The Gorges du Verdon - the world's 2nd largest grand canyon

Map of Gorge du Verdon

The Grand Canyon du Verdon is approximately 20km long and plunging more than 300m in places. This immense and magnificent canyon straddles the departments of Var and the Alpes de Hautes Provence. The Gorge du Verdon is one of Europe's great natural wonders; formed where the blue-green Verdon river cuts a deep swathe through the high limestone plateau of Haute Provence. Often called Europe's Grand Canyon, this truly spectacular canyon is over 25 kilometres long and in places over 1000 metres deep, and the great cliffs are a playground for rock climbers. Although it's much smaller than Arizona's Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon du Verdon is deep, compact, wild and beautiful.

Gites near the Gorge du Verdon

Maison Baudinard
Village house with panoramic views and terrace near Gorges du Verdon. Sleeps 6.
 

Flayosc - Typical provençal hill top village

Map of Flayosc Location of Flayosc properties on a map

Flayosc is a typical provençal medieval village with its large shady square, its fountains, old church, rambling rooftops. It is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Provence. It is far enough away from the busy tourist spots on the coast, but near enough to the local town of Draguignan with all its amenities. Flayosc is also a well serviced village in itself with a provençal market every Monday morning which has a great array of local produce. There are innumerable cafes where you can sit on the terrace, sip a glass of local wine and watch the world go by.

Gites in Flayosc

Maison Mimosa
17th Century provençal gite with roof terrace. Next to several restaurants which gives access to the most important facilities of a hotel. Sleeps 5.
 
Studio Mimosa
Traditional 17th Century French studio apartment in a Provence village square. Next to several restaurants which gives access to the most important facilities of a hotel. Sleeps 2.
 
Maison et Studio Mimosa
Both Maison Mimosa and Studio Mimosa as one apartment. Both apartments are in the same building on adjacent floors. Sleeps 7.
 

 

 

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