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Allée des Près du Verdon 04500  Quinson

Enjoy a river cruise in the Verdon Gorges


The town of Quinson (400 inhabitants) is located straight at the Verdon Gorges base, millenary canyon, dug by the Verdon in the limestone plateaus of Haute Provence. Important prehistorical site with the Baume Bonne cave, Quinson welcomes since 2001 European biggest museum dedicated to prehistory as well as a reconstituted prehistoric village. Discover a unique décor while sailing the river in the famous Verdon Gorges.

22km of prehistoric surrounding

Starting from Quinson’s nautical base, you begin with 9km of emerald and still waters Gorges joining Esparron Lake. To visit the entire Gorges, it will take you 3 hours with the electric boat. Along the Gorges, you will be able to admire mother nature master piece and discover numerous prehistoric caves :

Swimming, fishing and relaxation

Even if water temperature when leaving Quinson is fresh from dam upstream, Verdon becomes quickly suitable for swimming and family picnics along the banks (5h flat rate). Fishing enthousiasts will find a 2nd category site rich in pike, trout, carp, tench, perch, roach, bleack… Mediterranean type flora, cistus, broom, cades, maples, holm oaks, clinging to rock walls is at the height of its beauty in spring and fall. Finally, you will be able to observe many birds, mallards, pochards, grebes, herons, kingfisher, golden eagles and if you are lucky, vaulters, beavers, coypu, wild goats, boars …

For more information, contact our nautical base.

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