Visit South of France during Olympic Games 2024

How to get to Provence and visit the Gorges du Verdon, Europe's largest canyon

On the year of the Games events, discover the breathtaking scenery, the canyons with their turquoise waters…

Verdon Voyages offers you a day to discover the magnificent sites of the Gorges du Verdon !

Round trip from Marseille  – Aix en Provence or Nice, in private limousine with driver.

Tour of the Gorges in a private electric boat (max. 7 people)

As an option, you can visit the village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in Provence.

For lunch, choose either a picnic on the boat or a restaurant.… 

Arrival of the Olympic flame in France

The route of the Olympic flame in the south of France :

After being lit in Greece, the flame will reach Marseille on 8 May 2024 by sea, before continuing on to Paris.

A grand maritime parade of up to 1,024 boats (sailboats, motorboats) in the harbour of Marseille will accompany the arrival in France of the Olympic flame aboard the Belem.

  • Marseille: prologue May 8 coca cola concert
  • Toulon: May 10
  • Manosque: May 11
  • Arles: May 12
  • Millau: 13 May

Esther Baron, Karim Guerfi and Eva Berger will have the honour of carrying the flame in Manosque (Manosque)

The Olympic Games from 26 July to 11 August in Paris,
a unique opportunity to visit Provence

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An unforgettable day out in Provence

Thrills on water and land, and a friendly atmosphere…
Magnificent landscapes, unusual places, gastronomy…

A mix of nature, discovery, well-being … 

Are you a sportsman yourself?
Take part in the Natureman Var (September 2024)

Natureman Var is the flagship nature triathlon event in France.

The swimming sections of the events will take place in the crystal-clear waters of the Sainte-Croix Lake, then the cycling routes will be mapped out through the landscapes around the lake, such as the Valensole plateau.
All in an unspoilt environment!

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Visiting the South of France: Why the Verdon?

An exceptional setting

Inspiring landscapes, vertical peaks, canyons with turquoise waters 

How do you get to Provence and visit the Gorges du Verdon, Europe's largest canyon?

The Gorges du Verdon are situated at about 1h30 from Aix-en-Provence TGV station, Marseille/Marignane airport and Nice airport. We will take care of your transport from the station/airport.

A local team

Thanks to our many partnerships and extensive knowledge of the region, we can offer you packages to suit your timing, as well as taking care of your travel arrangements.

All Inclusive

We organise your activities and transport. Meals are extra. Picnic on the boat is also possible.

FAQ

Just 1 hour 30 minutes from Aix-en-Provence TGV station, 2 hours from Marseille Marignane airport and 1 hour 30 minutes from Nice airport, the Gorges du Verdon lie between the Var and Haute-Provence. We can arrange your transfer from the airport or TGV station.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Aix-en-Provence, Nice or Marseille, in a private chauffeur-driven limousine, at around 8 or 9 am. It’s a 2-hour drive to the Gorges du Verdon.
In the evening, your chauffeur will take you back to your hotel.

In the Gorges du Verdon, you can swim in the turquoise waters or explore the secret coves.

The electric boat, which can accommodate up to 7 people, can be driven without a licence (speed 6km/h) and allows you to navigate the lake and river completely independently.

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