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.