Welcome to Gorges du Loup

The highlight of the gorge's western side (reached via the D3) is the fortified village of Gourdon, teetering on a rocky summit. From place Victoria at the top of the souvenir-shop-riddled village, a magnificent coastal panorama sweeps 80km from Nice to Théoule-sur-Mer.

Way down below, along the D2210, bitter-orange trees are cultivated on terraces around the beautifully intact medieval village of Le Bar-sur-Loup. Further north along the rushing river's edge, tucked beneath the remnants of an old railway bridge (bombed during WWII) you'll find the hamlet of Le Pont du Loup.

On the eastern side, off the D2210, the isolated hamlet of Courmes is reached by a single, winding lane.

Top experiences in Gorges du Loup

Gorges du Loup activities

$701.02 Private & Custom Tours

Provence Countryside Private Full-Day Tour from Cannes

Begin your day with pickup from your central Cannes hotel by air-conditioned minivan, and then head just 30 minutes inland to the idyllic Provençal countryside. Your knowledgable guide will take you to the enchanting towns of Grasse and St-Paul-de-Vence, and you can customize the exact itinerary to suit your interests, however all activities and entrance fees are at your expense.Start your tour in Grasse, touted as the perfume capital of the world. Enjoy a fragrant walk through Grasse’s atmospheric Old Town and take a guided tour of a local perfumery to learn of the town's pivotal position in the perfume industry.Next, head to the hillside village of Gourdon, situated at an altitude of 2,940 feet (760 meters). Admire the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and look down onto Les Gorges du Loup below.Finally, drive west to the medieval village of St-Paul-de-Vence, perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the cobblestone lanes and fortified walls at your leisure, and take time to visit one of the town’s many art galleries; St-Paul-de-Vence was a popular destination among painters such as Picasso, Chagall, Renoir and Matisse, and the town has maintained a strong art heritage.Head back to Cannes, where your tour will end with drop off back at your hotel.

$62.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

French Country Side 8 Hours

Grasse : The perfume factories offer daily tours and demonstrations, which draw in many of the region's visitors. In addition to the perfumeries, Grasse's other main attraction is the Cathedral, dedicated to Notre Dame du Puy and founded in the 11th century. In the interior, are three works by Rubens and one by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a French painter native of the town.GOURDON: Clings to the summit of a breathtakingly steep cliff at a height of 760 meters and offers an unobstructed view of the Gorges du Loup and the Mediterranean. Clustered behind an imposing castle surrounded by gardens.TOURRETTES sur LOUP: A charming medieval village which is really worth a detour. Perched on a rocky outcrop surrounded by superb landscapes where prickly pears grow naturally, the village of Tourrettes sur Loup seems to conquer all beneath it with its tall houses built along its ramparts.ST PAUL DE VENCE: This extraordinary Diamond of France is also known as a big garden that has become a passion for painters to live in. 

$68.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Countryside Tour

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or private address in Nice, you start your tour with the visitor of "Grasse" historical center of the French perfumery since the end of the 18th century, and visit of the old town and Frogonard perfume .Than you go to "Gourdon" one of the most beautiful perch villages of France. and admire a panoramic view of the Riviera. You will visit the castle, built in the 9th century, and its sumptuous garden, dissected by Lenotre.Enjoy a stop to visit the waterfall 40metres high in the Gorges du loup, after you discover " Tourette Sur Loup "established on a rocky outcrop, overlooking precipices, this medieval village is also known as" Cite des Violettes ".Your last destination will be "Saint Paul de Vence", this extraordinary treasure of Provence, has become over time the garden of many painters.

$137.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small group full-day excursion to The Grand Canyon of Europe

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.

$91.34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small group full-day excursion to Countryside & Provence

Depart Nice and head to the elegant seaside resort of Antibes to marvel at the luxury yachts in Europe's largest marina at Port Vauban on arrival. Continue along the coast road to the famous town of Cannes. Follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous at the Promenade de la Croisette. Admire the handsome buildings on the seafront, including the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès where the Cannes Film Festival is held.Next, go to the beautiful village of Saint-Paul de Vence to see the historic ramparts that encircle the charming alleys, and then join the locals on the main square of the Grande Fontaine. Get some free time for lunch before going to the stunning Gorges du Loup in the mountains of Provence.Explore the medieval village of Gourdon, perched on a cliff overlooking the valley of the River Loup. End with a visit to the town of Grasse, where you can learn more about the history of perfume at the International Perfume Museum.

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