The Most Beautiful Canyon In Europe?

Verdon Gorge, France

Located in the South of France, the Verdon Gorge was undoubtedly the most spectacular sight on our road trip from Geneva to the coast. The whole area was just incredible, but this view down into the gorge was a highlight. Just past this spot I vividly remember a fairly long tunnel that was only wide enough for a single vehicle. It certainly made me a little bit nervous! I think you can go hiking and kayaking deep inside the gorge, but we were just passing through. If you’re ever in the area it’s most definitely worth a detour!

So is this the most beautiful canyon in Europe? Have you visited the Verdon Gorge? What’s your favourite landscape in France?

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23 thoughts on “The Most Beautiful Canyon In Europe?

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sue! With hindsight I wish I had got more foreground into the shot, but I think there may have been a pesky fence in the way. It’s a great subject that’s for sure!

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  1. Heyjude

    A great view Ben. Tell me how do you link your photos to Flickr? I’m guessing this saves you having to upload them into your WordPress account – though I see you have your own domain so maybe this feature is not available to people who use the wordpress.com blog.
    Jude xx

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Jude! I’m using wordpress.com too, I just have my own .com domain mapped to the account. You’re correct it means I don’t have to upload my photos to wordpress which is the only reason I do it. Saves a lot of time!

      I upload them to Flickr and then browse to the photo I want. At the bottom there is a “More ways to share” icon and from there you choose “Grab the HTML/BB Code”. This gives you some HTML you can just paste into your post text and voila πŸ™‚ When your post loads it will grab the photo from Flickr.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Ryan, I’ve not been to New Zealand but it’s right at the top of my dream destinations. I can’t wait to explore it some day!

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Monica! We were just driving past, this was taken just beside the main road on the southern side of the gorge. It’s definitely worth the trip, the surrounding area is equally stunning.

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  2. Lifes Is a bucket list

    Love this shot! I’ve been here twice, a few years ago and not quite the same quality photos however πŸ™‚ Its a shame you didn’t go down and kayak through the dam its was beautiful!! one of my favorite places through Europe!

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks for the tip πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely have to try the kayaking next time, as long as it’s doable by a complete novice!

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    1. Ben Post author

      Oh wow, sounds great! We saw people in pedalos there as we drove past, but unfortunately we didn’t have time to stop. I will always remember that lake, it was such an incredible shade of blue.

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