June 11, 2012
When one thinks of swimming on the Cote d’Azur, one immediately thinks of golden beaches lapped by the Mediterranean, with bronzed and beautiful bodies bobbing up and down in the lucid water.
For swimming with greater solitude, privacy and tranquillity, making your way inland to the many cobalt mountain pools, waterfalls cascading into clear mighty rivers, framed by fertile plant life of colour and vivacity, and gorges tumbling down to form natural Jacuzzi’s providing a true haven for swimmers and snorkelling, certainly promises to be a memorable swimming experience.
If we’ve managed to get your natural water taste buds bubbling, then read on to discover three of the most stunning natural places to swim inland on the Cote d’Azur.
Gorges du Loup
Finding the Gorges du Loup is an experience in itself as following the winding road that weaves along the Loup River taking you into the heart of the Gorges du Loup has to be one of the most scenic drives on the Cote d’Azur.
Passing through coarsely carved tunnels, along nail-biting edges of sheer cliffs faces towering high above the Loup River and past breathtaking views of rural utopia, you eventually arrive at a terrace overlooking awe-inspiring waterfalls and pools just outside the village of Pont du Loup.
The Clue d’Aiglun is one of a series of gorges known as the Clue de Haute Province, which can be found in the verdurous hills to the north of Cannes.