Route des Gorges du Verdon, from Riez

Leisure Subject
  • Canyon


Itinerary " Les Gorges du Verdon " : Discover the Gorges du Verdon, this famous and magnificent canyon, unique in Europe, resulting from the slow erosion caused by the passage of the Verdon.
As you go along the circuit, towards this major tourist place of Provence, you will discover an exceptional natural heritage (Regional Natural Park of Verdon), many panoramas with landscapes as magnificent as varied. You will discover, via this itinerary, a beautiful outline of what makes the wealth of our territory in Provence.

Itinerary :
Take the D952 in the direction of Riez. In this charming village, the Roman columns bear witness to the long historical past of the region.
Points of interest:
- Roman columns
- Sainte-Maxime church and the Clock Tower
- City center: ramparts, doors, fountains,
wash houses, squares, sundial...
- Merovingian Baptistery (5th century)
- Ayguières and Sanson doors (14th c.)
- Remains of the primitive cathedral

- Saint-Pierre church (16th century)
- Country castle (17th and 18th century)

Continue along the same road to reach Moustiers-Sainte-Marie,
a perched village classified as a "Cité de Caractère" and recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Points of interest:
- City center: ramparts, fountains, wash houses,
aqueduct, sundial, arts and crafts
- Notre-Dame church (12th century)
- Museum of earthenware
- The Oratory Road
- Chapel of Notre-Dame de Beauvoir (12th century)
- Sainte-Anne Chapel (16th c.)
- Sainte-Madeleine cave

Take the direction of La Palud sur Verdon, a village at the gateway to the Gorges du Verdon, then follow the "Route des Crêtes" on the D23, on the right bank of the Verdon (this road is a one-way street allowing you to make a loop).
You will enjoy a spectacular view and there are many places to park to get closer to the lookouts and admire the view. If you're lucky, you may spot eagles flying over the canyon or seasoned climbers climbing up the steep walls.
Points of interest:
La Palud sur Verdon
- Castle (18th century)
- Bell tower (11th century)
- House of the Gorges du Verdon
- Route des Crètes

- Medieval castle
- Chapel of Saint-Christophe
- Sublime point

Continue the route towards Pont de Soleils (D955) and Trigance (D90). Take the D71, to reach the Corniche Sublime, on the left bank of the Verdon. Its
evocative name says a lot about the beauties that you will discover. Take advantage of your passage on the Artuby Bridge to try your hand at bungee jumping!
Points of interest:
- Medieval village
- Saint-Michel parish church (15th century)
- Chapel, dovecote, bell tower, well, vaulted
vaulted passages...
- Last flour mill in activity in Provence
- Botanical path
- Artuby bridge (bungee jumping)

Continue the loop through the villages of Aiguines and Les Salles sur Verdon, located on the edge of the Sainte-Croix Lake. They offer breathtaking panoramas on the
on the peaceful and turquoise water. Continue on the D957, cross the big bridge to return to Moustiers- Sainte-Marie. Take the opportunity to admire the exit of the Gorges du Verdon, where the Verdon river flows into the lake.
Points of interest:
- Parish church Saint-Jean
- Chapel Saint-Pierre and its orientation table
- Vestiges of the old castrum
- Old houses, fountains, befroi, wash house
- Square tower with campanile
- Museum of wood turners

Les Salles sur Verdon
- Ancient village engulfed by the waters during the
creation of the lake of Sainte-Croix. The new village
village dates from 1970.

Back to Riez
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) : 215
    • Route : BOUCLE
  • Environments :
    • In the country
  • Services :
    • Motorhomes allowed
  • Activities :
    • Tourist routes
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
  • Tourist itinerary :
    • Tourist itinerary
    • Tourist itinerary
  • Park :
    • Park
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC
  • Electric charging points :
    • Charging stations for electric vehicles


Free access.
Route des Gorges du Verdon, from Riez
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Route des Gorges du Verdon, au départ de Riez
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.817509
Longitude : 6.093555