Gorges d'Oppedette

Alpes de Hautes Provence  >  France

Impressive limestone gorges of 2.5 km long, 140 meters wide and 200 meters. depth! The canyon attracts many species of birds.

Added* by Sheron
Most recent update 5 May 2021


The limestone canyon of the Gorges d'Oppedette is part of the Luberon Regional Natural Park and it is a protected area. In and around the canyon you can observe birds typical of cliffs and rocky escarpments such as Wallcreeper, Crag Martin, Eagle Owl, Common Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush and Eurasian Hobby (breeder on the site).


Français: Impressionnantes gorges calcaires de 2,5 km de long, 140 mètres de large et 200 m. de profondeur ! Canyon qui fait le bonheur de nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux. Vous pouvez y observer des oiseaux typiques des falaises et escarpements rocheux : Wallcreeper, Crag Martin, Eagle Owl , Common Rock Thrush , Blue Rock Thrush et Eurasian Hobby nicheur sur le site. Ce site fait parti du Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon et c'est un Espace Naturel Sensible.



There is a parking lot with explanatory signs. A hike (5,5 km) that goes around the gorges is signposted.


Français: Il y a un parking avec des panneaux explicatifs. Une randonnée (5,5 km) qui fait le tour des gorges est fléché.

Terrain and Habitat

Canyon/cliff , River


Dry , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn


Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Car , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform



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