Gorges du Verdon is located in the South of France, around 100 km away from Nice. For those who wonder what a gorge is (like I do), a gorge is a deep ravine craved out by a river over a long time. To experience the gorges is best by car. The scenic route we took on day 9 of our trip got us as close as being next to the river and as high as 250m directly above it. The scenery is breathtaking. The road is windy and squeezing out that extra bit of performance from a tiny 1.4 liter rented car can be fun, in a challenging way.
Our holidays often involve a bit of museum crawling, a bit of city touring. Nature exploration is one of our trip’s highlights and we often plan it to be the last of the itinerary. So much control is placed upon us and yet the unknown is thrilling. Road trips like this can be mentally tiring. I don’t think we can do this on everyday of our holiday. Then again, we don’t need many. A few good day trips are good enough for memory’s sake. Gorges du Verdon is a memorable trip. So is the time we spent in Corsica, which I will share with you later.
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