Popular Lettings in Verdon Gorge
Highlights in Verdon Gorge
- Gorges du Verdon by canoe kayak
- climbing in the gorges of the Verdon
- lake of Sainte-Croix
- via ferrata in the gorges of the Verdon
- lavender festival of Valensole
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Holiday rentals and lettings in the Gorges du Verdon
Considered as one of the most beautiful natural sites in France, the Gorges du Verdon welcome tourists in search of wilderness in superb holiday rentals, offering all the modern conveniences. The accommodation in the north of Europe's most beautiful canyon, in Castellane, is the ideal setting for extending day walks in the heart of the Verdon Regional Nature Park. The prospect of an idyllic holiday in an exceptional natural setting. The Gorges du Verdon are also overlooked by villages with picturesque charm, which stand facing the majesty of the steep cliffs of the region. In the heart of the park, the small village of Rougon offers a breathtaking view of the rocky peaks that tower over the VerdonHoliday rentals with splendid views
Dwellings with swimming pools and gardens, balconies and terraces... It will be easy to find the most beautiful viewpoint to admire the exceptional beauty of this jewel of French natural heritage.
Holidays in the Gorges du Verdon
Location and orientation
Nestled between the Mercantour to the east and the Luberon to the west, the Verdon Regional Nature Park is an exceptional natural jewel. The eponymous gorges, sometimes offering up to 700 metres of steep gradient, shelter the turquoise blue waters of the Verdon, which have made its reputation throughout the world. To get there, you have to take the Napoleon road, which starts from Castellane and goes through the gorges, offering a magnificent view. To the northwest of the park, it is the Valensole plateau that stands in all its splendour, dotted with lavender fields as far as the eye can see. A real concentration of all the riches of Provence awaits travellers in love with nature in the heart of the Gorges du Verdon.The Gorges du Verdon, between centuries-old villages and traditions
The Gorges du Verdon are famous for their turquoise waters, but they are home to equally exceptional villages. On the Napoleon road, from Castellane, a stopover is required in the charming villages of Rougon and La-Palud-sur-Verdon. To the north of the park, the colourful alleys of Moustier Sainte-Marie await travellers. A stay in the village will allow you to discover its famous earthenware workshops and enjoy the Provençal way of life. To finish this discovery of some of the most beautiful villages in France, it is to Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon that you must go, in order to enjoy the beaches that border the impressive lake of the same name. The ideal place to enjoy a last moment of relaxation in the heart of a breathtaking setting.
Travellers and activities
With such a natural setting, it is impossible not to arouse the appetite of athletes. First and foremost, water sports attract thrill-seekers to this magnificent natural park. It is possible to descend the gorges by canyoning, canoeing and rafting. With more than 2500 routes traced, climbing enthusiasts from all over the world will not be able to get tired of admiring the Verdon hung on a rocky peak. Raging or Demand routes, and via ferrata, enough to satisfy all desires. Finally, the gorges are the perfect setting for hiking or cycling. A real paradise for athletes.The Gorges du Verdon with the family
The Provençal way of life is perfectly suited to families looking for peace and quiet and activities for children. While the region's many sporting activities may suit the little ones, there are other pleasures waiting for them. Starting with a picnic on the shores of Lake St. Croix, children will be able to enjoy the joys of wide, fine sandy beaches. Then direction Quinson, which offers a particularly didactic and playful museum of prehistory, which will delight young budding explorers. It is time to end this family stay by enjoying an ice cream in the small typical village of Aiguine-sur-Verdon, in order to spend a last moment of total relaxation in the heart of this fabulous region.
The Gorges du Verdon have a relief so particular that they have developed their own ecosystem. Some endemic species, such as the fern Asplenium jahandiezii, are found there. An event allows you to discover them, the Endemik Festival, which is held in August.
Top 5 things to do in the Gorges du Verdon
The festivities are held every year in July, and allow to discover all the richness of lavender, a real purple gold of the region. Exhibitions, folklore shows and tastings will allow visitors to appreciate this indissociable element of Provence.2. Canoe and kayak down the Gorges du Verdon
This is obviously the essential activity for any visitor to the Verdon Regional Natural Park. The turquoise waters of the majestic gorges carry canoes through routes adapted to everyone, even the youngest ones. An unforgettable experience in the heart of a sumptuous natural setting.3. Taste the local cuisine
All the flavours of Provence are concentrated in the Verdon Regional Natural Park. Specialities with lavender, Alpine honey and biscuits of all kinds, lovers of delicacies only have to hurry to the many rural markets in the region to enjoy themselves. A delight for the taste buds.4. Enjoy the Gorges du Verdon in spring
The Verdon Regional Nature Park enjoys mild temperatures all year round. The influx of tourists during the summer season is very high, and can make the descent of the gorges particularly difficult, so it is advisable to go there in spring. There, the small surrounding villages keep their Provencal charm intact and welcome in serenity the travellers who come to discover the pleasures of their region.5. Participate in the balls of the region
This is a Provençal tradition not to be missed for those who decide to go to the Verdon in the heart of summer. All the villages in the region offer balls, where locals and tourists alike are welcome to dance to traditional rhythms, eat with delicious regional produce and, of course, celebrate until the end of the night.