The Verdon Gorge, Nature in its Purest Form

Oh, the Verdon Gorge! A unique experience to try in a kayak or a canoe. A visit to the heart of the gorge is a return to nature that will delight young and old alike. Come with us on our Provençale adventure!
By Caroline Taret

Our date is made with Christophe, guide and founder of Aquattitude, which accompanies visitors on foot or by boat in the Verdon Gorge. Just before Natureman, the first triathlon in the Verdon planned for the next day, Christophe, with good humor and instruction, takes us on a tour by kayak to the heart of the Gorge. The shock is immediate. After some advice on practicing this activity and crucial reminders about the protection of the site, we take off for a trip of about 1.5 hours, up to the barrier of the Sainte-Croix lake. A little paradise on earth opens before our eyes, with green water and luxurious vegetation. Some narrow passages allow you to touch the rocky walls of the gorge, where moss and other plants saturated with water grow abundantly. These fall back like mossy fountains on to the walls towards the emerald water. You would think you were in the Amazon if Christophe’s accent didn’t bring us back to Provence. A skilled guide, winter like summer, Christophe reminds us to what degree our ecological conscience must be awakened. Which is the case for us and we hope to convey it to you via this little film of our adventure.

Discover nearby...

Moustiers Sainte-Marie

The city of ceramic and Provençale pottery is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence.

Barjols

A pretty Provence town known for its many fountains, so typical in Provence.

Le Lac de Sainte-Croix

This big lake in the heart of the Verdon is very popular with vacationers, but also athletes.

La Bastide de Moustiers

An excellent address to spend a weekend in Alain Ducasse’s capable hands, with in the kitchen the talented chef Christophe Martin.

Aquattitude
Rafting, canoe, kayak in the Verdon
www.aquattitude.com

The Verdon Gorge, Nature in its Purest Form
Christophe Martin, chef of restaurant La Bastide de Moustiers
Moustiers Sainte-Marie
Photography José Nicolas
The Verdon Gorge, Nature in its Purest Form
Moustiers Saint-Marie
Village in Provence
Photography José Nicolas

Latest articles

Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

Lavender Ice Cream: A Delicious Dessert from Olivier Perrière

The star of the summer, ice-cream refreshes the palette of all gourmets throughout the season. A little treat that master ice-cream maker Olivier Perrière adapts across more than 70 flavors, including this delicious traditional recipe with a scent of the South, that spotlights Provence’s ubiquitous “blue gold.”
The Château de Valmer: An Oasis of Luxury on the French Riviera

The Château de Valmer: An Oasis of Luxury on the French Riviera

Within an age-old park, close to Gigaro beach, the Château de Valmer charms with its allure of a bourgeois residence from the 50s. This sumptuous hotel has managed to maintain an authentic appeal through a subtle combination of tradition and glamour.
Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Christina Sfez, the Delicate Art of Designing Wedding Dresses

Originally from Paris, and today resident of Marseille, fashion designer Christina Sfez has been creating, since 2011, sublime wedding dresses with a bohemian spirit. Designs that she carefully makes in her workshop on the Cours Julien, to the delight of future wives with a retro style.