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“Simply WOW!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon
France
0494 70 21 64
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Ranked #1 of 1,079 attractions in Provence
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting, Bungee jumping, Mountain biking
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Owner description: Europe's only grand canyon.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Chelsea, Canada
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“Simply WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We've visited with friends and were very impressed with this visit. I was not expecting something like this in France... sorry guys! But I actually was amazed!!! The day was beautiful and the view, simply breath-taking. Driving in the area is quite a challenge as there are a lot of curves but my goodness, is it ever worth the visit? Definitely! If you visit, plan to leave early in the morning and stop at Lac Ste-Croix, where you can actually spend the afternoon swimming. It is just gorgeous! We visited twice and would go back anytime. If you have a GPS, be sure to take the right road as we ended up in the rural part and had to drive the longest paths to get there. Definitely a place to visit with the family. Few places to stop but don't expect restaurants all around. Not that kind of attraction. Don't forget your camera as the bright turquoise water and beautiful view is something to bring back on a film!

Visited July 2012
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“Seems like the top of France”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Looking down in the gorge you really feel like you are on the top of France. The vertigo-inducing views from the clifftops are spectacular. The river water is such a neat color. Have not seen anything like it in my travels.

Visited May 2013
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

What a lovely place.
Fantastic views.
Make sure you take a camera.
Some great wildlife.
Bright turquoise water.
Looks like there are some great camping and walking spots too.

Visited May 2013
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“Stunningly breathtaking!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Definitely worth the trip. Take rd 23 in a loop for the white knuckle drive with incredible viewing stops!!

Visited May 2013
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“Breathtakingly beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful morning driving thru the Gorge. The views are extremely beautiful and on a Thursday morning there was enough traffic to make one glad we didn't attempt this at the weekend. We finished at Lac de Ste Croix which was an amazing turquoise blue. The drive back lakeside is also worth doing.

Visited May 2013
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