Gorges du Verdon is a river canyon that is often considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful. It is about 25km long and up to 700m deep.
The gigantic cliffs of calcareous rock are the result of the erosion of the Verdon river and it is named after its startling turquoise-green colour, one of the canyon’s most distinguishing characteristics. The most impressive part lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, where the river has cut a ravine up to 700m down through the limestone mass. At the end of the canyon, the Verdon river flows into the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon (Lac de Sainte-Croix).
Possible activities include rafting, canyoning, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, fishing, paragliding, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.