Tourism Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Visit the gorges du verdon

Welcome to the Gorges du Verdon, a veritable treasure trove nestled in the heart of the Alpes de Hautes Provence. Here, every visit is an invitation to discover a region rich in history, culture and natural beauty. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or a thrilling adventure, the Gorges du Verdon have something for everyone.

surroundings of camping bel air village les pres du verdon
arche around the camping bel air Village les pres du verdon
gorges du verdon quinson

The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: a vivid picture

Enjoy the sparkling waters of Lac de Quinson and the breathtaking beauty of the Basses Gorges du Verdon. Water sports are most popular on the waters of Lac de Quinson, while sunbathing on the pebble beaches of nearby Lac d’Esparron and Sainte-Croix is the perfect way to relax.

Follow the hikingtrails along the river and canyon of the picturesque Basses Gorges du Verdon, where you’ll find perfect photo opportunities of the emerald-green waters.

Visit Quinson and other lively towns in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Around Quinson, in the Basses Gorges du Verdon, several towns and villages are worth a visit for their Provencal charm, history and exceptional landscapes. Here are some of the best cities to explore:

  • Moustiers-Sainte-Marie: nestled at the foot of towering cliffs, this medieval Village is renowned for its earthenware. Stroll through its picturesque streets, visit its craftsmen’s workshops and admire the view from the chapel perched at the summit.
  • Riez: this ancient Roman town is rich in historical remains. Explore its ruins, medieval gates and lively Provencal market. Fountains and shady squares add to the charming atmosphere of the Village.
  • Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon: situated on the shores of Lake Sainte-Croix, this small village offers a peaceful atmosphere. Explore the narrow streets, relax by the lake, or take a stroll to enjoy the magnificent views.
  • Aiguines: overlooking the Lac de Sainte-Croix, Aiguines boasts a medieval castle and narrow cobbled streets. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and the Gorges du Verdon from the fortress.
  • Valensole: famous for its lavender fields in summer, Valensole is a charming Provencal Village. Stroll through the colorful fields, visit its markets and soak up the intoxicating aroma of lavender.

Each of these towns has its own unique atmosphere, whether in terms of architecture, history or natural scenery. As you explore these jewels of the Gorges du Verdon, you’ll be immersed in the authenticity and beauty of Provence.

Valensole, the castle and its park

Activities for all: from walks to stand-up paddling

Whether you’re an adventurer in search of sporting activities or simply looking to relax, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence has it all. With dozens of activities ranging from hiking and stand-up paddling to water sports, cycling, horse riding and mini-golf, there’s always something to do. And for those who prefer a more relaxed approach, the beaches and green spaces offer a peaceful setting to relax and recharge your batteries during your stay at the Bel air Village campsite in Quinson (accueil).

  • Boat hire: rent a motorboat or pedalo to explore the lake at your own pace. It’s a great way to discover the hidden corners of the lake.
  • Canoeing and kayaking: explore the calm waters of the lake by canoe or kayak. The lake’s magnificent scenery and tranquil setting offer a relaxing experience for water sports enthusiasts.
  • Paddle Surf: enjoy the calm of the lake while standing on a paddle board. It’s a great way to discover the lake while working on your balance.
  • Hiking: the trails around Lac d’Esparron offer exceptional panoramic views. Choose a hike suited to your level to discover the natural beauty of the region.
  • Fishing: Fishing enthusiasts will be delighted by the lake’s fish-filled waters. Make sure you comply with local regulations and obtain the necessary permits.

Waterside picnic: bring a packed lunch and enjoy a lakeside picnic. It’s a pleasant way to enjoy the tranquility of this unspoilt environment.

Gastronomic specialties of the Gorges du Verdon

Awaken your taste buds to the authentic flavors of the region, with specialties such as tian provençal, pistou soup, fougasse provençale, socca and daube provençale.

Take a stroll through the local markets, where you can taste and buy local produce such as aromatic herbs and Provencal olives.

gastronomic specialities from the Gorges du Verdon

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