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From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Activity provider: StarTour

From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Activity provider: StarTour
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Depart from Nice, passing through the Gorges du Loup, arrive in Castellane and get free time to see the famous rock. Then, visit the biggest canyon in Europe with its many unbelievable point of views. Finish by visiting Moustier, the capital of Fayence.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
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Pick-up from your hotel in Nice


  • Admire the Gorges du Loup
  • Be impressed by the largest canyon in Europe
  • Journey through the Verdon Gorge and marvel at its breathtaking views
  • Enjoy Moustier-Sainte-Marie, the capital of ceramics
  • Marvel at the lush lavender fields when they're in bloom
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Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with its 40 meter high waterfall. Stop in Castellane, gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon, nestled at the foot of its famous rock. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views overlooking the ravine which is up to 700 meters deep. Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll.
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  • Meal
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
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Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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4.7 /5

based on 106 reviews

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The tour with the guide named Laurent (he was a very good guide and had a lot of insider tips for us) is highly recommended. We were picked up in front of our hotel in Nice in an air-conditioned van and then we went straight to the mountains. Several stops at the Grand Canyon of Europe allowed us to take great photos and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Unfortunately we had to see empty lavender fields, but instead we stopped for a swim at a beautiful lake (so pack your bathing suit). All in all really recommendable!

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August 2, 2022

The gorges are definitely beautiful, but I did book this for the lavender fields which I found out on the day, that the season was over. Wish I had known that or there was a note in the details as to when the season is. Apparently the season is mid June to mid July and I went 3rd week of July. The driver was great. If you get motion sickness, beware. There are a lot of winding roads, my husband and I don’t get motion sickness normally but we did on this trip. Still a good time.

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July 29, 2022

This option is good if you don't want to rent a car in your trip to this area. The itinerary/stops are good and interesting. We managed to see the Lavanda fields :) To improve: we should had more time to lunch and visit the city, because the city and its restaurantes were full with people, and it took us all hour to have lunch with no time to actually visit the city. The van was a bit small for 8 people, it should take only 6, to be more comfortable, even more in a heat wave. Overall, it was a good experience.

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July 21, 2022

Product ID: 142797