Canyons in Verdon

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Campsite Verdon in the natural Park

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camping dans le Verdon


The Canyon of Verdon, one of the most beautiful natural parks in Europe.

The Verdon Regional Natural Park, in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, bears the name of the river which has shaped over the centuries these magnificent steep gorges, crisscrossed by paths which overlook superb Mediterranean panoramas.

These landscapes, admired by visitors from all over the world, make the reputation of this extraordinary natural park located in the Var. The Gorges du Verdon have an exceptional geographical location in Provence : they are located 45 min. drive from Aix en Provence and 1H15 min. from Marseille and the Mediterranean see.

The Gorges du Verdon extend from Castellane to Esparron. Up to the lake of Sainte Croix,in the departement of ALpes de Haute Provence,  you’ll find “les hautes Gorges”. Up to the lake of Sainte Croix, you’ll discover the “Basses gorges” “Down Canyon” with faulous ladscapes of forests, calanques… and familial activities to do thaks to quiet calm waters without curent.

The Gorges du Verdon in figures :

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Camping Dans le Verdon

The Verdon stretches over 165 km and has a storage capacity of 434 million m3 of high quality fresh water, a precious reserve for supplying fresh water throughout Provence and the French Riviera. The depth of the gorges is 250 to 700 meters. Their width varies from 6 to 100 meters at the level of the Verdon river and from 200 to 1500 meters taking the distance between the summits of the gorges.

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Exceptional biodiversity

The Gorges du Verdon constitute a preserved geological treasure which offers a diversity of exceptional landscapes, with steep canyons, its tumultuous river alternated with reservoirs of a paradisiacal calm of a brilliant emerald green. You’ll discover  the lake of Sainte-Croix which waters of exceptional purity are fluorescent, a phenomenon due to the fluorine content of its waters.

The natural park has been protected since 1990. It is labeled “Grand site de France”. Its rich flora is considerable since it represents a third of the French flora! During your walk or hike in the Verdon, you can also admire the diversity of animal species: The griffon vulture, the Bustard Canepetière, the eyed lizard (the largest in Europe) and many other wild species. Bring the binoculars!

The villages of Verdon: a treasure of Provencal heritage

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camping du Verdon

Verdon is also a set of typical Provencal villages, clinging to the hill with their steep alleys, their houses and their inhabitants whose welcome is always warm. Visit the villages of Verdon from your campsite in the Var: Bauduen, Moustiers Sainte Marie, Sillans la Cascade, Greoux les Bains, Esparron du Verdon, Quinson, Sainte Croix, Cotignac, Correns or Tourtour.

Each village is unique by its location, its architecture, its heritage and its history, each has an ancestral know-how in the artisanal production and transformation of regional Provencal products such as lavender, olives, honey: visit the Verdon c is also an unforgettable gastronomic journey!

Provence¨and Verdon

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camping parc régional du verdon – Valensole

From the campsite, beyond the Verdon gorges, you will discover magnificent landscapes, colored by the characteristic blue of lavender, especially on the Valensole plateau. It is characterized by the alignment of lavender plantations, delimited by almond or olive trees and constitutes the Gallo-Roman heritage. These landscapes have been shaped through the centuries by the traditions of Provence, stemming from its craftsmanship, its agriculture and its religious monuments scattered throughout the region: temples, basilicas …

Take advantage of an exceptional location to explore the Verdon gorges from your campsite in the Var, “La Verdière”. Reserve your pitch quickly or mobil home in the Verdon.

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