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La Mescla in the Verdon Gorges (south east France)

La Mescla ” is a word that comes from a provençal dialect and represents the place where the Verdon and the Artuby rivers meet.

Provençal is one of several dialects of Occitan spoken by a minority of people in southern France, mostly in the Provence region.

La Mescla in the Verdon Gorges, France

This is a popular view, and you will find La Mescla on many post cards and calendars.

La Mescla in the Verdon Gorges, France

A detour through Martel trail will lead you to the waters of the Mescla.

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La Mescla in the Verdon Gorges, France

You can admire La Mescla from the road that goes from Comps to Aiguines. In fact, you can park your car and go to the “Balcon de la Mescla” (balcony of the Mescla) for a better view.

Artuby bridge, highest bridge in Europe, Gorges du Verdon, France

A bit further is the Artuby bridge (picture above), the highest bridge in Europe.

The Artuby bridge, also called the bridge of Chaulière (in French: pont de Chaulière) was built between 1938 and 1947. It has a unique arch of 110 m high, built under the techniques of Gustave Eiffel. With a height of 182 m, it is the highest bridge in Europe and is a famous spot for bungee jumping.

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