Category Archives: Rivers

Quinson hike – Gorges du Verdon

There are a lot of hiking trails around the Gorges du Verdon, but this one is by far the most beautiful and closest to the aqua blue waters of the “gorges”. There are several circuits (loops) but the shortest is about 3 hours of hiking. If you want to do less walking simply do a return-trip from the West side of the little bridge that goes over the mouth of the gorge that leads to the river where kayacks can be rented and swimming is alowed (warning: very cold water!!).   Continue reading Quinson hike – Gorges du Verdon

Salerne’s Plan d’Eau

Too hot to think about anything other than dipping in cool water? Then Salerne’s Plan d’Eau is the place for you. It’s a lovely river water lido that is man made but uses the river water that is filtered before moving it’s way down the public “plan d’eau”. There is a lovely shaded grassy area for picnics and the whole family can swim in the colder-than-swimming-pool-water lido. It’s very refreshing!

Directions: Take the D13 direction Sillans-La-Cascade. At the chateau make a right and head in the directions of Salernes.  15 mins drive later you’ll come to a roundabout (mouth of the village of Salernes). Make a right turn and you’ll see signs for the Plan d’Eau (another right turn and go down the road where you’ll see a big gate, this is the entry to the swimming area).