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Verdon Gorge Travel Guide
Verdon Gorges, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (© Richard Wöhrl | iStockphoto.com)
Verdon Gorge.

Introduction

Often dubbed the Grand Canyon of Europe, the Verdon Gorge cuts through the Alps of Upper Provence for 25 km, reaching at times a depth of up to 700 metres. It is without contest one of Europe's most breathtaking natural attractions.

The sensational charm of the gorges lies in the contrast between the lush green vegetation, the white limestone cliffs, and the turquoise Verdon River. The most impressive part lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, where the river has cut a ravine up to 700 metres down through the limestone mass.

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