Gorges du Verdon

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Edouard Martel (1859-1938), the inventor of potholing, was the first to explore these gorges in 1905-06. In the 1920s lookout points were built along the canyon, and in 1947 a cliff road (D 71), known as the Corniche Sublime, was constructed on the south bank. The northern Ridge Road (D 23) was, however, only completed in 1973. Both routes command superb views of this outstanding natural site. Make a point of stopping at the bBalcons de la Mescla and at the belvederes of Carelle, Escalès, Tilleul and Point Sublime, between La Palud and Castellane.

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Route de la Corniche Sublime
Route de la Corniche Sublime
The Route de la Corniche Sublime begins
Views from Vaumale Coombe
Views from Vaumale Coombe
This magnificent beech-lined cirque
60 minutes
Col d'Illoire Pass
Col d'Illoire Pass
This pass marks the end of the gorge and
60 minutes
Balcons de la Mescla
Balcons de la Mescla
In the Occitan language, mescal
120 minutes
Lac de Sainte-Croix
Lac de Sainte-Croix
This lake created at the edge of the
30 minutes
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Route de la Corniche Sublime
Route de la Corniche Sublime
The Route de la Corniche Sublime begins
Views from Vaumale Coombe
Views from Vaumale Coombe
This magnificent beech-lined cirque
60 minutes
Col d'Illoire Pass
Col d'Illoire Pass
This pass marks the end of the gorge and
60 minutes
See all