Lake Sainte-Croix

The Gorges of Verdon

A wonderful trip to discover the Gorges du Verdon

The landscapes of the Gorges du Verdon are among the most beautiful in France, you have to take your time to discover all the beauty of the gorges because access and visit are not so easy. You can choose the all-car option with "La route des crĂȘtes" to discover some magnificent views over the Gorges du Verdon. You can also choose the walk option to descend to the the Verdon River, which flows down the gorges. You need to walk for an hour to reach the river. Finally, don't expect to swim and bathe in the Verdon River, there are not really any beaches (you have to go further).

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Duration: 4  h.

The viewpoint of Lake Sainte-Croix

You can visit the gorges from Lake Sainte-Croix, the road rises quickly and you reach the first lookout point with a view of the gorges (very difficult to find a place in summer).

The Route des Crêtes

The Route des Crêtes (Route of the Ridges in english) is a small driving tour along the Gorges du Verdon.

Belvedere along the Route des Crêtes

You can admire the magnificent landscapes of the Gorges du Verdon.

The Verdon

The Verdon flows down the gorge. Unfortunately even though this is very tempting it is very difficult to swim.

The Route des Crêtes

The gorges are very steep and you can no longer even see the river below.

Down the gorges

There are very few trails that allow you to go down the gorges.

Along the Verdon

There are only two trails along the Verdon in the gorges: the Imbut and the Blanc-Martel Trail

The Estellier Bridge

The Sublime Point

The Sublime Point offers a magnificent panorama of the Verdon Gorges.

The view from The Sublime Point

Beautiful view

At the bottom of the Sublime Point

You can reach the stream from the Sublime Point via the Samson corridor (1 hour walk).