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Gorges du Verdon

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Ranked #1 of 1,214 Attractions in Provence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great Views quaint little town. The drive is very long and winding it was rather overcast when we visited so I imagine it would be far more impressive on a clear sunny day.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Spent a full day in the Gorges, coming from Annecy on the way to Cannes. Really great scenery and tons of things you can do. Did the Sentier Martel hike in the morning (separate review for that). We then drove the "north rim", from east to west, direction Moustiers St Marie. We took route de crete, fabulous views, we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

If we had more time, we would have enjoyed the lake and amenities there, but we were mainly here for a driving trip. We came up from St-Maxime through a very pretty and winding, narrow drive past Comps-sur-Artuby and Trigance. If you make that drive, be careful going around turns because cars, trucks, and buses going the other way don't... More

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Limonest, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

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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