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Route des Cretes La Palud

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Address: route des Cretes, 04120 La Palud sur Verdon, France

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Spectacular scenery. With stops it takes a couple of hours. Definitely compares well with anything that the USA has in its National Parks. Definitely the highlight of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Spectacular scenery. With stops it takes a couple of hours. Definitely compares well with anything that the USA has in its National Parks. Definitely the highlight of the holiday. The route is not as scarey as described in the Rough Guide.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This circuit inspires fear and awe in equal measure. Narrow roads, tortuous bends and steep inclines and descents are the order of the day. Every minute is worth the effort. The views are spectacular anevthe sight of soaring eagles is uplifting. Their calls to each other and their apparently effortless flight up out of the canyon is a sight not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner thought we would check this road out and we were not disappointed. The views were incredibly dramatic, unlike anything I have seen before. There were also lots of large birds of prey circling and occasionally swooping past our heads. If your in this region you should definitely drive up this route.

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We rode the route des cretes in the early evening without any campervans, absolutely magnificent. Narrow little circuit, with plenty of parking/viewpoints. Partly one way route ending in the traffic light controlled village of La Palud sur Verdon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

After Grand Canyon I have not expected to be surprised. But this is great place. Trip took us a whole day. We started from Comps sur Artuby on D71 and took it all the way. Route des Cretes is a must. Just be careful as parts are one way so to take it all you need to to start on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing view over the gorge and beautiful landscapes. A winding road, a little bit scary but totally worth the trip!

Thank Paola R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Route des Cretes with its "Belvederes" is absolutely amazing and offers mesmerizing and unforgetable views on one f the greatest canyons of this planet. If you are lucky you might even be able to observe some climbers performing their vertical ballet!

Thank jwgb75
Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place is beatiful! There are lots of places where you can get out of the car and admire the view. Every time we stopped we were fascinated by the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We spent almost a full day driving this route. There are 21 scenic stops and I think we stopped at all of them! The views and sceneries are just fantastic! We did not do any hiking this time but we will for sure be back and do that next time!

Thank ulf_lofven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I don't know what people are talking about "white knuckling it" it etc... I guess these people must have a specific fear of heights, because the road itself is really wide relative to other roads in the area, which I found much scarier than this one. It might be tricky when there is traffic from the other side - because... More 

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