Worth a visit:
Gorge du Verdon
The gorges du Verdon is the largest canyon in Europe. The geology of Verdon dates back to the Triassic Period (250-200 million years ago), when this part of France was under water, causing limestone and coral deposits to form, traces of which can still be seen today.
The river Verdon – which, as the name hints, is a surprisingly verdant bright green – runs between the two départements of the Var and the Alpes de Haute Provence, mingling their Mediterranean and Alpine ecosystems.
The most stunning part is the canyon between Castellane and Moustiers Sainte Marie, where the valley can plunge 700 metres / 2,300 feet deep, offering dizzying views downwards and breathtaking vistas across the valley.
Two roads lead along the Gorges du Verdon, and you can go right the way around along both of them as part of a circuit.
The route on the south (Var) side of the river is called locally the rive gauche (left bank) or the route de la Corniche Sublime. The route on the north (Alpes de Haute Provence) side of the river is called locally the rive droite (right bank) or the route des Gorges. It is dramatic and rugged with much less vegetation.
The best way to see the Gorges du Verdon from the north side is to take a detour, the route des Crêtes.
Chateau Sainte Roseline
Maison de Vin – Cote de Provence