Camping in the Gorges du Verdon: an ideal destination for camping in Provence
Fancy a change of scenery and long for some adventure? Let yourself be charmed by the beauty of the Gorges du Verdon and plan your next stay between lakes and mountains where breath-taking landscapes are waiting to be discovered.
Located in the heart of the Verdon Regional Natural Park, the Gorges du Verdon's geographical location between Alpine and Mediterranean climates makes it one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers. In rich nature, the extreme diversity of its fauna and flora makes it an exceptional place for the observation of wildlife and enjoyment of outdoor activities.
The largest canyon in Europe, located between the municipalities of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the Gorges du Verdon can be discovered in many ways: traverse the region by kayak, pedalo, hiking or on horseback to observe the magnificent views and vistas, and savour a feeling of freedom for the whole family!
What to visit in the Gorges du Verdon? Discover our top 5 must-see sights
Camping in the Gorges du Verdon is a paradise for enthralling outdoor activities, pleasant walking trips or simply relaxing. In the heart of Provençal Colorado, wild territories and grandiose landscapes are waiting to be discovered with family, friends or as a couple. Whether enjoying thrilling activities or gentle recreations, nature lovers can explore a fantastic playground for all their al fresco desires.
The Lower Verdon Gorges
The lower gorges of the Verdon are nestled between the lakes of Esparron de Verdon, Artignosc and Montmeyan which form an archipelago of small lakes with turquoise and transparent waters. Discover unspoiled and wild landscapes by hiking, canoeing, boating or floating along the river on a pedalo.
Want to spend some time with family or friends near the Gorges du Verdon? Campsite Verdon Parc is an ideal destination as it is located just 10 minutes from the lakes, and features a large water park and a mini-farm, as well as spacious and well-shaded grounds.
Lake Sainte-Croix, located in the heart of the Verdon Regional Natural Park between the departments of Var and Alpes de Haute Provence, is the largest lake in the Gorges du Verdon. Its excellent geographical location and natural beauty make it a popular attraction for many visitors to the region.
Take advantage of the lake's superb beaches and water sports options, as well as enjoying horseback riding and visiting traditional villages such as Aiguines and Salle sur Verdon, where you can savour breath-taking views of the lake and its valley.
Moustier Sainte Marie
At the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon, lies the village of Moustier Sainte-Marie. Classified among the most beautiful villages in France and renowned for its earthenware, it is the essential village to visit during your holidays in region.
A charming little Provencal setting surrounded by hills planted with olive trees and crossed by a pretty little stream, the town is worth a day trip to stroll through the streets, enjoy the local markets and take a well-deserved lunch break.
Saint Laurent du Verdon
A small village in the Alpes de Haute Provence, Saint Laurent du Verdon is located at an altitude of 468m and is decorated by fields of sunflowers, cereals and lavender which give it a very special charm. From the architectural era of the Middle Ages, it still houses some very ancient Gallo-Roman remains. Due to its very favourable geographical location, holidaymakers can enjoy beautiful hikes around the blissful shores of the lakes of Quinson or Artignosc.
Located at the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon and overlooked a 184m limestone cliff called the Roc, Castellane is a Provençal town with a rich heritage where you absolutely must discover a selection of tourist attractions. Visit the statue of the Virgin, the Porte de l'Annonciade, the Saint Victor church, the clock tower and the Pont du Roc, as well as stopping on the terrace next to the Pentagonal tower to enjoy the gardens and a 360° view.
Campsite Terra Verdon, which has a magnificent swimming pool, a children's club and an aquatic area, is ideal for discovering the area in and around Castellane.
The most beautiful views of the Gorges du Verdon
The largest canyon in Europe offers dramatic panoramas but where is the best place to admire them? Here are some of the most beautiful views of the Gorges du Verdon.
Belvédère de la dent d’Aire
This viewpoint is located on the Route des Crêtes, a 24 km panoramic trails that reveals the mythical cliffs of the Verdon. Accessible by bike or by car, the panorama is exceptional. At sunrise and sunset, the view is unforgettable where you may have the chance to see some vultures!
Le pont du Galetas
One of the most popular views for holidaymakers, straddling Alpes de Haute Provence and the Var, the Pont du Galetas offers a postcard setting with a view of the Lake Sainte Croix on one side and the Verdon river on the other.
Le Point Sublime
Le Point sublime, located below the village of Rougon, offers breath-taking views of the entrance to the Gorges du Verdon, especially of the Samson corridor, the gateway to the canyon. A true masterpiece of nature, the Samson corridor formed by massive limestone is unmissable.
Le Balcon de la Mescla
The balcony of the Mescla offers a sensational view of the Blanc-Martel trail and the emerald river of the Verdon gorges.
Our advice for camping holidays in the Gorges du Verdon
Here's some practical information to know before booking your camping trip in the Gorges du Verdon.
When to go camping in the Gorges du Verdon?
Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for a camping trip in the Gorges du Verdon. If you want to escape the crowds, spring is the perfect time to take full advantage of the awakening nature.
How much does it cost to go camping in the Gorges du Verdon?
The cost of camping in Gorges du Verdon varies according to the season and the different services and facilities you require, as well as the star rating of the campsite and the type of accommodation. Take advantage of some fantastic booking benefits when you stay with us such as balance payment extensions, low deposits, free cancellation and much more.
What type of camping accommodation is available in Gorges du Verdon?
Different types of accommodation are available to suit all holiday styles: pitches for camper vans, mobile homes, chalets, equipped tents or even yurts!
What are the best campsites in the Gorges du Verdon?
Campsite Coteau de la Marine offers comfortable accommodation, excellent amenities and rewards campers with the chance to enjoy a variety of water-based activities. Campsite Les Prés du Verdon has an outdoor swimming pool and enjoys an idyllic location directly on the banks of the river Verdon.
What are the best things to do with children while camping in Gorges du Verdon ?
Children will flourish on a camping holiday in Gorges du Verdon with us, where they can take full advantage of many activities such as mini farms, exciting water parks, Kid's Clubs and many other fun things to do.
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