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Gorges du Verdon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Address, Phone Number, Gorges du Verdon Reviews: 5/5

Gorges du Verdon
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B_Brierley
London, UK73 contributions
Aug 2020
We visited for 1 day in August 2020, and even in the height of summer with many other tourists, this was still an incredible experience.

We arrived at La Base Nautique de l'Etoile which is the closest pedalo/kayak rental to the Gorge opening (on the left bank when looking at the Gorge) at 8:45am and joined the already formed queue of people (opens at 9am). We rented a pedalo for 40Euros for 2 hours - this allowed us to pedal as far as the Gorges allows (in terms of signposts, not in terms of ability) and enjoy some swimming while docked at the side before heading back. We could have used more time to relax and just enjoy. Arriving that early in the morning affords you some quieter time in the Gorge, even in summer, before it gets really filled up with boats/people.

Due to our next stop, we ended up driving the D952 to Castellane by total chance which turned out to be one of our TOP drives of all time - just stunning and highly recommended.
Written August 17, 2020
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Headandheaaart
Chester, UK173 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Truly gorgeous surroundings and the most turquoise water you will ever see. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Took approx 2.5 hours to get here from Nice. Scenic drive with some beautiful countryside. I’d recommend getting here early on to be able to hire a boat to travel down the gorges with no queues - I visited in August 2019 and noticed it gets very busy therefore meaning boat availability becomes more limited as the day progresses.
Written April 27, 2021
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himhop
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
Jun 2021
Absolutely stunning valley with blue tinged waters that are a sight to see.
I would highly recommend taking a paddle boat up the gorge (we paid 20 euros for one with four places for 1 hour).
If you have the time to take a drive and do the tour circle of the valley I would highly recommend it as the scenic views are exceptional.
Make sure you have plenty of time though as regular stops to take photographs are a must!
Written June 25, 2021
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Libby
Aups, France15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We love Moustiers and especially in February sans tourists! We lunched at a restaurant up the hill in the beautiful village and then only had time to drive halfway along the gorges to Rougon. We loved the drive and saw a couple of stunning views of the gorges. The countryside is very unspoilt and natural and ideal for a picnic lunch on the way. We will leave early next time and drive on the other side along the river le Verdun to view the gorges from that side onto Castellane.
Written March 4, 2020
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luvtrav37
South Africa81 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Breathtakingly beautiful drive through the mountains and the gorge . The lake was a welcoming spot to jump into and cool off during the mid summer heat felt on our drive. Lots of activities to engage in (swimming and boat paddling).
Written January 1, 2020
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,608 contributions
Jun 2020
Well, I don't believe in must sees. But it is one of the most beautiful natural features in Europe, like the Lofoten, Plivitce and the nearby Calanques. We spent one day on the south rim and one on the north one.
Written June 26, 2020
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rentsh
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg56 contributions
Sep 2019
We have visited the Gorge both in summer and winter and have driven both sides of it in all conditions. Snow and ice is not recommended ! Usually we stop of at Point Sublime to see the vultures.

This year we did it in September. Picnicked at our favourite spot, a bench just after the bridge heading north.
We then hired an electric boat. Used to a 60 horse ski boat I found 3 horses a little slow. Most embarrassing when a pedalo overtook us. Great to actually go up inside the Gorge and see the bottom of the waterfall.

Highly recommended.
Written January 8, 2020
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Андрей Р
Moscow, Russia136 contributions
Jun 2019
I have been there twice: in June and in September.
Luckily both times there were no queues to rent the boat. I read it may take you quite long before you would rent it.
The whole region of Haute Provence is just amazing! Love it!
Written May 1, 2020
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danaU5041YK
Tel Aviv, Israel24 contributions
Aug 2021
We took the hike on the south side of the Gorge that leaves from near a hotel whose name I forgot - you go down the Gorge by the Descente des Cavaliers (beware, there is a right turn that is easy to miss, and if you miss it you reach a point where you can't go on and have to retrace your steps - the trail is not well marked), and then walk west along the Gorge, back up with the sentier Vidal, and then back to the starting point along the road. The whole thing took us about 3-3.5 hours with few stops along the way. It was absolutely beautiful. The whole trail, including the walk back along the road with amazing views of the canyon. You need to be a good walker but no more, and children used to hiking can do the trail with no problem. The drive along the north side of the Gorge also has beautiful views, but I would not miss out on actually hiking inside it. It was hot, take enough water (we didn't).
Written August 18, 2021
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Airbus B
Danville, VA7 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Hello,

Very beautiful place to be in Europe, exactly in FRANCE. Located in the far south east of France.

Seems like the little canyon. Make the visit with an electrical boat drive by yourself on the river, splendid views during the trip.

Also by car, take the route of “ route des cretes “ you will be fascinated by the over view of the valley crossing by the river verdon.

This the place to be after the Champs Elysees.

Written August 17, 2020
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