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The Verdon Canyon's rugged natural setting delights a wide variety of travelers - sightseers, hikers, rafters, rock climbers, to name but four
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The gorge is also called the Verdon Gorge and the Grand Canyon of Verdon.
It was carved through the limestone rock over the course of millions of years by the region's river.
The prime stretch is 21 kilometers (13 miles) long and up to 700 meters (2300 feet) deep. At one point, the bottom of the gorge narrows to 6 meters (20 feet).
No one made it completely through the Verdon Canyon until the early 20th century. Today, many hikers and rafters do it.
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