Just every once in a while we find somewhere that blow our minds.... and the Gorge du Verdon has certainly done that!!! Part of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, this viewpoint is truly breath taking, perhaps on the same scale as places we've previously visited in Norway (i.e Trolltunga / Voringsfossen) or Sierra Nevada (i.e Alpajurras)... the drop of perhaps a 1000ft was sheer and without any hand rails.... As we say to both girls each time, it's about having a healthy respect for danger but also ensuring you live a little too... so with hands held tightly we ventured closer to the edge! (much to their grandparent's concern!) Wow, what a truly inspiring view!
We'll certainly return to this stunning areas, hopefully to add more white water rafting to our growing collection of water sports adventures across Europe - there look to be a couple of decent outdoor adventure experts here (based in Castellane) so hopefully we'll get some canyoning too! (Anyone visiting in a motorhome could do worse than the brilliantly located aire just underneath the 'church on a rock' )
Castellans's bustling Saturday market even allowed us to try 'truffle cheese' & 'lavender honey from Provence' with both girls managing to find a gift for granny/grandpa! We'll certainly return again and hope people reading this might also discover this great 'window' into genuine French village life.
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