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Gorges of Verdon

Verdon takes its source near the collar of Allos, to throw itself 175km farther into Durance. Between Castellane and the Lake of Saint-crucifix, Verdon dug gorges really impressive: from 250 to 700 m of depth for a breadth consisted of between 6 and 100 m. This canyon is considered to be one of the nicest of Europe.

A road allows to follow the Gorges of Verdon and several belvederes give fantastic landscapes.


The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road
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The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon seen from the road

The Gorges of Verdon are also very appraised by the thrill-seekers. Indeed, you find here one of the nicest site of jump in the rubber band: The Bridge of Artuby which spans over the river of the same name. It is so a fall of about 180m, of what to have a nice rise of adrenalin...


The bridge of Artuby
The bridge of Artuby
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The Gorges of Verdon also give splendid walkings which allow to go down in the bottom from gorges. View of the bottom, these huge rocky walls are even more impressive... But, be carefull : descent is not reliable and requires an adapted equipment.

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon
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In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

In the bottom from Gorges du Verdon

This walking is also opportunity to borrow a footbridge from superb design... If you feel dizzy, this footbridge is completely disadvised!


Footbridge on Verdon
Footbridge on Verdon
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Footbridge on Verdon
Footbridge on Verdon
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Footbridge on Verdon
Footbridge on Verdon
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The Gorges of Verdon come to an end in the Lake of Sainte-Croix. This lake, of a milky blue is a completely artificial lake and is the consequence of the creation of the weir of Sainte-Croix in 1973.


The lake of Sainte-Croix
The lake of Sainte-Croix
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The lake of Sainte-Croix
The lake of Sainte-Croix
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Aiguines and the lake of Sainte-Croix
Aiguines and the lake of Sainte-Croix
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The end of Gorges into the lake of Sainte-Croix
The end of Gorges into the lake of Sainte-Croix
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