Are you looking for a place in France where you can spend your holidays and where adventure and discovery will be on the agenda? Don't look far because Les Gorges du Verdon promise you an unforgettable holiday. Located between the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Var, the Gorges du Verdon form one of the most beautiful canyons in France. Thanks to the diversity of its landscapes, there are countless possible activities, from simple walks in the countryside to thrilling and outdoor sports. Camping Les Pêcheurs is about 84 km from the Gorges, which is 1 hour and 40 minutes away if you drive there.
Probably one of the most spectacular sites in Europe, the Gorges du Verdon, a vertiginous canyon with steep cliffs, will delight lovers of wilderness and outdoor sports. There are many possibilities for hiking along the ledges that dominate the green waters of the Verdon by several hundred metres, where you can enjoy canoeing, rafting or other whitewater sports.
If you like to make new discoveries, electric boat rides in the Low Gorges will even allow you to discover the natural resources of this part of the region where nature is still wild and perfectly preserved. At lunchtime, a picnic on the shores of lakes Esparron and Montmeyan would be a good idea to recharge your batteries before heading back to your adventure. The most curious can spend hours pedalling or exploring the surroundings by canoe, while the more discreet can go fishing, and rest quietly while waiting for a catch. Otherwise, several trails are also available for family hikes, following the Blanc-Martel trail, the Cadières de Brandis or the Siréniens trail.
In addition to sports activities and discovering nature, you can also learn more about the Gorges du Verdon by visiting the Musée de la Préhistoire. Built by Norman Foster, an English architect, the museum houses several rooms, all of which display objects and remains found during explorations in this region between 1957 and 1971. The Museum consists of a cave that was once used as a dwelling, a village, as well as a room used for the various permanent exhibitions and, sometimes, for conferences.
Several villages to visit are located in the Gorges du Verdon region. Each one is authentic and has its own history. It would be a shame to miss them when you visit. Among the most famous are the village of Montmeyan, La Verdière, the perched village of Fox, Saint-Julien Le Montagnier and Ginasservis.