The Ridge Road – La Palud

The Ridge Road (Route des Crêtes) is a 23km loop from La Palud-Sur-Verdon, taking in some of the best high views of the gorge. Pure driving time is under an hour, but with stops the drives takes much longer. The road can be narrow at times, and winds narrowly against the cliffs’ edges, so do […]

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Eze

The medieval village of Eze is perched above fine views of the sea. The streets are busy with tourists, but worth wandering. There are many shops selling crafts and trinkets, though all at tourist prices. Located in Eze is Jardin Exotique. Eze village is also known home to some renowned perfumeries […]

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Moyenne Corniche

The views all along the Moyenne Corniche are exceptional, If you can’t get enough, then just after passing through the tunnel from Nice, a 2km drive up a one lane road leads to an excellent viewpoint, away from the traffic; Viewpoint St Michel. […]

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Les Gorges de Daluis

A spectacular red-rock canyon above the Var River, described as the Colorado of the Alps. At many points along the canyon, the road splits in two, with one direction tunnelling through rock and the other siding around the cliffs edge. […]

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Castellane

By virtue of its location at the gateway of Les Gorges du Verdon, Castellane is distinctively a summer town, and its population during this season is over ten times that of winter. In summer, there is an abundance of restaurants to choose from. Perched high on a rock that overlooks the town is the Chapel […]

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Refuge de la Cayolle

There is a mountain refuge with beds and food just north of Col de la Cayolle. There are day walks of varying lengths that you can take from here, including the Lakes Circular Trail (Circuit des Lacs). […]

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Jausiers

In the town of Jausiers there are large villas built in the 19th and 20th centuries with fortunes made in Mexico. One of these is is Le Château des Magnans, now a hotel and restaurant. […]

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