Gorges du Loup
Gorges du Loup
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RWiegand
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Nice place to wander off into the beautiful mountain flora and fauna of the Provence. We rented a car and went there for short visit. The walk is amazing and the waterpools and waterfalls beautiful. Make sure you wear proper shoes and take a towel to dry your feet after walking in the shallow river. Better on a hot day take swim wear and have fun. Please watch your kids at all time and dont go when it rains as the waterlevel can increase rapidly.
Written July 16, 2018
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Adrian C
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014
Unbelievably we found the Gorges very easily. I put this in my satnav “438-446 Route des Gorges, 06140 Tourettes-Sur-Loupe, France" and find myself literally 100m from where I needed to be! (This never happens!)

Found a space in a layby on the right (although these are very hard to find) and walked up the road a 100m to find a 65m waterfall on the right hand side just before a tunnel. Took the required picture and then walked on over a bridge and through another tunnel. Beautiful scenery and lovely looking water far below. Further up on the right was a restaurant with parking including a 1 euro entrance fee to see another waterfall...gave that one a miss. All around us there were people in canyoning gear who had paid €45 for a couple of hours expedirion down the river. I was struggling however to find a route to the river?

After having back tracked to the car, I noticed on the left hand side 50 metres up the road, there appeared a break in the road wall and on further examination a route to the river. We followed a very steep stone/slate path down to the river and yes I fell on my backside, but we got down in one piece and the descent was well worth it! Wow! Beautiful cobalt water, fantastic water slides, lovely sunshine, wonderful scenery. This was just a recce for us, planning on coming back for a full canyon experience. I would recommend some good swimming footwear and unless your hard as nails like us Cornishmen a shortie wetsuit.

Afterwards we drove less than a mile to Pont du Loup, parked in the free carpark and ate in the local bar (very cheap for the Cote) as we watched the world go by. Perfect!

I have two young teenage children so I used the nice ville tourist website for safety guidance. They provide detailed information on the Gorges du Loup and suggest this is an easy run for canyon enthusiasts taking approx 90 minutes. Sensible footwear and careful approach will make this a wonderful expedition with lots of photo opportunities for the family without having to pay €45 per person.
Written July 29, 2014
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NiceRyde
Isle of Wight26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
The Gorges are wonderful, don't forget your camera. You will enjoy every minute of the drive up and back, it is all amazing scenery.
Written May 3, 2012
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azuralive
Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Look over the Gorges du Loup canyon from the Sentier du Paradis footpath. Try it heading down on foot from Gourdon - Note: this footpath is not for the faint of heart. The sites of white and rusty limestone and deep green lush valley below are gorgeous.

Or look over the area from the Gourdon square by its church and feel like an eagle.
Written May 22, 2008
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Heading out of Grasse on the D2085, there's a choice to be made: art or landscape. Whether to brave the back-ups on a coastal detour to see some of the finest 20th century art museums in France - Antibes for Picasso, Biot for Leger, Cagnes for Renoir, St-Paul-du-Vence for the Maeght Foundation..... or enjoy the more outdoor pleasures of the Gorges du Loup, where the art detour described as the Light Motifs, meets up with the main route to Vence.
I knew the museums already but had never done the Gorges du Loup. A 27 km loop begins with a left-turn at Chateauneuf-de Grasse off the D2085 onto the D3, the high road along the top of the gorge as far as the Bramatan junction, then back down the low road along the bottom D6.
The high road takes you through Gourdon, an eagle's nest village with a Saracen castle, hair -raisingly perched on the edge of the valley's stygian depths. gasp making views extend over 38 km of coast from cape Roux to the mouth of the Var River, the Loup serpenting at the bottom of the gorge, and snow covered alpine peaks in the distance.
Written January 11, 2015
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Oakleyto
Richmond, UK88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
The views of the gorge are dramatic but not very long. There is one route to drive, I stopped for lunch at Gourdon and picked up a map from the tourist office there. The road is windy but great views. The only reason I am giving it 3 stars is because I have seen more impressive mountainscapes in South America, but if not I would have given it 4 or 5, but do go, it is worth the drive and views. Stop at Pont du Loup and go to the Florian sweet factory for an entertaining 15 min tour and sample their crystallised fruits, rose and violet flowers, jams and sweets.
Written July 8, 2012
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Lucy W
Farnham, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
I recently visited the Gorge on a day trip from Nice. We were hesitant at first as have seen many people mention it's not doable without a car but proved to be quite easy using the train and buses.

The town of Grasse itself was absolutely beautiful and definitely worth a visit in itself, and the gorge was simply stunning! Very clean and appears to be untouched. The water was clear and very cold - perfect for a dip after wondering around the town as it can get quite hot!

Definitely worth a visit, proved to be a lovely outing. Would bring plenty of food and drink if you're planning to stay for the day though as there didn't appear to be much by way of shops or cafes near the gorge where these items can be purchased.
Written August 4, 2016
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Joy S
England447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Wonderful scenery, winding roads and views across the countryside and beyond to the sea, this area is stunning and definitely worth visiting. We stopped numerous times along the road just to soak up the views. The little village of Gourdon is stunning - pedestrianised with quaint shops and plenty to see. The waterfalls at Pont Sur Loup are also impressive - we paid 1 Euro to go through a turnstile and see them. I was expecting a bit of a walk - it is probably only about 100 paces down a few steps. The Florian Sweet Factory was also interesting - try the rose jam and the chocolate with rose in it, simply mouth-watering. Last of all Tourettes Sur Loup is a must-see, a gorgeous medieval village with winding narrow streets set on a rocky outcrop, artisans working throughout and hardly any tourists around.
We had a wonderful afternoon exploring this beautiful area, a must-see in this region.
Written June 3, 2015
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Hartfield_Marc
London, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
We parked in a layby on the road under a huge overhang and walked down a steep scrambly track to the water. With 6 kids under 10 and 5 adults plus picnic it was a bit nervy walking down but we got there without mishap and we were rewarded by a fantastic experience. The views were spectacular, the water ice-cold, but that didn't seem to bother the kids who were paddling and playing cowboys (or more likely zombies vs plants). The "men" egged each other on and it wasn't long before we were jumping off a rock to plunge 5 metres into the water (mayhaps a slight exaggeration but it felt like 10!). There were several parties of guided canyon hoppers with full kit coming through (if they can do it so can we!). Well worth a few hours with the family to experience something totally different away from TV, gadgets and Wifi. This is what experience is all about and the kids talked about it for hours.... well at least until they saw the latest Minecraft mod video...
Written August 15, 2014
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Ukfrog
London, UK124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
This is the French equivalent to the Grand Canyon.
One of the most beautiful natural monument to visit in France.
The drive is full of surprises at every turn, the scenery is stunning.
Once there, well you have a choice of things to do, rock climbing, bungee jumping, walk, or just breath and take your fill of fresh air.
Jaw dropping water falls some or even free if you find a nice spot, there is parking here and there, so just park up and make our way safely to it. The roads can be busy so mind where you park and where you walk and don't leave anything in your car that is visible, but that goes without saying, doesn't it???
You can find guides if you want to get physical and walk your way around, do shop around as the prices and tours very a lot.
It will take you more than a day for a complete visit but you can achieve a lot in a day if your time is limited.
The wild life is extensive also protected so no hunting... LOL Jokes aside, it is truly wonderful to see.
The south of France is still one of my favourite places so fare. So much to see and taste, you'll never have the time to see it all but give it your best.
Go and see one of the planets wonders.
Written December 4, 2013
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