Corniche Sublime - Gorges du Verdon

Verdon Gorges

AIGUINES

The Verdon Gorges forms the biggest canyon of Europe: it’s an area where space and vastness are mixing. In the limestone of Haute Provence plateau, the river dug a 25 km long canyon, 700 m deep in places.




The Verdon Gorges were classified in 1990. They are the object of an annual attendance estimated at more than one million visitors and have an international reputation. They are in a process of Operation Grand Site (OGS) of France since 2002.

A Grand Site is a remarkable territory (landscape, natural and cultural qualities), whose national dimension is recognized by a classification of a significant part of the territory (classification for the protection of natural monuments and sites), which welcomes a large public and is committed to a partnership approach of sustainable and coordinated management to preserve its value, attractiveness, and landscape integrity.

The objectives of an OGS are: to restore and protect the landscape, natural and cultural quality of the site; to improve the quality of the visit while respecting the site; to promote local socio-economic development while respecting the inhabitants.

The purpose of an OGS is to accompany the territory towards obtaining the "Grand Site de France" label.

Activity information

Services

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Contact


Phone 04 94 70 21 64

D71
83630 - AIGUINES

Modified from 19/01/2024 by "Office de Tourisme Intercommunal Lacs et Gorges du Verdon".

Openings


All year long, subject to snow conditions

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The restaurant Le Vieux Château in Aiguines offers Provençal specialities, vegetarian dishes made with local products while favouring organic farming and breeding.

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Ascension of the Grand Margès via the GR®99

Climb to the 3rd highest peak of the Var to enjoy breathtaking views.

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Paragliding tandem flights - Aiguines

Spectacular meeting of the Verdon and Sainte-Croix Lake, viewed from the sky, with a landing on the beach. This flight with Roc n'Vol offers midday bright and vivid colors. You will be amazed!

Roc n'Vol

Towards Les Salles

Haut-Var-Verdon territory, at the heart of the Verdon Gorges and the Verdon Natural Regional Park, landscapes of the Prealpes, small hiking path.

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Become a paragliding pilot with Roc n'Vol !

Parapente

Training curses - Paragliding pilot

From initiation to improvement, up to the first flights of duration and distance: an individualized and optimized training course by the practice of the tandem flight with double command. Accessible from the "discovery day". With Roc n'Vol

Roc n'Vol

Le Galetas

On Aiguines area, close to the Verdon Gorges and 100 meters far from the Sainte-Croix lake, you will be able to enjoy all the activities of this exceptional site.

Camping Le Galetas

Les Bastides de Chanteraine

Ideally located 400 m from the Sainte-Croix lake and 6 km from the entrance to the Verdon Canyon, the small campsite with swimming pool offering quality accommodation.

Les Bastides de Chanteraine

Les Clos du Lac

Quiet and shady, this campsite is located outside of the village, 3 kilometres far from the Sainte-Croix lake.

Les Clos du Lac

Campasun Campsite of l'Aigle

Close to the village, but also close to the Verdon Canyon and the Corniche Sublime, the campsite welcomes you in a majestic setting, dominating the Sainte-Croix lake.

Camping de l'Aigle

Chanteraine

5 kilometres far from the Verdon Gorges, in a quiet harbour of greenery, this terrace-settled campsite dominates the Sainte-Croix lake, 600 meters apart.

Camping de Chanteraine

Chanteraine

This restaurant, situated outside the village, offers a pleasant view on the Sainte-Croix lake and suggests fine cooking with local recipes.

Chanteraine

Terre de Saveurs

A sandwich break before visiting the Verdon Gorges...? Stop at Terre de Saveurs....

Terre de Saveurs

Le Grand Canyon

The hotel-restaurant is situated in the heart of the Grand Canyon du Verdon and thanks to its panoramic terrace, offers a unique view on the Verdon river 300 metres lower down. The panoramic restaurant with terrace allows to discover the view... and the local products.

Le Grand Canyon

Le Rive Gauche

A cordial place will welcome you to savour traditional food. The restaurant is situated in the heart of the village.

Le Rive Gauche

L'Aigle

The restaurant can welcome more than 100 persons in its big dining room (60 persons) and panoramic shady terrace (80 persons) with an exceptional view to the Sainte-Croix lake.

L'Aigle

Chez Dante

Our little terrace, in the shade thanks to its lime tree, overlooks the village square and awaits you. You can enjoy here one of our meals, bruschettes or tapas or just take a drink at any time of day…

Chez Dante

L'Antidote

L'Antidote offers sweet and salty crepes, children's menu, home-made desserts, salad and meat. Continuous service depending on the season. Bar open until 1 a.m.

L'Antidote

Le Grand Canyon du Verdon

An exceptionnal place to enjoy the sight of the imposing nature.

Le Grand Canyon

Castle of Aiguines

The Castle of Aiguines overlooks the Sainte-Croix Lake and offers a great panorama.

Château d'Aiguines

Bridge of the Artuby

The bridge over the Artuby was constructed of reinforced concrete between 1938 and 1940 by the company Thorrand and Co. from Nice.

Pont de l'Artuby

The Sainte-Croix lake and the Galetas and the Chabassole beaches

An idyllic landscape ! The Sainte-Croix lake is the 2nd largest artificial lake of France (22 square kilometres).

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Aiguinautic

AIGUINAUTIC offers you the discovery of the Grand Canyon: by electric boat (4-5 places); by pedal boat (2 or 4-5 places).

Aiguinautic

Verdon Canoë

Visit the Grand Canyon of Verdon and its calm waters: trip with kayak and canoe with 1 to 3 places. Recommended duration: 1h30 to 2h.

Verdon Canoë

MYC Plage

Come and discover the Verdon Gorges by pedal boat, a family team will warmly welcome you for a memorable visit.

MYC Plage

Kako Beach Côté Verdon

The rental of electric boats allows you to benefit completely of the Grand Canyon’s landscapes.

Côté Verdon

Kanojano Aiguines

The rental of canoes (from 2 to 4 persons) and kayaks (for 1 or 2 persons) allows you to visit the Grand Canyon. 38 boats.

Kanojano Aiguines

Location Chabassole Plage

You will find 3 kinds of watercraft on the beach of Chabassole that will let you discover the Sainte-Croix lake and the Verdon Gorges as well as deck chairs to relax: pedal boats (also with slides), canoes and stand-up paddle.

Chabassole Plage

Bungee jumping from the Artuby Bridge

Latitude Challenge invites you to discover extreme sensations of bungee jumping.

Saut à l'élastique du Pont de l'Artuby

Les Hauts Vernis - rock climbing area

93 routes from 3 to 7c. Facing West, this sector is fully in the sun in the afternoon. It is so a winter sector. Nevertheless, it is quite pleasant during summer months for early risers.

Les Hauts Vernis

Le Col d'Illoire - rock climbing area

18 routes from 4a to 6a+. Beginners sector par excellence at 970 meter high. We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

Col d'Illoire

Le Vallon d'Estay - rock climbing area

45 routes from 4+ to 6c. Facing South, this is a family sector. We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

Le Vallon d'Estay - site d'escalade

Le Galetas - rock climbing area

20 routes from 3+ to 6b+. Facing West, this sector is fully in the sun in the afternoon. On the territory of Moustiers Sainte Marie. The bridge of Galetas and the entrance of the Gorges are nearby.

Le Galetas

Pas de Gairoù - rock climbing area

5 routes from 6b+ to 8a. Facing East, you should better be a good climber in the route 7b. We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

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Les Cavaliers - rock climbing area

83 routes from 5a+ to 8a+. Facing full North and aired by the Verdon Gorges, it’s the summer sector par excellence. We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

Les Cavaliers

Bauchet - rock climbing area

95 routes from 4a to 8b+. Facing North-East, this sector is pleasant in mid-season and in summer afternoons. Addicts are there even in winter… We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

LGV Tourisme

Sallières - rock climbing area

25 routes from 5+ to 8a. It’s a summer sector. Even if it is sunny on the afternoon, you can always find some shade. We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

Sallières

Pantin du Néant - rock climbing area

18 routes from 6a to over 8a. Facing North, this sector is only for good climbers. We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

LGV Tourisme

Aiguines

Between sky and water, this perched village dominates the calm waters of Sainte-Croix Lake as far as the eye can see. At the heart of a marvelous nature, Aiguines protects the access to the Verdon Gorges, as a motionless watcher.

Aiguines

Galetas Beach

An idyllic landscape !

Le Galetas

Chabassole Beach

An idyllic landscape !

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Sandwicherie du Verdon

Only a take-away food, no terrace.

Epicerie du Verdon

Panoramic view from the chapel of Saint-Pierre

Head to the chapel of Saint-Pierre any time of the day to enjoy the view of the Sainte-Croix lake. It is also a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.

Point de vue de la chapelle Saint-Pierre

Panoramic view from the Col d'Illoire

First point of view on the left bank startinf from Aiguines, the col d'Illoire offers you the panorama of the Sainte-Croix lake and the Verdon gorges.

Point de vue du col d'Illoire

Panoramic view on the Vaumale cirque

This intense view on the Verdon will surely become your favorite!

Point de vue sur le cirque de Vaumale

Ferme des Cavaliers: gîte d'étape

The Ferme des Cavaliers, a friendly and ecological gîte d'étape in the heart of the Verdon Gorges! Only on reservation

Gîte d'étape

Petites Pointes - rock climbing area

10 routes from 5+ to 7b+. It’s a summer sector. Even if it is sunny on the afternoon, you can always find some shade. We remind climbers that the practice of this activity is under your own responsibility.

Logo LGV Tourisme

Bridge of the Galetas

The Galetas bridge is a road bridge at the start of Sainte-Croix lake and the end of the Verdon Gorges.

Pont du Galetas
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