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Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon)
France

The Verdon Canyon (Gorges du Verdon in French) offers a stunning scenery.

The road following it is sometime just next to the 500m high cliff.

It can be scary at times but it is always breath taking.

Situated at the extreme south of the french Alps, I highly recommend the detour for people visiting the South of France (Provence and Cote d'Azur) or the Southern Alps.

Copyright: Thomas Humeau
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送信日: 28/08/2009
更新日: 23/09/2014
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Tags: alps; france; canyon; mountain; river; rafting; kayak; cliff; provence; road; south; rim; torrent
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