The Verdon Gorge (France) located between Avignon & Nice is the largest canyon in Europe. The beautiful scenery can be viewed via a drive on the southern rim. Also there are opportunities for hiking & white-water rafting.
The Gorges du Verdon or Verdon Gorge is located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. The Gorges ends at the Lac de Sainte-Croix. It's a great place to spend the weekend. See our recommendations on what to see and do.
There are a lot of hiking trails around the Gorges du Verdon, but this one is by far the most beautiful and closest to the aqua blue waters of the “gorges”. There are several circuits (loops) but the shortest is about 3 hours of hiking.
Dive in, the water's lovely ... wild swimming in France
Verdon Gorge is a river canyon in the southeastern section of France. The gorge is home to the Verdon River, known for its starling turquoise water. A popular rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, and sight-seeing destination.