The Verdon Gorge is a breathtaking limestone canyon stretching 16 miles (25 km) and almost a half-mile deep in some places. Cut by the turquoise-colored Verdon River, which flows into an artificial lake, it is one of the most beautiful river gorges in Europe. Visitors are drawn by its unique beauty and hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, paragliding, fly fishing and scenic walks. It can be reached by car or bus from Marseilles, Aix en Provence or Nice.
Verdon Gorge, France