Les Basses Gorges du Verdon
When visiting Le Diamant Noir, Aups, most of our guests drive around the dramatic Gorges du Verdon and the hair-raising Route des Cretes. However the Verdon river has made its mark further down stream, with the river flowing from the Lac Sainte Croix to the Gréoux dam
The scenery down the lower gorge is best seen by boat. Electric boats can be hired at Quinson, and a half day trip will take you down the river to Esparron-sur-Verdon and back Take a picnic- there are several places to moor up. Pedal boats, canoes and kayaks are also available.
There is plenty to see at leisure. Beautiful dragonflies negotiate their path alongside yours, and the scenery is beautiful. There are various caves en route. In the Quinson area, remains of neolithic man were found.
During high season it is advisable to book in advance: