The Basses Gorges du Verdon, whose entrance is located at Esparron-de-Verdon, are the end of the Gorges du Verdon. You will be able to discover wonders, much more quiet than in the High Gorges, otherwise called the Grand Canyon, which is very busy. The Low Gorges are wilder, and the ideal is to discover them by boat, and more especially by canoe or kayak, because you will be able to accost everywhere and explore.
Located 10 minutes drive from our camping Verdon, the Base de Canoës is located in Esparron-de-Verdon in a small quiet creek on the chemin de la Tuillère. The Pont Coupé district has the advantage of being located at 10 minutes rowing from the Basses Gorges du Verdon. Kayaking is done here quietly, no rapids.
It is therefore very suitable for children. We have life jackets for children, but for babies, please bring the jackets, there are too many different sizes for it to be well protected. Don’t forget your sun cream, the reverberation is very important in good weather, and the brand of the lifejacket is not necessarily very classy …
But whether you’re in family or with friends, you’re going to love canoeing. Once you get used to the rhythm of the oars, you will be able to discover all its small wild creeks of the Verdon, where you can dock by hanging the canoe on small trees (don’t forget to tie it up, otherwise your kayak will leave without you…). And it’s up to you to discover the mysteries of the Gorges du Verdon.
Tourism on the water is reaching out to you, so come on!
Open from 10am to 6pm during July and August. You can hire a 1, 2 or 3-seater canoe to paddle down the Gorge towards Quinson, passing the following along the way: Grotte de l’Ours (‘Bear Cave’), Maison de l’Inca (Inca House), La Maison de Contrebandier (Smuggler’s House)… lots of historical treasures, a true display of nature merging with humanity.
You can also row across the lake of Esparron de Verdon, to the port, dam or entrance of the St Julien waterway that transports drinking water to Marseille.