The Tour of Défens des Colettes

  • Autour de Soleilhas
  • Le village de Soleihas
  • Soleilahs
  • Les Colettes
  • Le lavoir
  • Ruines de Veraillon
Verdon Tourisme > The Tour of Défens des Colettes

On the trail of the Tour of Défens des Colettes, you will reach old plasterwork remains of a craft no longer practised, near the travertin waterfalls.

8.26 km

When exiting the car park, turn right and at the end of the street, take another right and follow the main street Saint Roch on the D102 for some hundred metres.
1 – Before the mission cross, turn right on the variant of the GR 4 (chemin de la sagne) then cross a bridge and a field. At the first corner, take the GR and follow the track to switch to the other side. Continue on the path between meadows and woods of Scots pines and continue rising amid the broom on the opposite slope. Continue until an intersection.
2 – Take a right on the GR.. Further down, descend on the trail of the ruins of Veraillon.
3 – Under the ruins, turn right, in the meadow and along the creek. Go left, over the canyon (area wedged between two mountains). Go down through the pubescent oak (900m).
4 – At the intersection of two paths, continue straight and follow the path through the rocks, then head to the St. Peter Chapel.
5 – From the St. Peter chapel, follow the direction of Soleilhas (under the chapel). 20m before the waterfall, turn right onto the rocky and steep path rising above the canyon. Pass the ford at 100m and reach to Soleilhas. At 2.5km, reach the trail.
6 – Turn right in front of the oratory and reach the village by the track.


  • Delicate passages

    Avoid high summer temperatures, leave early. We recommend: 2 L of water per person, a hat and proper hiking shoes. At some points of the route, the trek can be quite technical, especially in the canyon.

  • Markup

    GR® - Balisage Petite Randonée

  • Difference in level

    438m ( Positive : 438m - Negative : 439m )

  • Documents
    • KML
    • GPX
    • PDF
    • GPX / KML files allow you to export the route of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Prices

    Free of charge.

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