The route des Crêtes in the Gorges du Verdon

A tour by car to discover the beauty of the Verdon Gorges.

The route des Crêtes is a road that runs along the Verdon Gorges for 20 kilometres. There are car parks and lookouts along the road to enjoy the beautiful views of the Verdon Gorges. The Crêtes circuit is not difficult to find, there are many road signs indicating the direction. It is not very long, it can be done in one hour. If you pass through the Gorges du Verdon, don't hesitate to follow the route des Crêtes.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

The Ridge Route

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The Ridge Route

Magnificent view of the Verdon below

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Magnificent view of the Verdon below
Beware of vertigo. The road dominates the gorges of more than 500 meters!

The car park

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The car park
Next to each lookout there is a small parking lot, fortunately people don't stop too long to look at the view. It is possible to find a place except in very high season.

Le Verdon

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Le Verdon
It is the river Verdon which has sculpted these magnificent gorges.

The viewpoint of the Dent d'Aire

The viewpoint of the Dent d'Aire
The lookouts all have a name, there are about ten along the road.

View from the Tilleul belvedere

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View from the Tilleul belvedere

The chalet of La Maline

The chalet of La Maline
The chalet de la Maline is a restaurant located on the route des Crêtes. It is the starting point for many hikes and is one of the few ways to the bottom of the gorges. Count 1h of walk to join the river.

The Verdon in the gorges

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The Verdon in the gorges
It is not really a hiker's paradise because the slopes are too steep.

Panorama on the Verdon gorges

Panorama on the Verdon gorges
The landscape becomes even wilder towards the end of the route des Crêtes.

The lake of Sainte-Croix

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The lake of Sainte-Croix
On the way back to the lake of Sainte-Croix you will find one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the Verdon gorges. You have a panoramic view on the lake and the gorges.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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