Basses Gorges du Verdon
Though a little bit less dramatic than the Grand Canyon of Verdon, which is located 15 miles upstream, the site of Basses Gorges du Verdon (the Lower Verdon Gorge) offers no less wild and beautiful landscapes. And its access is easier : only a good hour drive from Aix-en-Provence.
This splendid trail, running along the river thanks to footbridges and passages carved in the rock, leads to the Chapel of Sainte-Maxime that stands up on a rocky spur overlooking the gorge. All along the route, you can enjoy a lot of superb views over the emerald waters of the river.
A really lovely walk in the heart of Haute Provence.
Walking time : 3.5 hours
Rating : leisurely
Season calendar : year-round (summer : 8am – 11:30am only)