The Verdon Gorge begins a 20-minute drive from the campsite. The Verdon Gorge is the largest canyon in Europe and the views are breathtaking. It’s also the perfect place for swimming with your family or water sports. The source of the Verdon is 2819 meters up in the Col d’Allos pass, after which it joins the Durance in Vinon-sur-Verdon. It runs for a total of 175 km. Throughout its course there are cliffs 250-700 meters tall and 6-100 meters wide and the canyon summits vary from 200-1500 meters in altitude. The Verdon Gorge is the perfect place for all kinds of sports. Several certified centers offer a wide variety of activities:
In the middle of the canyons you will find Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, which is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Known for the art of earthenware, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is also the perfect place to discover the wonders of Haute-Provence. This charming village is one of most beautiful in the Verdon. The Notre-Dame de Beauvoir chapel and parish church, both historical monuments, date from the 12th century. From them you have a wonderful view of the Valensole plateau. The Moustiers-Sainte-Marie star will definitely awaken something in you. Suspended between two rocky cliffs, it overlooks the village. According to legend, it’s an ex-voto dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
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