The canyon-swimming descent of the exceptional Samson Corridor is spectacular. . The Verdon has worn a narrow passage in the solid limestone and runs between vertical walls 400m high.


Rapids and drops add interest to the route and bring us to the « Baume aux Pigeons », an immense hollow carved by the power of the river during the times of heavy rain. This is a pleasant, enjoyable canyon, very aquatic and a good way to discover all the beauty of the Verdon.

Practical informations :

  • Durat. : 2h30
  • Level : Beginner
  • Public : From 12 years
  • Rendezvous : 8.45am or 12.30pm on the car park of the belvedere of Couloir Samson
  • Price : 40 euros
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Characteristics :

The “Couloir Samson” is an aquatic canyon with no need for ropes (canyon-swimming). It offers a perfect initiation into canyoning.


Practical conditions of canyons :

The “Couloir Samson” extends along the Verdon River and is practicable outside the days of water-release. The practical conditions depend also on the level of water (it is sometimes very aquatic in the beginning of summer).

A little vintage video of the “Couloir Samson”