Gorges du Verdon
A natural site unique in Europe
2 hours by car from the hotel, the Gorges du Verdon offer breathtaking landscapes. The Verdon, a tributary of the Durance with turquoise waters, forms in the limestone plateaux of Haute-Provence magnificent gorges, the most remarkable of which, the Grand Canyon, extends over 21 km from Rougon to Aiguines. The spectacle of this gigantic ditch with vertiginous walls in a wild nature is without rival in Europe: according to the definition of Jean Giono "Here, it is more than far, it is elsewhere! ".
By car, you have two options for exploring the Gorges du Verdon by road. The right bank, to the north, begins with the Sublime point, the first point of view on the canyon. Then discover the many lookouts along the Route des Crêtes. Admire the largest canyon in Europe from the top of the cliffs. From the lake of Sainte Croix, return to Castellane by the left bank, to the south, and its multiple mythical belvederes up to the balconies of La Mescla. On the way, stop on the Artuby bridge. 182m high, it is the highest bridge in Europe allowing the practice of bungee jumping.
You will also find many hikes, to enter even more intimately into the heart of this nature protected by the Verdon Regional Natural Park. The famous Blanc-Martel path of course but also many other marked paths for all tastes.
A natural link between the Var and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Gorges du Verdon welcome more than a million visitors each year.