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7 Geological Formations to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.

Calanque d'En-Vau
Calanque d'En-Vau13009 Marseille, France

It is one of Marseille's most beautiful creeks, but also one of the most remote place in the National Park of Calanques.

Cap Canaille
Cap CanailleCap Canaille, 13260 Cassis, France

Cap Canaille is the highest sea cliff of France located in the Bouches-du-Rhône département of southern France. The rock consists of layers of ochre-colored sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone from the Turonian age. The site features beautiful viewpoints.

Luberon
LuberonLuberon, 84560 Ménerbes, France

The Luberon is a massif in central Provence in Southern France. It has a maximum elevation of 1,256 meters and an area of about 600 square kilometers. It is a favourite destination for French high society and British and American visitors because of the pleasant and picturesque towns and villages, comfortable way of life, agricultural wealth, historical and cultural associations, as well as hiking trails.

Massif des Calanques
Massif des CalanquesMassif des Calanques, 13009 Marseille, France

The Massif des Calanques is a wild and rugged terrain stretching from the ninth arrondissement of Marseille to the east towards Cassis.

Sainte-Baume
Sainte-BaumeSainte-Baume, 13780 Riboux, France

The Sainte-Baume is a mountain ridge in southern France. It is one of the hiker's paradise and a major pilgrimage site in France.

The Provençal Colorado
The Provençal ColoradoAssociation du Colorado de Rustrel entrée: RD22, Quartier le Logis Neuf, D22, 84400 Rustrel, France

The Provençal Colorado is a magnificent geological structure located in the Luberon massif. The site includes a whole array of ochre sculptures and cliffs varying from pale yellow to bright red.

Verdon Gorge
Verdon GorgeVerdon Gorge, France

The Verdon Gorge is an inspiring canyon in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named for its turquoise-green color, one of the location's distinguishing characteristics. The gorge is very popular with tourists, who can drive around its rim, rent kayaks to travel on the river, or hike.

Map of Geological Formations to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur