday for a week and loved loved loved it! Absolutely stunning scenery, fantastic roads, beautiful mountains/gorges/valleys/hills. The road surfaces are all spot on - not a crack or bump to be found. Would love to go back here again. Cannot rate it highly enough

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Courbevoie, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

There was, surprisingly to us, a triathlon being held at the lake and surrounding area (we went at 5 oct 2014) so the boat rental was closed. Normal days it'd be open at 11:30 until 15:30 if I'm not mistaken. The prices varied.

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