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Gorges du Verdon

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Added on 28 Feb 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 28 Feb 2015

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Route des Crête

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Grand Canyon du Verdon (Südseite)

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England - France - Catalonia - Italy - Switzerland | June/July 2016

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Well worth seeing landscape

 

Name and address

Gorges du Verdon

FR-83630 Aiguines

Geodetic coordinates

43.740028 6.381847

Communication

Gorges du Verdon
Gorges du Verdon
River Verdon, in the Gorges du Verdon
River Verdon, in the Gorges du Verdon
Beschreibung 	 English: the ʺRoute des Crêtesʺ (D952) between Castellane und Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Beschreibung English: the ʺRoute des Crêtesʺ (D952) between Castellane und Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

The Verdon Gorge (in French: Gorges du Verdon or Grand canyon du Verdon), in south-eastern France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), is a river canyon that is often considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful. It is about 25 kilometres long and up to 700 metres deep. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named for its startling turquoise-green colour, one of the location's distinguishing characteristics. The most impressive part lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, where the river has cut a ravine to a depth of 700 metres through the limestone mass. At the end of the canyon, the Verdon River flows into the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon (in French: Lac de Sainte-Croix).

Because of its proximity to the French Riviera, the gorge is very popular with tourists, who can drive around its rim, rent kayaks to travel on the river, or hike. The limestone walls, which are several hundreds of metres high, attract many rock climbers.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Verdon Gorge', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 February 2015, 04:48 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Verdon_Gorge&oldid=648584554> [accessed 28 February 2015]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Route des Crête

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Grand Canyon du Verdon (Südseite)

Tour

0,0 km

England - France - Catalonia - Italy - Switzerland | June/July 2016

Tour

2,9 km

Added on 28 Feb 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 28 Feb 2015