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Quinson: The Chapel Of Saint Maxime And The Verdon Gorge. Distance: 7 miles (11km) Total ascent: 900ft (270m)

"We climb up a rough zigzag path to the plateau of Male Sauque to follow fairly level tracks until we descend to the Chapel of St Maxime. This is an ideal lunch spot and there is time to admire the view down to the gorge. We descend to a shady woodland path that leads us to the Verdon Gorge and the old canal. Passing through a short tunnel, we walk on top of the retaining wall of the old canal and eventually follow a suspended wooden walkway (with handrail) that is just a few feet above the river. It is then a short walk to the village of Quinson which has an interesting museum dedicated to prehistoric man’s settlement in this region."

Highlight: The breathtaking Verdon Gorge.