Over 25 kilometres long and plunging 1,000 metres in places, the Gorge du Verdon is the most impressive gorge of southern France. This European equivalent of the Grand Canyon offers spectacular views and a range of adventure tours and activities. The Haute Provence also boasts atmospheric old villages and historical towns, nestled in a beautiful landscape with purple lavender fields, olive trees and other Mediterranean greenery.
Mountaineering in this setting is something different. The Gorges du Verdon is Europe's biggest canyon. One of the most exhilarating ways of mountaineering is canyoning, in which nature is your track. You follow the river passing the rocks and trough the landscape. You hike, climb and abseil and the rivers work as natural slides.
The French inlands are known for the wild water sports. Rafting, canoeing and kayaking are everywhere here. Rafting especially guarantees a thrilling and adventurous day. You can go rafting with your family. The minimum age is six years and the tours come in several distances. You can book almost all of your water activities at les Collines.
The enormous rock dominated by a church overlooking the village of Castellane is definitely worth admiring when you are shopping at the weekly market.
From the high mountains in the north to the hills in the south, the Haute Provence has a wide variety of nature reserves for walking and hiking.