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The Gorges du Verdon is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Europe.

Spanning over 25Km, the Gorges du Verdon is one of the best natural wonders of Europe. Located in South-East France in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence of the country, the canyon was formed over the years by blue-green Verdon River.

The most impressive stretch of the Gorges du Verdon lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. This is the section where the Verdon cuts through limestone and the gorge is 700 m deep.

The Gorges du Verdon is a popular attraction in France and offers numerous opportunities for people who love to hike and kayak. From Moustiers-Ste-Marie or Lac-Ste-Croix visitors can drive along the North Rim or the South Rim. The North Rim goes through Pont de Soleils, La Palud-sur-Verdon and Rougon. The South Rim runs through Aiguines, Trigance and the Pont de Soleils. Both these routes have their own highlights and sceneries.

At the termination point of the canyon, the Verdon flows into a beautiful artificial lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon. The Gorges du Verdon is an excellent destination for rock climbers. There are around 1500 routes where you can enjoy climbing along limestone rocks. The destination is also good for fly fishing, canoeing, paragliding and rafting.

Finding Masaajid and halal restaurants around Gorges du Verdon can be difficult.

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A population of close to 65.8 Million. Muslims account for about 10% of the population.


The climate in France varies depending on the regions. A mediterranean climate is found in the south east, in the west, the climate is predominantly oceanic with a high level of rainfall and freezing temperatures in the mountainous regions.


Frechis the official language. English is widely used as well.


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