Caramy Gorge Alex 1st December 201622nd February 2017 Uncategorised Gorges du Caramy (Caramy Gorge) Gorges du Caramy (Caramy Gorge) Click on an image to view the blog Hidden just South of the town of Tourves is the Caramy gorge walk. You can start from the carpark in the gorge or from the path pictured though there is less parking space. The ‘promenade’ leads up a hill overlooking the town, and then passes the hilltop Chapel of St Probain. Thought the pine trees we catch a glimpse of the ruins of the castle of Tourves, (Chateau de Tourves). The Saint-Probain chapel on the crest of the hill overlooking Tourves. This is the pace to get your camera out, due to the 360-degree views of the ‘Moyen-Var’. A shrine near the Saint Probain chapel. The path then follows the crest of the hill, with more breathtaking views. Then it winds down into the narrow gorge. As we walk down into the gorge we get spectacular views of the gorge rising on either side of the river bed. The Caramy riverbed is a beautifully calm, relaxing section of the walk. This part is a great contrast with the hilltop, one of the reasons I enjoyed this hike so much was the variety of terrain and sights. In this picture, taken during a very dry November, the river level is very low. Once down in the gorge, the path follows the Caramy river with its clear water and plentiful Trout. We chose to have our picnic here, in the shade! The only fishing allowed here is catch and release. The walk takes between two and three hours. I enjoyed the wide range of plants and animals alongside the view of the gorge cutting through the forest. This is an easy day hike, suitable for families. The only prerequisites are suitable footwear, sunscreen and water.