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From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

1. From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.

Aix-en-Provence: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

2. Aix-en-Provence: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Enjoy a scenic full-day tour of the picturesque Verdon Canyon, departing from Aix-en-Provence by air-conditioned minibus. Meet your guide at the Tourist Information Center of Aix, and set off on a lovely drive through the dramatic splendor of the Grand Canyon du Verdon. Cross the Valensole plateau, which is especially spectacular when the lavender fields are in full bloom (mid June to mid July). Head to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, famous for its earthenware workshops, and enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Continue to the Verdon Gorges of the Verdon River for breathtaking views of the lake of Sainte-Croix. Stop for some free time on the beach before driving back to Aix-en-Provence via the enchanting village of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

3. From Nice: Verdon Gorge Full-Day Tour

Start your full-day shared group or private tour with a pickup from your accommodation in Nice and admire the famous Promenade des Anglais as you depart the city. With your guide, travel first to Castellane, a quintessentially-French, cultural village at the gates of the famous Verdon Gorge, and classified as a "city of character". Visit its ancient ramparts, and three listed monuments, including St. Victor's Church, the Clock Tower, and the Pentagonal Tower. Continue to the charming village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and part of the phenomenal Verdon Natural Regional Park. From here, make sure to snap pictures of the idyllic Provence setting complete with lavender fields, panoramic views of the surrounding rocky mountains, and the blue waters of the Lake of Sainte-Croix, the third largest lake in France. Finally, return to your accommodation in Nice after a full day of memorable sightseeing.

From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

4. From Nice or Cannes: Verdon Gorge and Lavender Fields

Explore the natural wonders of the French countryside on a guided tour to the Verdon Gorge. Admire spectacular views and visit nearby villages for an unforgettable experience. Depart from Nice or Cannes in the morning and head for the Gorges du Loup. Make a stop here for incredible views of the waterfall. Continue along the road to Castellane, the entrance of the Verdon Gorge. Take time to explore this charming village, famous for its picturesque chapel built on a rock overlooking the village below. Finally, come to the Verdon Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Europe at 700 meters high. Visit the spots that offer the best panoramic views across the canyon - perfect for photos. Next stop: Moustiers Sainte Marie. Visit this scenic village built along the lake of Sainte Croix. Enjoy free time here to explore the winding streets, and have some lunch. Then, if in season, head to the beautiful lavender fields and capture one-of-a-kind photos of the purple fields.

Provence: Verdon Gorge Private Tour

5. Provence: Verdon Gorge Private Tour

Discover the amazing natural beauty of Provence as you explore hidden villages and enjoy the scenic views of the Verdon Gorge. Start your adventure along the Napoléon road until your first stop at Castellane, a medieval village and site of pilgrimage, known as the “Gateway to the Verdon Gorge”. From here, step into the heart of the Verdon Gorge and experience the towering peaks, the emerald-green river, and the breathtaking panorama surrounding you. Continue along the Gorges road and arrive at Sainte Croix’s lake, a serene turquoise lake that feeds from the Verdon River. Next, uncover the picturesque medieval town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled among the rocky peaks. Here, explore the winding, medieval streets and even browse the locally crafted ceramics and pottery. As you stroll through this historical village, your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about its history and people. Finally, enjoy a lunch of provincial specialties on a terrace cafe before savoring the scenery once more as you journey back.

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What people are saying about Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Laurent picked us up at the hotel on time. Laurent is a super great guide. He was very friendly, competent and polite. He told us great stories about the individual stations. Not only the coast of Provance but also the "inner" Provance offers great travel destinations. We even saw a whole group of sea head eagles at the Grand Canyon.

Our guide was very obliging and humorously! In spite of my carsickness he stayed cool and drove gentle. He knew every nice point of view an all facts about the points of our road! We laughed a lot - it was a very nice trip! Anke and Ben

the trip was superb, very very nice experience, the guide was very nice, smiling, friendly, and had a very good historical knowledge of the places

This is an unforgettable experience trip with a great tour guide: charming and helpful. Highly recommended.

No water in the gorge due to heat wave, but great guide and views were still incredible.