Earth Below Girls
Europe France

Stumbling upon Verdon Gorge & Lake Sainte Croix | France


If you read our post here then you’ll know Ashley and I winged our way through Provence looking for lavender fields a few weeks ago. In search of the lavender fields we found some other gems we hadn’t even meant to visit, one of which was Verdon Gorge & Lake Sainte Croix. Called the ” Grand Canyon” of France this spot was so breathtaking.

It was one of the highlights of our trip.

We decided to head that way because of our very wrinkled printed out google directions directed us towards it. When we started to see signs for Verdon Gorge, Ashley mentioned this was a really cool spot she had heard of. So in that moment we had to decided veer off course or continue on our mere way. Luckily we are both impulsive and we switched gears and headed for the canyon.

Honestly this was so stunning my only regret is not having spent more time here.

The Drive is about two hours from Cannes. You pass through Grasse which is a cute village to stop and have breakfast or lunch at. We then came upon Sainte Croix Lake and this was a great place to lounge around or have a picnic at. This is around where we saw signs for the gorge and decided to head to the scenic overpass to get a good look at it.

The detour was well worth it.

From the lake to the vantage point it is a short drive you will know you are there once you see a small bridge, park before it. There are several spots along the lake to rent equipment for water sports. It cost 15€ per hour to rent a paddle boat and 10€ per hour to rent a 2-person kayak.

This company has a ton of info on all the different sports and activities you can do.

 


PIN US!


Written By:

Hi, I’m Jay. A twenty-something-year-old living in New York. There’s not all that much to say about me other than; I love to eat, drink and travel. I’ve lived in some incredible cities from Paris to New York to Florence, and along the way, I’ve crossed off a ton on my bucket list. I hope we inspire you to go out there and see for yourself, just how beautiful life can be.


You Might Also Like...

16 Comments

  • Reply
    Kourtney
    September 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    WOW!! This is breathtakingly beautiful! It sounds like a fun trip all around. I’d love to visit this area some day! We keep talking about a trip abroad…there are just so many incredible places to see. 🙂

  • Reply
    Rose
    September 9, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Sign me up. France has been on my list of places to visit since forever. I didn’t know there was a Grand Canyon of France.

  • Reply
    Tendai
    September 9, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    OMG, how beautiful! I love the pics. I wish I could go somewhere like this on holiday but looks like I have to wait for December, grrr. Looks like you guys had fun!

  • Reply
    Aishwarya Shenolikar
    September 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    This place looks so incredible! Off to your Instagram to stalk your travel photos!!

  • Reply
    corinne & kirsty
    September 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    What a stunning location and landscape. The water, the color… so light! I have heard of this gorge but I have never been. I grew up in France but I haven’t seen that much of the country! Pinned for a future trip!

  • Reply
    Patricia-Ann Que
    September 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    wow! what a beautiful place! i love kayaking and this looks like the perfect place to do it! http://www.crayonized.com

  • Reply
    Michael @ Super Millennial
    September 10, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Such great pictures this looks super fun! I can’t wait to go here in the future!

  • Reply
    Louise
    September 11, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Wow, this looks gorgeous, I love your photos. Certainly an idea for my holiday next summer!

  • Reply
    Thảo Nhi
    September 11, 2017 at 7:40 am

    This is such a breath-taking scene! I just can’t believe such stunning places exist on Earth! France’s gonna rocket to the top of my bucket list thanks to this post!

  • Reply
    David Elliott
    September 12, 2017 at 12:49 am

    It does look so amazingly beautiful there. The lagoon and the water is just fabulous. But I am a sucker for anywhere with a body of water to be honest. Beautiful post.

  • Reply
    Angela Milnes
    September 12, 2017 at 5:04 am

    WOW What a truly beautiful place to visit. It looks so amazing. I want to visit France and some of the lakes at some point. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Rosey
    September 12, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Those views are stunning. A place I would find very hard to leave. 🙂

  • Reply
    Nina
    September 12, 2017 at 8:03 am

    When I travel, I love to save time to just stumble upon things. Sometimes too much planning is not good.

  • Reply
    Rebecca Swenor
    September 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    You stumble upon the most gorgeous spots indeed. Verdon Gorge & Lake Sainte Croix is a place I would so love to visit one day. It has such a relaxing look to it not to mention the amazing beauty. I have to admit that you both find amazingly beautiful places for photos. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous place and the photos.

  • Reply
    Kitty
    September 12, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Wow this place looks sooo beautiful… I would love to wake up to this view 😀

  • Reply
    Amila
    September 13, 2017 at 6:17 am

    wow!These are breathtaking pictures.This lake looks really beautiful.i am sure you had great time there…

Leave a Reply