Castelbouc and the Gorges du Tarn along the Tarn river in France
© Stefan Schurr/Westend61/Offse
Bidding summer adieu. Bidding summer adieu
Today, on the traditional end of the French summer season, we're featuring the wild beauty of the Gorges du Tarn, a canyon formed by the Tarn river in south central France. The Tarn Gorge is about 33 miles long and, at points, almost 2,000 feet deep. It's a popular spot for tourists, especially kayakers and rock climbers. History buffs also find much to explore, including the castles and villages built along – or even carved into – the canyon walls, like Castelbouc in today's image.