Southern France: River walks - paulsmit
’Folded paper in the Gorges de Daluis.’

Massive rock looking like folded alu paper, one of the highlights of the Gorges de Daluis, at a 1,5 hour drive from Nice and the Côte d'Azur. This gorge, carved in red slate, is as spectaculair as the famous slot canyons of the American Southwest. And although it is closer to civilisation and more easily accessible, it attracts less visitors. I counted thirteen on a sunny august day! You can hike the complete length of the canyon if you are not afraid of wet feet. Photo Paul Smit.