Advice on Verdon Gorges of Provence

May 27th, 2006, 04:37 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 60
Advice on Verdon Gorges of Provence

Hello, I'm going to book a day tour from Aix-en-Provence tourisme. The tour will go to Plateau de Valensole for which is the reason I choose the tour. I know the Lavender fields there must be very beautiful. But the tour doesn't end here. It also includes the Mousiers, Verdon Gorges and the Sainte-Croix deVerdon Lake. But I haven't heard it before and haven't expect to go there. So, I read the travel books and it said Verdon Gorges is the most deepest canyon in Europe. It's road is "S" shape and the village Moustiers-Ste-Marie is a village on the high mountain. So, I really worry about whether it is safe to travel there. From my imagine, it is quite dangerous. I don't want any accident since my target is only the Lavender field of Valnesole. So, can anyone give some advice or share your experience on Verdon Gorges. Thanks!
Irenewong is offline  
May 27th, 2006, 05:07 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,147
Irene,

We visited the Gorges du Verdun last fall and drove the route with no feeling of danger at all.....the road is winding in places with overhangs, but totally safe...well paved and wider than many village roads by far. The gorges is beautiful and worth a trip...I think you will find it a pleasure.
Traviata is online now  
May 27th, 2006, 05:45 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 301
Wow - isn't that a lot of driving. I heard other people say it takes forever to drive around that canyon.
rholt is offline  
May 27th, 2006, 05:55 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,147
We did not drive the complete Gorges area, but rather, the most accessible and popular road, likely the same the tour bus would travel..there is definitely a longer, more winding route...we spent most of a day doing so, stopping here and there, a very leisurely drive, ending the trip with an overnight at Castellane...
Traviata is online now  
May 27th, 2006, 06:14 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 41,789
It's a lovely drive and you can do as much of it as you want. We have done the full drive about 100 km, I think but this should help you. I like the way to the point subline.

http://www.provencebeyond.com/sites/verdon.html
cigalechanta is online now  
May 27th, 2006, 08:31 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,093
I have traveled throughout 24 countries in Europe and I think just maybe the Gorge de Verdon could be the most beautiful place I have visited. It is totally safe.

Larry J
LarryJ is offline  
May 28th, 2006, 01:57 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 60
Thank you to all your advice
Irenewong is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
TechoEP
Europe
11
Mar 3rd, 2013 11:45 AM
AnnaLiffey
Europe
4
May 24th, 2009 03:46 AM
flygirl
Europe
22
Mar 6th, 2009 09:50 AM
stellarae
Europe
16
Mar 13th, 2004 10:54 PM
travelgrl2003
Europe
13
May 11th, 2003 03:42 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:24 PM.