The Verdon gorges

This 280 km (5.5 hours) tour will take you around the famous Grand Canyon du Verdon. This canyon can reach 800 m in height and is the largest in Europe. It is surrounded by the Corniche sublime to the south and the route des Crêtes to the north. Both offer magnificent views. From the Grand Canyon, the Verdon feeds the magnificent Sainte-Croix lake.

There are 4 tourist stops on this route. You are free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

  1. Seillans
  2. Moustiers Sainte Marie
  3. Lac de Sainte Croix
  4. Bargème

1. Seillans : Seillans has everything of the typical Provencal village: its houses on the hillside, its paved streets, its vaulted passages, its squares where the fountains sing, its sunny climate and its landscapes of vineyards and olive trees. The place seduced the painter Max Ernst who lived there the last years of his life.

2. Moustiers Sainte Marie : Close to the Lake of Sainte-Croix and the Gorges du Verdon, Moustiers has set its houses and its lively streets in the indentation of a rock. Known and recognised for its earthenware production, the village still has about ten workshops dedicated to its creation.

3. Lac de Sainte Croix : Anyone who has experienced this lake has fallen under its bright, natural charm. Its central location, between the plains and the mountains, gives it a very special energy mixed with honey and lavender: a real encounter!

4.  Bargème : Perched at an altitude of 1,097 m, Bargème is the highest village in the Var and offers a breathtaking view over the valley. Dominated by the towers of its medieval castle, partly devastated by the Wars of Religion, this listed site will delight lovers of old stones and medieval heritage.

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