Verdon Gorges

Vinon-sur-Verdon, Autres
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The Verdon Gorges forms the biggest canyon of Europe: it’s an area where space and vastness are mixing.
In the limestone of Haute Provence plateau, the river dug a 25 km long canyon, 700 m deep in places.
The Verdon Gorges were classified in 1990. They are the object of an annual attendance estimated at more than one million visitors and have an international reputation. They are in a process of Operation Grand Site (OGS) of France since 2002.

A Grand Site is a remarkable territory (landscape, natural and cultural qualities), whose national dimension is recognized by a classification of a significant part of the territory (classification for the protection of natural monuments and sites), which welcomes a large public and is committed to a partnership approach of sustainable and coordinated management to preserve its value, attractiveness, and landscape integrity.

The objectives of an OGS are: to restore and protect the landscape, natural and cultural quality of the site; to improve the quality of the visit while respecting the site; to promote local socio-economic development while respecting the inhabitants.

The purpose of an OGS is to accompany the territory towards obtaining the "Grand Site de France" label.
Opening day(s)

All year long 2025

Every day

Accreditations & Guides
  • classifications :
    • classifications
    • Site classified by ministerial decree
    • Natural inventory
    • Domaine du Conservatoire de l'Espace Littoral
    • Nature Reserve
    • classifications
    • classifications
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
    • Motorhomes allowed
  • Water :
    • River
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Tour free of charge
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • nature miscellaneous :
    • Natural wonder
    • Viewpoint
    • Gorge
    • Forest
  • Mountains :
    • Cliff
    • Mountain
    • Mountain pass
    • Canyon
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Futher informations :
    • marked footpaths
Useful Information
  • Period :
    • Autumn
    • Summer
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Open year round


Free access
Verdon Gorges
Phone : +33 4 94 70 21 64
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Gorges du Verdon
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.753721
Longitude : 6.317526
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  • Environnements :
    • Mountain location
    • River 5 km away
    • Close to GR footpath