Located in Provence, the Verdon Gorge is one of the most visited tourist sites in France. Today, a landmark of French heritage, its sheer scale quite naturally makes it the grandest of canyons in all of Europe. A veritable megastructure in its natural state, it was formed more than 200 million years ago, and man has managed to tame and master its powerful wildness to make the most of the site's exceptional qualities.
First used as a canal to transport water to the surrounding towns, 5 dams have since been built, each with his own building challenges.
From the creation of the gorge to the most recent constructions, we will plunge into the heart of Provence to discover how one of the most beautiful sites in France was formed, and how engineers from all eras were able to take advantage of the strengths of the river.