A Jewel
in the Verdon

Although the Basses Gorges du Verdon are less well-known than the Gorges du Verdon, they are no less beautifull. Calmer and more tranquil, the special feature of this place is that it only reveals its vegetation and landscape through water rides. In fact, it’s an environment to discover by electric boat, pedalo for family outings, paddle canoe or canoe kayak.

It is also possible to take advantage of this exceptional passage by following two sections.

The first section of the Basses Gorges du Verdon links the Sainte Croix dam and the Quinson dam. From the small Montpezat lake on your left, you can discover the magnificent Baudinard gorge which abounds with wild spots in the middle of a lush vegetation about 2 hours round trip.

You can make use of one of our nautical bases:

  • Evasion Verdon (base nautique les coteaux de la marine): 04 92 77 50 59
  • Aquattitude : 06 79 21 03 77
  • Base Yannick : 06 08 54 50 02

The second section to discover is the one linking the Quinson and Gréoux les bains dams. From the small lake at Quinson, head down towards the small lake at Esparron to admire the various caves, including the Baume Bonne cave, which takes around 3 hours round trip.
Here, too, you can call on one of our nautical bases:

  • Verdon Electronautic : 04 92 74 08 57
  • Loisir Aventure kayak : 04 92 74 01 36
  • Nautic rental: 04 92 74 40 76

The hike
du Garde Canal

Starting from the Quinson bridge, you’ll follow the old Verdon canal for around 10.4 km. This hike will take you along the old canals that used to carry water to Aix-en-Provence. Built in 1875, you’ll be able to see the remains of that era for a good part of the hike.

Afterwards, there are several viewpoints over the Verdon. Then it’s on to the canal warden’s hut… A beautiful hike in the lower gorges.

To know more

  • 10.4 km
  • 3h30 walk
  • No dogs allowed