You don't need more reasons to visit this place when you discover it's the deepest gorge in Europe. On the south side, which is what we drove, was a winding road that runs from Aiguines until the Mescla Balcons, that will take no less than an hour and a quarter to drive. Along the way, are many stopping areas to allow you to stop and sightsee. For the more adventurous there are numerous trails leading down to the river itself, but it is very important to know the roads well before because the river floods can be very dangerous. The Cavaliers hotel is in a spectacular area of the gorge and has a restaurant and panoramic views, ideal for a refreshing break.
Except for a hotel, you won't find a place to stop off on your way to see the gorges of Verdon. There's not really anything special to see in this little town, except its church of Saint-Jean and the Castle Annex. The church dates back to 1639, and it's done in Romanesque style, despite being a church that looks like it's from the Middle Ages. The castle is private and you're not allowed to visit it. But that's no excuse not to stop off here because you walk a little bit. When you leave the village, as you go up the road if you go into the throat, after 2 or 3 curves you should stop and take in the view of the beautiful blue lake that you'll see as well as the castle and the church. It looks like something off of a postcard.