Day trip

From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Activity provider: StarTour

From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & its Lavender Fields

Activity provider: StarTour

From US$ 135.86 per person

Depart from Nice, passing through the Gorges du Loup, arrive in Castellane and get free time to see the famous rock. Then, visit the biggest canyon in Europe with its many unbelievable point of views. Finish by visiting Moustier, the capital of Fayence.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Nice


  • Admire the Gorges du Loup
  • Be impressed by the largest canyon in Europe
  • Journey through the Verdon Gorge and marvel at its breathtaking views
  • Enjoy Moustier-Sainte-Marie, the capital of ceramics
  • Marvel at the lush lavender fields when they're in bloom
Full description
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.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

    • Pickup & drop-off by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to weather conditions
  • The lavender season is from end-June to mid-July
  • You can bring your swimsuits as there is a stop at the lake
  • This tour requires at least 4 people per booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 119 reviews

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This tour showed us some great views of the canyon and surrounding scenery. We enjoyed stopping at the small, quaint villages for lunch and to shop. The majority of the driving continually takes place on very narrow, cutback and winding roads which the guide navigated quite well. However, we would not recommend the tour to those who have a problem with heights/elevation or motion sickness.

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September 19, 2022

Laurent picked us up at the hotel on time. Laurent is a super great guide. He was very friendly, competent and polite. He told us great stories about the individual stations. Not only the coast of Provance but also the "inner" Provance offers great travel destinations. We even saw a whole group of sea head eagles at the Grand Canyon.

August 26, 2022

The tour with the guide named Laurent (he was a very good guide and had a lot of insider tips for us) is highly recommended. We were picked up in front of our hotel in Nice in an air-conditioned van and then we went straight to the mountains. Several stops at the Grand Canyon of Europe allowed us to take great photos and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Unfortunately we had to see empty lavender fields, but instead we stopped for a swim at a beautiful lake (so pack your bathing suit). All in all really recommendable!

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August 2, 2022

Product ID: 142797