Not far from the Verdon Gorge a nice trip is across the Mont Ventoux, starting at 200m asl and climbing up to 1,900m. Further west is the Ardeche canyon and even further west the river Tarn. Actually near the bridge of Millau.
Directly south of the Tarn river canyon there is a steep climb to the Causse, an incredible beautiful plateau high above the river. Several winding roads lead up to the plateau, one of the specacular ones id through the Gorge du Jonte.
An incredible climb is the D907 from the Tarn valley upwards. Get hold of the Michelin map #240 and you've got that area covered
Only when we pause to wonder
do we go beyond the limits of our little lives.