Today I’m going to take you on a  DRIVE / DAYTRIP from Lou Messugo.  This one is a stunner taking you through gorgeous gorges and into the mountains.  There’s plenty to see so leave early!

… take the A8 motorway direction Nice until exit 52 (St Isidore) then follow the Var river along the D6202 (direction Plan du Var, Villars s/Var, Puget-Theniers).

1st stop ENTREVAUX a beautiful medieval fortified town, built by the prolific military architect Vauban, perched on the rocks looking over the Var river. (About 1.25 hours)


6 km after Entrevaux turn right onto the D902 (direction Valberg) which takes you through the GORGES DE DALIUS. These red cliffs are nicknamed the Colorado of the south of France, for good reason. It’s possible to bungee jump in summer.

gorges daluis

Gorges de Daluis

Just before the small town of Guillaumes turn right onto the D28 to VALBERG, a small ski resort, with a summer luge & plenty of walking trails in the non-snowy months. (About 2 hours)

7 km after Valberg turn right (continuing on D28) into the GORGES DU CIANS.  Look out for where you can park and walk along the old road on the left.

At the end of the gorge turn left onto the D6202 and return along the river Var. (About 2.5 hours)

The timings don’t include stops.  The whole drive is about 200 kms and takes 3.5 hours without stops.

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