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3697 – Gorges du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon, the canyon of the Verdon river, is frequently called the Grand Canyon of Provence.

Well, I’ve never seen the Grand Canyon for real, but I am quite sure this is a little bit far-fetched.

It’s big though. We originally planned to drive along the southern side, cross somewhere far into the valley at the first bridge, and then return along the northern side.

We didn’t. It would have taken a few hours, and I had the feeling that it would have been much, much more of the same. For an impression it was enough.

Maybe it would be interesting to spend a day hiking along the Gorge, and maybe it would be funny to rent a paddleboat and do what everybody seems to do, follow the storage lake Lac de Sainte-Croix into the mouth of the river. It’s one of those countless “maybe next time” things that tend to never happen.

The world is a big place 🙂