Dangers & Annoyances

The river rises suddenly when hydroelectric dams upstream are opened, making it impossible to cross. Always stay on marked trails. Check water levels and weather before embarking. Roads close due to rock falls and/or snow; watch for falling rocks year-round. Buy petrol whenever it’s available.

Tourist Information

Castellane Tourist Office On the east side of the gorges, Castellane's tourist office is the best source for info on river trips and climbing expeditions, as well as general info on the Gorges du Verdon.

Moustiers Ste-Marie Tourist Office This pretty town acts as the gateway point to the western side of the gorges, and its tourist office is extremely well informed, organises activities and has free wi-fi too.

Verdon Tourisme (www.verdontourisme.com) Excellent online resource for exploring the gorges.