Gorges Du Verdon, Provence, France

One of the most picturesque spots in Europe, this canyon is not too daunting to explore.

It is a wonderful spot for walking, and kayaking and white-water rafting are popular in the dazzling turquoise waters that seem to give the whole landscape its luminous, optimistic air. The limestone canyon walls also make this a center for climbing.

Tourism Gorges Du Verdon, Provence, France
Tourism Gorges Du Verdon, Provence, France

The Verdon Gorge (French: Gorges du Verdon) is a river canyon located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of Southeastern France. It is about 25 km (15.5 mi) long and up to 700 metres (0.4 mi) deep. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named for its turquoise-green colour, one of the location’s distinguishing characteristics. In between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the river has cut a ravine to a depth of 700 meters through the limestone mass. At the end of the canyon, the Verdon flows into the artificial Lake of Sainte-Croix. Wikipedia

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