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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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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Col de Castillon

The main route from La Turbie to Sospel goes through a tunnel. If you’re a driving enthusiast with a sports car and into winding mountain roads, you might like to skip the tunnel and go over the top instead, adding around 15 minutes to your trip. […]

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La Bollène-Vésubie

La Bollène-Vésubie is a quiet village of just 600 inhabitants, so while it’s a pleasant place, don’t expect to find any rocking nightlife here. The emphasis here is on the beautiful setting, and so the best thing to do is to go hiking on one of the many trails you’ll find in the area. Down […]

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Col de Turini

The route from Sospel to La Bollène-Vésubie leads over the 1607m high Col de Turini. The road is smooth, winding and beautiful. If the road up to the Col from Sospel is fun, coming down the other side is superb. The route is quite famous, being a part of the annual Monte Carlo rally. […]

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Sospel

Sospel itself is a fairly small town, though its a pleasant place to have something to eat or take a cup of coffee. The Baroque Cathedral of St Michel is worth seeing. Keen history enthusiasts might want to try out this walking tour (external link). […]

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