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Valley : Paillon

Allowed period : 1 April to 31 October

Minimum age : 12 years old

Jump required : 2m

Max waterfall : 12m

Difficulty : Red

Vertical difficulty :

Water difficulty :

Price : 70 € / person

You must take SPORTS SHOES IN GOOD CONDITION that protect your feet from shocks. Sandals, ballerinas, aquashoes and other light shoes are totally forbidden.

Also take :
– a swimming costume
– a towel for the return from the activity
– something to regain your strength, cereal bars, dried fruit, etc.
– an INDESTRUCTIBLE PICNIC that resists shocks in a waterproof box.
– a 1,5L bottle of water with a screw cap
– your medical treatment if you need it during the activity, the instructor can take it in his waterproof container
– if you have long hair, a rubber band to hang it up
– if you use your glasses, a ROPE LADDER so that you don’t lose them
– if you have a lycra top and you are cold, take it
– if you have a camera or a waterproof camera, you can take it with you under your own responsibility, take a ROPE or a FLOAT to avoid your camera ending up in a basin
– and finally your best smile, essential !

We do not recommend taking other items into the canyon as they may be damaged. The buckets do not protect against shocks and are not guaranteed to be 100% waterproof. As far as possible, do not leave valuables in the vehicles, as the various car parks at the activity sites are unguarded. Leave your jewellery and valuables at home. The instructor cannot be held responsible for theft, loss or damage to your own equipment.

We lend each participant :

– a pair of neoprene socks
– a complete neoprene suit
– a harness equipped with gliding pants, lanyards and descender
– a helmet

The instructor takes a backpack, ropes and a waterproof container for the first aid kit, car keys.


The Ruisseau de Planfaé is the most accessible day trip canyon. The walk starts with a short walk in the river, followed very quickly by a few small jumps in pools of clear water. Then comes the highlight in a beautiful recess where a 7m waterfall pours into a kettle decorated with a superb natural arch. Then follows the highest waterfall of 12m which is abseiled down. The rest is a succession of abseils, jumps and slides which will not fail to satisfy the greediest.

Meeting point

The meeting place is located near the village of L’Engarvin 06670 Duranus. When you are at the junction between the D15 Route du Col Saint-Roch and the dead end road up to L’Engarvin, the meeting point is 700m further up the D15 at the bridge over the Paillon de Contes. There are various parking areas.