The national park is also a national treasure with stunning natural beauty around every corner. Visit the impossibly blue Sainte Croix Lake, the picture-perfect lavender fields of the Valensole plateau and of course the spectacular Verdon Gorge.
How to get there
Fly to Nice or Marseille then drive to the gorge
Best time to visit
You can hike here at any time of year but a particularly good time to visit is spring and summer time
Expect average summer temperatures of around 24 degrees celsius and average winter temperatures of around 7 degrees celsius. July is the sunniest month and October is the wettest month