The narrow and beautiful Gorges du Loup cuts north-south through the hills at the foot of Gourdon, 12 km from Grasse.
About 4 km up the deep gorges, the Cascade de Courmes (waterfall) comes down over the rocks and then spills over large mossy boulders into the pool, 40m below the top. A spectacular sight!
There is very little parking near the waterfall, and the best place to park is on the left just at the exit of the first, long tunnel.
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The small town of Gourdon sits on top of the hill above the Gorges and is a delightful end to a drive along the gorge and a good place to stop for lunch, or to visit the castle of this old feudal town.
The D2210 road along the forested edge of the hills runs from Châteauneuf-Pré-du-Lac (near Grasse) through Le Bar-sur-Loup, Pont-du-Loup, Tourrettes-sur-Loup and Vence.