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Top 5 most stunning views of the canyon

It is not a surprise for anyone, the biggest Canyon of Europe offers exceptional panoramas. But where to admire them? Follow the guide, the Verdon Tourism team has created for you the Top 5 of the most stunning views of the Canyon: you will definitely be impressed!

1.

The belvedere of the dent d’Aire

This viewpoint located on the Route des Crêtes, on the right bank, is definitely THE most beautiful view of the Canyon. Accessible by bike or car, this viewpoint offers an exceptional panorama at any time of the day; however, it is at sunrise and sunset that it is most magical!

With some luck, by looking up, you will see a majestic ballet of Vultures! This is what it’s all about!

Info: This viewpoint is accessible to anyone! 

2.

Le col d’Illoire (The illoire pass)

This time, let’s cross the river and change department to admire the canyon. It is indeed on the left bank that you will be amazed by the vastness of the Gorges du Verdon. And if in the foreground you will be subjugated by the emerald water of the river, in the distance, you will be able to dive into the blue of the lavender fields.

Info: These fields bloom from mid-June to mid-July

3.

The Point Sublime (The Sublime Point)

If you have never heard about it, then it will be soon! This famous belvedere is the first one encountered in the Gorges du Verdon. Magic point of view by its suspended balcony, you will discover the formation of this Canyon!
It is also the starting point of the great Blanc-Martel trail! This beautiful place deserves a few minutes of walking! And believe us, it is worth it!

Info: A parking lot is available. Count 10 minutes of walking

4.

Le pont de Galetas (The Galetas Bridge)

Does this view remind you of something? Normal, it is THE view that you find everywhere when you talk about the Gorges du Verdon. Astride the departments of Alpes de Haute Provence and Var, the Pont de Galetas (The Galetas Bridge) offers one of the most famous views in the world! The reason for this is that you can go there by car or walking to see the end of the canyon, where the Verdon river meets the lake of Sainte-Croix. Magical, isn’t it?

Info: During strong wind gusts, boat access from this bridge is prohibited.

5.

Le balcon de la Mesclas (The Mesclas balcony)

This balcony offers a splendid view of the Gorges du Verdon and the Blanc-Martel Trail. This place in the translucent waters is the junction between the rivers of the Artuby and the Verdon; where it is named “Mescla”, which means mixture in Provençal.

The call for a souvenir photo will be too strong, so grab your cameras!