With diverse landscapes in Haute-Provence and the Alps, the Verdon offers something very special from sources to gorges. A paradise for outdoor activities, this region is rich both in heritage and natural sites,which will go to create a truly unforgettable holiday!
Discover this richly diverse region – home to the Verdon river. Starting from Les Sources du Verdon, visit Val d’Allos; a place surrounded by nature with an alpine feel, in the heart of the Mercantour National Park.
A little further down, the Haut-Verdon reveals its many treasures: Colmars-les-Alpes’ city-state Vauban, Beauvezer’s drapery, the villages of Villars-Colmars, Thorame-Haute and Thorame-Basse.
At Saint-André-les-Alpes, the Verdon transforms into a lake. This village, which is at the cusp of Alpine and Provençal influences, is internationally renowned for paragliding.
From Saint-André-les-Alpes head to Barrêmealong the historical Route Napoléon! Napoléon stopped here on Friday 3rd March 1815. Whilst you’re in town come and learn about the famous Emperor!
Join the Verdon river again at Castillonlake, which connects Saint-André-les-Alpes to Castellane. This lake turns emerald green towards the end of spring.
Castellane – a remarkable village and the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon – is sure to impress with its ‘dolce vita’ ambiance.
You will no doubt be captivated by the very special Gorges du Verdon, which will lead you to La Palud-sur-Verdon, a mecca for rockclimbing. The ‘route des crêtes’ then guides you through the vertiginous Grand Canyon.
Towards the east, bordering the Verdon and surrounding Nice area, the classified medieval village of Annot will blow you away: an exceptional natural heritage site with overhanging rocks, cliffs and sandstone bouldersperfect for walking, ambling and stirringthe imagination. It is also a renowned climbing site!
Our Tourist Offices are here to help you plan your trip!
- Val d’Allos Tourist Office
- Colmars-les-Alpes Tourist Office
- Saint-André-les-Alpes-Barrême Tourist Office
- Castellane Tourist Office
- La Palud-sur-Verdon Tourist Office
- Annot Tourist Office
- Entrevaux Tourist Office