The deep cliff of the Gorges du Verdon is unique in Europe and is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Provence. This immense and magnificent canyon straddles the départements of Var and the Alpes de Hautes Provence.The gigantic cliffs of calcareous rock are the result of the erosion of the Verdon river.
In the midst of a nature reserve, rich in flora and fauna, the scenery is astonishing. Never really discovered until the beginning of the century, the Verdon Gorges have since then fascinated innumerable visitors, There is no doubt that the sight is imposing!
Verdon Gorge truly is Europe’s ‘Grand canyon’ (it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon du Verdon’) and is stunningly beautiful. The canyon has been carved by the Verdon River, leaving the turquoise river now flowing at the base of high limestone cliffs.