- Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
Most would rightly wonder why we feel a random river canyon in France should be among the places to visit before you die. However, if you have ever been there, you’d likely also make sure others went. The Verdon Gorge was formed by the Verdon River, which gets its name from the turquoise-green coloring of the water. The ravine here actually has a depth of 700 meters (2296 ft), which is pretty extreme. It empties out into the artificial Lake of Sainte-Croix. The Gorge is awesome for hiking and rock climbing the limestone walls. However, most love to travel the river here for obvious reasons. This is why boat and kayak rentals are common, often all throughout the year too.