Sometimes it’s nice to leave the city and sea behind and escape to the mountains for a bit of R&R. When researching where to get away for the weekend, we kept coming across gorgeous photos of Les Gorges du Verdon in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. Factor in that I could also check off a bucket list item – visiting the lavender fields, we jumped at the opportunity for a trip in mid-June.
The Gorges du Verdon or Verdon Gorge is about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) long and up to 700 meters (2296.59 feet) deep. At the end of the canyon, the Verdon River flows into the man-made lake, the Lac de Sainte-Croix. The gorgeous turquoise-green color just begs you to take a dip in its clear waters.
Visitors can take a leisurely drive around the rim of the Verdon Gorge, hike, rent kayaks & even rock climb the massive limestone walls. It’s a nature lovers dream trip just a couple of hours from the French Riviera.
Here is a look at our itinerary plus a few tips to make your trip a success.