A Magnificent and wild landscape characterised by its preserved nature and turquoise waters.
Les Gorges du Verdon (the Verdon Gorge), also called “Le Grand Canyon du Verdon” or Verdon Canyon, define the border between the département Var and Alpes de Haute Provence. The Verdon River carved a deep canyon into the limestone cliffs here for about 21 km. It is much smaller than the Grand Canyon but it’s Europe’s deepest. This is a nature conservation area, the Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon. The Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon was inaugurated in 1997 finally recognising and officially protecting the special nature of the region.
Les Gorges du Verdon is not only an exceptional natural site, we find a lot of beautiful typical villages through the Verdon River. Villages and towns of character such as Riez-la-Romaine, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Castellane, Entrevaux or Annot ( the villages ranked as “villages et cités de caractère”) unfold on the hills covered with oaks, vineyards and orchards. La Palud sur Verdon is heaven on heart for climbers from all over the world, Castellane is an exceptional site, overlooked by Notre-Dame-du-Roc or Entrevaux, a medieval town, has kept its ramparts and its citadel built by Vaudan.
The pre-alpine treasures of Haute Provence are found in the local delicacies that you can discover in the village shops: truffles, oil, tapenade, lavender honey, seasonal vegetables, biscuits, goat’s cheese or “charcuteries” (salted meats).
The day dawns on the fantastic chasm of the Verdon Gorge, and the emerald-green river winding along the bottom, as vultures glide by in the sky. The walking holidays we designed for you aim to bring you through the heart of this incredible area and to enjoy the wide variety of landscapes, authentic, peaceful, natural and rustic in a wonderful atmosphere.