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Route des Cretes La Palud

route des Cretes, 04120 La Palud sur Verdon, France
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Great ride

This is a nice route to drive, with spectacular views. Take some food and drinks with you.... and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
As best as in Arizona

If you come from Moustier, have a stop at the lac Sainte Croix and only then you can attack La... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicolas E
Brussels, Belgium
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route des Cretes, 04120 La Palud sur Verdon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice route to drive, with spectacular views. Take some food and drinks with you.... and take your time. It's worth it!

Thank MMvGalen
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come from Moustier, have a stop at the lac Sainte Croix and only then you can attack La Route des Cretes by car. There are several places to stop and take some wonderful pictures.

Thank Nicolas E
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Route des Cretes La Palud in La Palud sur Verdon France with a nice bridge over a river gorge route D23.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This route is a must do when you visit the gorges du Verdon with great views but do start the right way (clockwise)as going the wrong way round will lead you to turning around as the road becomes a one way road !

1  Thank xianxian
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The views got us stunned over and over and over. Just amazing. Make sure you look up as well as down, so you get to see the eagles flying over your head as well. Beautiful experience.

Thank 6Anatra7
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The D23, which is a loop road, is not spectacular. We drove all the way to the gorge from Nice to do this route and we were very underwhelmed. The river is like a small stream when seen from above. If you have seen the...More

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A not-to-be-missed excursion that will give you some of the best views going of the Verdon gorge, at least without use of ropes, that is! A good way of getting your bearings of the region too. The road is bi-directional for the first bit, then...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A must see drive when you are in this area. We took the clockwise route from the village of Palud (follow the sign) which went for about 7 km and then there was a "no entry" sign saying that the road was closed. However, we...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Spectacular scenery. With stops it takes a couple of hours. Definitely compares well with anything that the USA has in its National Parks. Definitely the highlight of the holiday. The route is not as scarey as described in the Rough Guide.

Thank Baxxx
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This circuit inspires fear and awe in equal measure. Narrow roads, tortuous bends and steep inclines and descents are the order of the day. Every minute is worth the effort. The views are spectacular anevthe sight of soaring eagles is uplifting. Their calls to each...More

1  Thank Francophile65
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Judy Z
2 February 2015|
Response from nina-goodpacker |
You can see it on a map. It's a round trip starting near La Palud Sur Verdon and end around the same place. Part of the road is one way drive. It's well indicated on site. Hope it helps!
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